GILBERT, Ariz. – UAlbany senior Anna Bottino has been chosen as a participant in the 2017 Victory Sports Tours/National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division I Senior Game. Bottino was one of 50 players across all of DI field hockey to be named as participants. Last season, UAlbany's seniors Maxi Primus and Paula Heuser were honored as participants in the 2016 Senior Game. This year the Senior Game will be played following the semifinals of the NCAA Division I Field Hockey Championship, November 17th at the University of Louisvillle. Bottino has accumulated many accolades over the years including being named to the 2015 NFHCA All-Region First Team. In the America East, Bottino was named the America East Rookie of the Year (2014) and is a two-time Second Team All-Conference selection (2014, 2015). Also in 2015, Bottino was named the America East Tournament's Most Outstanding Player. Academically, she is a two-time member of the NFHCA National Academic Squad majoring in psychology. Anna Bottino and the Great Danes return to action on October 20th vs. Vermont at 2 P.M.
ALBANY, N.Y.—The Great Dane field hockey team will conclude their regular season home contests this weekend on Friday, October 20th vs. Vermont, and senior day on Sunday, October 22nd vs. Maine. SCHEDULE Vermont- Friday, October 20th @ 1 P.M. on Alumni Turf Senior Day Maine- Sunday, October 22nd @ 1 P.M. on Alumni Turf
Field Hockey Score: #20 UAlbany 4 – UMass Lowell 2 Location: Lowell, Mass. - Season Records: UAlbany 9-5 UMass Lowell- 8-8
Field Hockey Score: #20 UAlbany 3 – Sacred Heart 0 Location: Albany, N.Y. – Alumni Turf Season Records: UAlbany 8-5 Sacred Heart 5-9 Short Story: UAlbany scored three goals in the first half to secure the shutout win over Sacred Heart. Katie MacCallum led the team in points with two goals.
Cosima Rocktaeschel was named the America East Rookie of the Week. This is Rocktaeschel's first weekly honor and the Danes' fourth honor this season. The freshman was honored for her seven point performance in the 8-2 UAlbany victory over Fairfield. Not only did Rocktaeschel score her first career goal, but the freshman recorded the team's first hat trick of the season with goals in the 13th, 19th, and 58th minute. The #20 Great Danes return Wednesday, October 11th at 2:00 PM on Alumni Turf vs. Sacred Heart.
ALBANY, N.Y.—The University at Albany takes on a mid-week non-conference challenge against Sacred Heart before traveling to UMass Lowell on Sunday. Last weekend the Great Danes' first game was on Friday against faced the very tough Maine Black Bear team. Ghislaine Beerkens was able to find the back of the
Field Hockey Score: #19 UAlbany 8 - Fairfield 2 Location: Albany, N.Y. – Alumni Turf Season Records: UAlbany 7-5 Fairfield 3-10 Short Story: The Great Danes beat the Fairfield Stags by six goals with a final score of 8-2. Not only did Cosima Rocktaeschel score her first
Field Hockey Score: #19 UAlbany 1 - Maine 0 Location: Orono, Maine Season Records: UAlbany 6-5 Maine 7-4
ALBANY,N.Y.—This weekend #18 UAlbany will travel to Orono, Maine on Friday, October 6th to face the Maine Black Bears at 3:00 P.M., and on Sunday, the Great Danes will return home to take on a non-league game against Fairfield at 1:00 P.M. SCHEDULE Maine - Friday, October 6th @ 3:00 P.M. in Orono, Maine (Streamed on ESPN 3) Fairfield- Sunday, October 8th @ 1:00 P.M. on Alumni Turf (Streamed on AmericaEast.tv) UALBANY #18 IN NFHCA POLL: This week the University at Albany women's field hockey team hung on to its #18 spot in the NFHCA poll after a 1-1 weekend against America East opponents UMass Lowell and Vermont. Last Friday, the Great Danes slipped to UMass Lowell 2-1 in double overtime and last Sunday UAlbany scored four goals against Vermont to earn the win (4-1). SCOUTING MAINE: The Maine Black Bears will enter Friday 7-3 on the season. Last Sunday, Maine competed in their first America East, East Division conference game of the season recording a 3-2 win over UM
Field Hockey Score: #18 UAlbany 4 - Vermont 1 Location: Burlington, VT Season Records: UAlbany 5-5 Vermont 4-7 America East Records: UAlbany 1-1 Vermont 0-1 Short Story: The Great Danes surpassed UVM 4-1 keeping the ball on the offensive side for the majority of the game. UAlbany outshout the Catamounts 18-6, with 12 shots on goal. Ghislaine Beerkens recorded the first two goals of the game, while Frederike Helmke and Katie MacCallum each added one as well. KEY STATS • Goals scored by Ghislaine Beerkens (2 Assists: Dana Bozek, Katie MacCallum), Katie MacCallum (Assist: Camryn Dias), and Frederike Helmke • UAlbany dominated offensively recording 18 shots compared to the Catamounts' 6 • Neither team scored off of a penalty corner: UAlbany earned 4 while Vermont had 3 • Vermont recorded 8 saves, while the Danes made 2 HOW IT HAPPENED UAlbany began executing great connecting passes from the start of regulation. In just under two minutes of play, Dana Bozek took the ball from the outside of the circle to find Ghislaine Beerkens within feet from the goal. Beerkens shot to the left of the goalie finding the back corner. Multiple defensive stops were made by UAlbany, including an important stop in the 32nd minute by Frederike Helmke in a fast transition by the UVM midfield. In the 39th minute, Beerkens fired her second goal of the game, but this time from the stick of Katie MacCallum. Facing away from the goal, MacCallum set Beerkens up with a perfect pass to tap in. Danes led 2-0.
ALBANY, N.Y.-- Field Hockey Score: #18 UAlbany 1 - UMass Lowell 2 (2 OT) Location: Albany, N.Y. Season Records: UAlbany 4-5 UMass Lowell 6-5 Short Story: #18 UAlbany takes UMass Lowell to two overtime periods but falls 2-1 in the 89th minute of play. UMass Lowell led at the end of the first half 1-0 from a goal off of a rebounded shot. In the second half, freshman Liz Ryan scored her first career goal as a Great Dane to send the game into overtime. Although UAlbany outshot UMass Lowell 6-2 in both overtime periods combined, UMass Lowell scored the final goal to make the final score 2-1.
ALBANY, N.Y--- Melissa Nealon picks up a national Longstreth/NFHCA weekly award for her performance last weekend against Delaware and North Carolina.