Nov. 15, 2012
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -
Providence College field hockey players Henni Tietze (Sankt Augustin, Germany) and Caitlin Malone (Ossining, N.Y.) were named to the 2012 Longstreth/NFHCA Division I All-Northeast Region Second Team on November 15, 2012. The duo are among a list of 36 players in the region who were named to the First or Second Team.
Tietze, a 2012 All-BIG EAST First-Team honoree, anchored the Friar defense at center back. She also played a pivotal role on the Friars' offensive corner unit. Tietze finished second on the team in scoring this season with a career-high 26 points on 11 goals and four assists. Her 11 goals led the team. Prior to the start of the season, Tietze was selected to the All-BIG EAST Preseason Team. As a rookie in 2011, she was a member of the All-BIG EAST Second Team.
Malone, a center midfielder, led the Friars in scoring with 27 points on nine goals and nine assists. She also earned All-BIG EAST Second-Team honors for Providence this season. Malone notched two, multiple-goal games this season against BIG EAST foe Georgetown (9/14) and Vermont (10/8). She also tallied a season and career-high of four points in three games vs. Kent State (9/3), Georgetown (9/14) and Vermont (10/8). Malone was credited with the game-winning goal in a 1-0 victory against BIG EAST opponent Villanova on October 13. The win was critical in the Friars earning their first BIG EAST Championship berth since 2009.
The Friars finished the 2012 season with a 9-9 overall record and a 3-3 mark in the BIG EAST Conference, which placed them in a tie for third place with Louisville. Seven of the Friars' nine losses came at the hands of nationally-ranked opponents. Four of those losses were decided by one goal, including three in overtime.
Providence will return 15 letter winners next season, including its top-eight scorers. Overall, the Friars return nine of 10 players who recorded points during the 18-game schedule.
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