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Helmke Named NFHCA Division I Second Team All-American

UAlbany Sports Information   12-05-2017

GILBERT, A.Z.--- Frederike Helkme was named to the NFHCA Division I Second-Team All-American squad. The Longstreth/National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division I All-American teams were announced on Tuesday with 48 student-athletes earning first, second or third-team recognition. Helmke was one of two America East players that received All-American honors.

This is Helmke’s first All-American honor. Helmke earned her second-consecutive NFHCA All-Northeast Region First Team honor this season. The junior captain from Berlin, Germany was honored as the 2017 America East Defensive Player of the Year and earned an East Division All-Conference spot. Helmke started all 17 games on UAlbany’s backline recording five goals, and she was also a key component of the Great Danes’ penalty corner unit.

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