ALBANY, N.Y.—Four UAlbany players were honored with Longstreth/National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division I All-Region Team selections. UAlbany's primary goalkeeper, Melissa Nealon and core defender, Frederike Helmke were named to th
ALBANY, N.Y.— At the conclusion of the America East Field Hockey Championship, UAlbany's Frederike Helmke and Kelsey Briddell were announced to the All-Tournament Team. The Great Danes beat UC Davis 5-0 in the quarterfinals to earn their spot in the semis; however, UAlbany concluded their season in the semifinals falling to New Hampshire 2-1 in overtime.
Field Hockey Score: #21 UAlbany 1 – New Hampshire 2 Location: Lowell, Mass.– Wicked Blue Field Season Records: UAlbany 12-7 New Hampshire 9-11 Short Story: Starting off with a one goal deficit in the first half, Katie MacCallum rebuttled in the 30th minute of play to tie 1-1. UAlbany held possession for the majority of regulation. However, the gears shifted in overtime. UNH scored with less than one minute remaining in overtime to win the game 2-1. KEY STATS
LOWELL, Mass.— The University at Albany prepares to take on New Hampshire in the America East Tournament semifinals on Saturday, November 4th at 12 p.m. in UMass Lowell. On Thursday, Nov. 2nd the Great Danes took down UC Davis 5-0 to advance to the semis, while UNH earned their spot with a 3-2 overtime win against Cal on Friday, Nov. 3rd.
Field Hockey Score: #21 UAlbany 5 – UC Davis 0 Location: Lowell, Mass.– Wicked Blue Field Season Records: UAlbany 12-6 UC Davis 1-17
All-Conference honors at this year's America East Field Hockey awards ceremony in UMass Lowell. Frederike Helmke was honored as the America East Defender of the Year and the Great Dane's coaching staff, Phil Sykes, Andy Thornton, and Amy Nicklin
ALBANY, N.Y.— UAlbany opens up the America East Field Hockey Tournament this Thursday, November 2nd with quarterfinal action against UC Davis at 1:00 p.m. in UMass Lowell. The winner of Thursday's matchup will face the winner of Game 3, California and New Hampshire, with the championship game taking place on Sunday, Nov. 5th. AMERICA EAST TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE Quarterfinals - Thursday, Nov. 2 Game 1 – #E1 Albany vs. #W4 UC Davis, 1:00 p.m. Game 2 – #W1 Stanford vs. #E4 UMass Lowell, 3:30 p.m. Quarterfinals – Friday, Nov. 3 Game 3 – #W2 California vs. #E3 New Hampshire, 12 p.m. Game 4 – #E2 Maine vs. #W3 Pacific, 2:30 p.m. Semifinals – Saturday, Nov. 4 Game 5 – Game #1 Winner vs. Game #3 Winner, 12 p.m. Game 6 – Game #2 Winner vs. Game #4 Winner, 2:30 p.m.
ALBANY, N.Y.— #22 UAlbany Field Hockey earns the America East East Division co-regular season title this afternoon as the regular season came to a close. In conference the Great Danes finished with a 6-2 record, tying the Maine Black Bears for first place. Moving into the conference tournament, the Great Danes earned the #1 seed over Maine due to UAlbany's 2-0 record vs. #3 seed New Hampshire. In the West Division, Stanford earned the regular season title and #1 seed with a 4-2 conference record. The America East tournament kicks off this Thursday, November 2nd in UMass Lowell with cross-divisional quarterfinal action. The Great Danes will first face the West Divison's #4 seed, UC Davis at 1:00 p.m. The semifinals will take place on Saturday, November 4th at 12 p.m. and the finals on Sunday, November 5th at 1p.m. 2017 America East Field Hockey Championship At UMass Lowell; Lowell, Mass. All Times Eastern Quarterfinals - Thursday, Nov. 2 Game 1 – #E1 Albany vs. #W4 UC Davis, 1:00 p.m. Game 2 – #W1 Stanford vs. #E4 UMass Lowell, 3:30 p.m. Quarterfinals – Friday, Nov. 3 Game 3 – #W2 California vs. #E3 New Hampshire, 12 p.m. Game 4 – #E2 Maine vs. #W3 Pacific, 2:30 p.m. Semifinals – Saturday, Nov. 4 Game 5 – Game #1 Winner vs. Game #3 Winner, 12 p.m. Game 6 – Game #2 Winner vs. Game #4 Winner, 2:30 p.m. Final – Sunday, Nov. 5 Game 7 – Game 5 Winner vs. Game 6 Winner, 1 p.m. The entire championship will be streamed for free at AmericaEast.TV. Live tournament updates, news, information, and stats can be found by visiting Championship Central.
Field Hockey Score: #22 UAlbany 4 – New Hampshire 2 Location: Durham, N.H. Season Records: UAlbany 11-6 New Hampshire 6-11 America East Records: UAlbany 6-2 New Hampsire 3-4 Short Story: The Great Danes scored two goals in each half of the match up with UNH. UAlbany held the majority of possession. Ghislaine Beerken led the team with four points, followed by Katie MacCallum and Dana Bozek with two.
ALBANY, N.Y.—The Great Danes will compete in the last America East regular season game this Friday, October 27th in Durham, N.H. against the UNH Wildcats. UAlbany will enter the game with a season record of 10-6 and 5-2 in conference, while UNH is 6-10 overall and 3-3 in conference. This will be UAlbany's final game before the America East Tournament which will take place in UMass Lowell Nov. 2- Nov. 5.
Field Hockey Score: #20 UAlbany 3 – Vermont 2 Location: Albany, N.Y. Season Records: UAlbany 10-5 Vermont 5-10 America East Records: UAlbany 5-1 Vermont 1-5 Short Story: Down by two goals at the half with less than 20 minutes remaining and a pulled goalie, UAlbany's Dana Bozek scored two goals to send the Great Danes to overtime. Then, just 27 seconds after the start of overtime, Bozek found Briddell pushed to the right of the goal. Briddell fired to make the final score 3-2 UAlbany. KEY STATS
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.