More than 300 student-athletes, coaches and staff members gathered to celebrate a successful 2017-18 campaign.
Eleven members of the team were named to the 2017-18 Zag Field Hockey/NFHCA National Academic Squad.
Hamilton and van Weezel named to All-Northeast Region First Team; Guilbert named to Second Team.
Head Coach Diane Madl, senior Megan Hamilton and freshman Manon van Weezel participated in the press conference.
Friars and Huskies will square off on Friday, Nov. 3 at 1:00 p.m. in Providence, R.I.
As a Senior: Started 18 games for Providence in the midfield... Recorded six points on three goals, including the game-winning goal against Brown to lift the Friars to a 3-2 victory... Also collected one defensive save on the season... Finished her career ranked 17th all-time at Providence College in career scoring with 65 points on 27 goals and 11 assists... Her 27 goals were tied for 14th all-time at PC... Earned All-BIG EAST First-Team honors as a unanimous selection... Named to the NFHCA All-Northeast Region First Team and was an alternate for the Victory Sports Tours/NFHCA Division I Senior Game... Is one of just three players in program history to have earned All-BIG EAST honors in each of her four seasons on the team as a First Team pick in 2016 and 2017 and a Second Team honoree in 2014 and 2015... She also is the 12th player in program history to earn All-BIG EAST First-Team honors in multiple seasons... Entered season as a Preseason All-BIG EAST selection... Named to BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll (Sept. 4)... NFHCA Division I National Academic Squad selection... Providence College Female Athlete of the Year (Team Sports)... BIG EAST Institutional Scholar-Athlete Award Winner... Recognized by the Mal Brown Club as the Helen Bert Award winner.
As a Junior: Started all 19 games... Finished fourth on the team in scoring with 13 points on five goals and three assists... Reached double-digits in the points column for the third-consecutive season... Tallied one game-winning goal on the year in a 2-1 overtime victory vs. BIG EAST foe Quinnipiac (Oct. 8)... Collected three defensive saves, including two in a critical 3-2 overtime victory against Temple in regular-season conference action (Sept. 16)... Friars posted an 8-0 record when she tallied at least one point (goal or assist)... Earned BIG EAST post-season honors for the third-straight season, making first career appearance on the All-BIG EAST First Team... Named to NFHCA All-Northeast Region Second Team... Two-time BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll selection (9/19, 10/10).
As a Sophomore: Started all 18 games... Finished third on the team in scoring (10 points) and second in goals (four) and assists (three)... Notched a season-high four points on two goals vs. BIG EAST foe Georgetown (10/2)...Named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll (10/5)... Was a Preseason All-BIG EAST Team pick heading into the 2015 campaign... Earned All-BIG EAST Second Team honors for the second-consecutive season... Named to BIG EAST All-Academic Team.
As a Freshman: Started all 20 games... Tied for first on the team in scoring (36 points) and goals (15)... Also tied for second on the team with six assists...Recorded two game-winning goals vs. New Hampshire (9/19) and Maine (9/26)... Scored at least one point in 10 of the Friars' 20 games... Finished season ranked third among freshman in NCAA Division I in points per game (1.85) and fourth among freshman in goals per game (0.75)... Each of those totals ranked her among the top-25 in the NCAA among all Division I players... Led Friars with five multi-goal games... Posted a season-high six points in games vs. Maine (9/26) with three goals and vs. Villanova (11/1) with two goals and two assists... Her 36 points marked the most by a rookie at Providence College (using available records dating back to 1987)... Scored her first collegiate goal against 13th-ranked Boston College (9/5)... Named to BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll three times (9/15, 9/22, 9/29)... All-BIG EAST Second Team selection.
In High School: Attended Central Bucks South, where she was a four-year letter winner in field hockey and lacrosse... Served as team captain of the field hockey team as a senior... Helped guide Central Bucks South to a 74-10-4 overall record during her career... Team also captured four-consecutive SOL Conference Championships and the PIAA District 1 Championship in 2012... Two-time First-Team All-State, First-Team SOL All-League and First-Team All-Intell selection.
Personal: Born January 11, 1996...Daughter of Mary Beth and Bob Hamilton... Has one brother, Brian, and one sister, Kelly... Marketing major.
HAMILTON'S CAREER STATISTICS / HONORS
All-BIG EAST First Team • 2016, 2017
All-BIG EAST Second Team • 2014, 2015
NFHCA Division I All-Northeast Region First Team • 2017
NFHCA Division I All-Northeast Region Second Team • 2016
Preseason All-BIG EAST Team • 2015, 2017
Victory Sports Tours/NFHCA Division I Senior Game (alternate) • 2017
NFHCA Division I National Academic Squad • 2017
BIG EAST All-Academic Team • 2016, 2017
Providence College Female Athlete of the Year (Team Sports) • 2018
BIG EAST Institutional Scholar-Athlete Award Winner • 2018
Helen Bert Award (Mal Brown Club) • 2018
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