ALBANY, N.Y. – UAlbany standouts Paula Heuser and Maxi Primus have earned 2016 National Field Hockey Association (NFHCA) All-America honors, announced on Wednesday afternoon.
Heuser becomes the program’s first-ever four-time All-American and a First Team All-American each of the past three years. She is the only four-time All-American on the 2016 list.
Primus earns her second place on the All-America list, getting on the Second Team. She was placed on the Third Team in 2014 and is just the fourth UAlbany player to earn multiple All-America Division I selections.
As a team, UAlbany is one of 12 programs to earn two or more All-Americans this season. In addition, it is the third year out of the last four that UAlbany has had multiple All-Americans.
Heuser finished in the top-20 in Division I in points, goals and assists per game this season, leading UAlbany with 47 points, 17 goals and 13 assists. She finished with four game-winning goals this season and earned at least one point in 18 games played this season. She finishes her collegiate career as the NCAA active points leader, a title she held all year, with 240 points off 97 goals and 46 assists.
Primus finished first in all of Division I with a 1.14 goals allowed average and fifth with a 75.6% save rate. The senior started 19 games for the Great Danes, earning 14 victories and was a part of eight UAlbany shutouts, allowing just 20 goals and saving 62 shots in those 19 games. She will graduate as UAlbany’s all-time wins leader with 67 in her career.
UAlbany was one of two America East teams, the other being Stanford, to have multiple All-Americans.