Evans named NFHCA First Team All-American

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: December 2, 2013
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Sarah Evans

WATERVILLE, Maine --- Colby College sophomore goaltender Sarah Evans (Milton Academy/Cohasset, Mass.), who led NCAA Division III in save percentage, was named to the National Field Hockey Coaches Association All-American First Team on Monday.

Evans is Colby's first-ever first team All-American and the third player in program history to earn national honors. Colby's Wendy Bonner '05 became the school's first-ever player to earn All-American honors three times in 2002, 2003 and 2004 as a forward. She made the third team in 2002 and 2003 before earning second team honors in 2004. Katie Taylor '98 was Colby's first All-American in 1996 as a defender.

Evans had already earned NFHCA New England West First Team honors and was on the first team for the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC).

Evans was first in the country in save percentage (.860). She also was first in the NESCAC in fewest goals allowed (15), ranked third in goals against average (1.12), and was fifth in total saves (92). Evans was the lone goalie in the conference in the top five in save percentage, goals against average, and saves per game.

Evans helped Colby finish fifth in a conference which had four teams in the top five in the country at one point. The Mules finished with a 9-6 record.

National Field Hockey Coaches Association
Division III All-American Teams
First Team
Caitlin Baker, Mary Washington; Kelly Blackhurst, Skidmore; Emily Cannon, Tufts; Chelsea Cutler, DePauw; Sarah Evans, Colby; Catherine Fowler, Middlebury; Nathalie Gruet, Wellesley; Lindsey Hatch, College of New Jersey; Megan Keenan, Ursinus; Gina Kellett, Messiah; Chelsea Klein, Centre; Stephanie Lewis, Montclair State; Margaret McConnell, William Smith; Erin Smith, Cortland; Belle Tunstall, Christopher Newport; Krista Zsitvay, Amherst

Second Team
Maddie Breschi, Kenyon; Maura Campbell, Catholic; Taylor Cappello, William Smith; Marguerite Chavez, Stevens; Megan Comunale, Catholic; Kayla DeAngelis, Geneseo; Amanda DeChent, Manhattanville; Brooke Gagliano, Drew; Samantha Johnson, Salisbury; Rachel Kennedy, Bowdoin; Kirsten Kilburn, Mount Holyoke; Olivia King, Bowdoin; Mary Kate Olson, Franklin & Marshall; Rachel Preusser, Castleton; Katie Riley, Bowdoin; Allie Stein, Smith.

Third Team
Diana Banmann, Mount Holyoke; Erin Healy, College of New Jersey; Paige Henry, DePauw; Marlene Lichty, Christopher Newport; Hannah Mackey, Utica; Marisa Marini, Rowan; Regan McLaughlin, Rhodes; Ashley Morgan, Oneonta State; Brit Mscisz, Wellesley; Ellie O'Brien, Middlebury; Moriah Pfautz, Messiah; Alex Philie, Amherst; Courtney Scott, Gordon; Melanie Tenney, Lynchburg; Kayleigh Thies, Muhlenberg; Sabrina Vaillancourt, Husson.

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