LEWISTON, Maine -- Bates first-year students Delaney Nalen and Caroline O'Reilly both received Second Team All-Region recognition on Monday, as the National Field Hockey Coaches Association released its 2014 Longstreth/NFHCA Division III All-Region Teams.
Nalen (Englewood, Colo.) led the New England Small College Athletic Conference in defensive saves, with seven, and also had two goals and two assists on the season to rank second on the Bobcats in points (6).
"Delaney was a threat on attacking corners as our second leader in points scored," said second-year head coach Danielle Ryder. "She is a versatile player, and I was thrilled to see our coaches association recognized her talent and work ethic this season."
O'Reilly (Longmeadow, Mass.) passed the "eye test" with aggressive and skilled play all season long as a two-way standout at midfield. She finished the year with one goal.
"Caroline has started in played in every game this season, and was often recognized by the opposing coaching staff post-game as a talented first year," said Ryder. "It is fantastic to see her recognized by our coaches association; even without statistical backing she was clearly a standout on the field."
March 23, 2015 Field hockey recognized for academic excellence
November 25, 2014 49 Bobcats named NESCAC Fall 2014 All-Academic
November 20, 2014 Eight Bobcats earn NESCAC All-Sportsmanship selection
November 19, 2014 Conway picked to play in NFHCA Division III Senior Game
November 17, 2014 Nalen, O'Reilly receive all-region honors in field hockey
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October 25, 2014 Field hockey takes second-half lead against Ephs but falls
October 22, 2014 Field hockey downs Husson at home, 2-1
October 18, 2014 Field hockey tripped at No. 3 Middlebury
October 15, 2014 Field hockey stifles Babson in 2-0 road victory
October 4, 2014 Camels prevail over field hockey in overtime, 2-1
October 2, 2014 Beinecke, field hockey defeat Southern Maine, 3-0
September 28, 2014 No. 11 Amherst tops field hockey, 3-0
September 27, 2014 Field hockey falls 2-0 at Trinity
September 24, 2014 Beaton paces field hockey to 5-0 victory at Thomas
September 20, 2014 Wesleyan tips field hockey, 3-0
September 17, 2014 Field hockey defends well, falls to No. 1 Bowdoin, 2-0
September 13, 2014 Bates field hockey welcomes 5-year-old Nora Franks into the fold
September 13, 2014 Field hockey accepts tough-luck overtime loss to Continentals
September 6, 2014 Field hockey drops 4-0 decision to No. 7 Tufts
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