Three Friars Earn All-Northeast Region Honors For Field Hockey

Nov. 27, 2017

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Three Providence College field hockey players were recognized as Longstreth/NFHCA Division I All-Region selections. The National Field Hockey Coaches’ Association (NFHCA) announced the All-Region Teams on Monday, Nov. 27. Providence College senior Megan Hamilton (Warrington, Pa.) and freshman Manon van Weezel (Waalre, Holland) were named to the All-Northeast Region First Team, while senior Megan Guilbert (Morganville, N.J.) was named to the Second Team.

Hamilton, a midfielder, earned All-Region honors for the second time in her career as she previously was named to the Second Team at the conclusion of the 2016 season. She also earned All-BIG EAST First-Team honors for the second-consecutive season (2016, 2017). Hamilton was an All-BIG EAST Second Team pick in 2014 and 2015. She is one of just three players in program history to earn All-BIG EAST recognition all four years of her career, joining Rachel Chamberlain ‘10 and Henni Tietze ‘15. Additionally, she is the 12th player in program history to earn First-Team accolades in multiple season.

She started 18 games for the Friars in the midfield this season and collected six points on three goals. Hamilton also registered one defensive save for the Friars. She finished her career ranked 17th all-time on Providence College’s career scoring list with 65 points on 27 goals and 11 assists. Her 27 goals are tied for 14th all-time and her 11 assists are tied for 32nd all-time in program history. Hamilton was named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll on Sept. 4.

 

 

Van Weezel started all 19 games for the Friars at left-back and became just the second freshman in program history to earn All-BIG EAST First-Team accolades, joining former All-American and two-time BIG EAST Goalkeeper of the Year, Rachel Chamberlain ‘10. She and Chamberlain also are the only freshman in program history to earn All-Region First-Team honors as freshmen. Furthmore, van Weezel is the second player in program history to earn BIG EAST Freshman of the Year, as former All-American Paula Wagoner ‘98 was named BIG EAST Rookie of the Year at the conclusion of the 1997 season. Only three players in program history have been recognized with major post-season BIG EAST awards, and include Cathy Guden ‘94 (Player of the Year - 1993), Paula Wagoner ‘98 (Offensive Player of the Year - 1997; Rookie of the Year - 1994) and Rachel Chamberlain ‘10 (Goalkeeper of the Year - 2006, 2007).

Van Weezel led the Friars in scoring during the regular season with 13 points on four goals and a team-best five assists. Two of her four goals were game winners, including the winning tally to defeat BIG EAST foe Georgetown, 4-3, on Oct. 13. Van Weezel also led the team in defensive saves, with two. During the regular season, van Weezel earned BIG EAST Freshman of the Week honors three times (Sept. 4, Sept. 18 and Oct. 16).

Guilbert claimed All-Region honors for the first time in her career at Providence. At the conclusion of the season, she earned All-BIG EAST honors for the second-straight season (2016, 2017). She has logged 1,269 minutes in goal and posted a 1.93 goals against average and a 0.727 save percentage. Guilbert collected three shut-out victories on the year, including her first against a nationally-ranked opponent, when the Friars defeated then-No. 24 Maine, 1-0, on Aug. 25. Guilbert also earned BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll accolades a team-best three times (Aug. 28, Sept. 25 and Oct. 2), and was selected to play in the 2017 Victory Sports Tours/NFHCA Senior Game.

Hamilton and van Weezel will be eligible for All-America recognition by virtue of their selection to the All-Region First Team. The All-America squads will be announced on Dec. 5.

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