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Delaware freshman Esmee Peet earned CAA field hockey Player and Rookie of the Year honors.

UD's Peet Headlines All-CAA Field Hockey Team

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          Release: 11/07/2013
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Newark, Del. (November 7, 2013) – Delaware freshman midfielder Esmée Peet has been honored as the 2013 Colonial Athletic Association field hockey Player and Rookie of the Year in a vote by the league’s head coaches, the conference announced Thursday.

James Madison senior defender Amy Goldtsein was named the CAA Defensive Player of the Year, becoming the first Duke since 2008 to win the award. Delaware head coach Rolf van de Kerkhof and William & Mary head coach Tess Ellis shared CAA Coach of the Year honors.

Peet is the first Delaware field hockey player to receive CAA Player or Rookie of the Year honors thanks to an impressive freshman season. She’s also just the third player in CAA history, and first since 1997, to win the Player and Rookie of the Year awards in the same season. The Netherlands native was a staple for the dangerous UD offensive attack, registering 10 goals and dishing out four assists over 18 contests this season. Peet ranked second in the league in shots per game (3.39), fifth in points (24) and fourth in both goals and goals per game (0.56). In a 6-0 win over Hofstra on Oct. 25, Peet tied the league-high for a single game with seven points (3 goals, one assist).

Goldstein has been a consistent force as a defender for the Dukes over her four-year career, playing in a total of 74 games and making 63 starts. This year, the Lititz, Pa., product helped JMU to a 10-8 record while recording four goals and a team-best six assists. Goldstein’s contributions on the defensive end helped the Dukes rank second in the league in shutouts (5) and third in goals allowed (30, 1.67 per game). She’s the fourth JMU player to earn CAA Defensive Player of the Year honors.

UD’s van de Kerkhof made plenty of history in just his third season at the helm in Newark. He becomes the first UD coach to take home the CAA’s Coach of the Year nod after helping the Blue Hens to a perfect 6-0 league mark for the first time in program history, and a 14-4 overall record. The Blue Hens are ranked #17 in the nation this week in the NFHCA/Penn Monto Top 20 poll. UD is set to host the CAA field hockey championship for the first time after winning its first conference regular season title.

Ellis began the 2013 season as an 18-year assistant coach at William & Mary, but was promoted to head coach in late August after longtime mentor Peel Hawthorne accepted a job in W&M’s athletic administration. Ellis made a splash in her first year as the Tribe’s head coach, helping the team reach the CAA Championship with a 3-3 league mark. W&M’s non-conference slate was especially tough and Ellis’ squad defeated then-No. 5 Virginia and then-No. 18 American in a span of two weeks to earn two huge wins in October.

Peet and Goldstein were joined on the All-CAA First Team by Hofstra junior forward Jonel Boileau (13g, 6a) and Pride freshman Stella Schoen (10g, 6a) as well as Delaware standout Michaela Patzner, a sophomore midfielder/forward (14g, 6a). Drexel led the way three first-team honorees – junior goalkeeper Jantien Gunter (100 saves/5.26 PG), sophomore defender/midfielder Lauren Hibshman (7a) and senior midfielder/forward Lindsay McArdle (6g, 1a).

William & Mary had a pair of first-team members in senior forward Taylor Hodge (10g, 2a) and sophomore forward/midfielder Pippin Saunders (7g, 9a), while James Madison sophomore Taylor West (14g, 5a) and Northeastern freshman forward Natalie Stewart (4g, 3a) rounded out the rest of the team.

Video for both semifinal matches and the championship contest of the CAA Field Hockey Championship will be carried live for free in high definition on CAA.TV and CAA's iPad app. A free login will be required to view the games via CAA.TV on a computer or using the CAA's iPad app. The same free login link will be provided accordingly on the Field Hockey #CAAChamps Central page.

 

2013 ALL-CAA FIELD HOCKEY TEAMS

Selected by CAA Field Hockey Coaches

 

FIRST TEAM

Player, School                                            Cl.       Pos.    Hometown/High School

Jonel Boileau, Hofstra                                Jr.        F          Kelowna, British Columbia/Kelowna Secondary

Amy Goldstein, James Madison               Sr.       D         Lititz, Pa./Warwick

Lauren Hibshman, Drexel                          So.      D/M    Allentown, Pa./Parkland

Taylor Hodge, William & Mary                     Sr.       F          Louisville, Ky./Louisville Collegiate

Lindsay McArdle, Drexel                              Sr.       M/F     Upper Darby, Pa./Cardinal O’Hara

Michaela Patzner, Delaware                       So.       M         Rosenheim, Germany/Karolinen Gymnasium

Esmée Peet, Delaware                                Fr.       M         Zeewolde, Netherlands/RSG Slingerbos

Pippin Saunders, William & Mary              So.       F/M     Mittagong, NSW/Bowral

Stella Schoen, Hofstra                                  Fr.       F          Hamburg, Germany/Gymnasium Othmarschen

Natalie Stewart, Northeastern                     Fr.       F          Vancouver, British Columbia/Carson Graham

Taylor West, James Madison                      So.       M/F     Princess Anne, Md./Pocomoke

Jantien Gunter, Drexel                                   Jr.        GK       Groningen, Netherlands/Maartens College

SECOND TEAM

Player, School                                            Cl.       Pos.    Hometown/High School

Lindsay Bennett, Northeastern                 Sr.       F          Kansas City, Mo./Notre Dame de Sion

Christina Conrad, Drexel                            Jr.        M         Fallstown, Md./Fallstown

Chaney Manganello, William & Mary         Sr.       M/D    Richmond, Va./St. Catherine’s

Kelly Mattingly, Towson                                Jr.        D/M    Fallston, Md./Fallston

Allie Mikelson, Delaware                             So.       D         Macungie, Pa./Emmaus

Clare O’Malley, Delaware                            Sr.       M         Summit, N.J./Summit

Loes Stijntjes, James Madison                 So.       M         Belgie, Belgium/Heilig Hartcollege

Jessica Unger, Northeastern                       Fr.       D         Macungie, Pa./Emmaus

Meghan Winesett, Delaware                         Fr.       F          Centreville, Va./Westfield

Carissa Witmer, Hofstra                                Fr.       D         Ephrata, Pa./Cocalico

Sarah Scher, Delaware                                 Sr.       GK       Pocomoke City, Md./Pocomoke

 

2013 CAA Player of the Year: Esmée Peet, Delaware

2013 CAA Defensive Player of the Year: Amy Goldstein, James Madison

2013 CAA Rookie of the Year: Esmée Peet, Delaware

2013 CAA Co-Coaches of the Year: Tess Ellis, William & Mary and Rolf van de Kerkhof, Delaware

ALL-ROOKIE TEAM

Player, School                                            Cl.       Pos.    Hometown/High School

Rosalie Becker, James Madison            Fr.       F          Weesp, Netherlands/Goois Lyceum

Becky Garner, Northeastern                      Fr.       GK       Somerset, England/Millfield Prep

Jessica McCarthy, Drexel                          Fr.       M         Havertown, Pa./Haverford

Maria Pastor, William & Mary                     Fr.       F/M     Burke, Va./Lake Braddock

Esmée Peet, Delaware                              Fr.       M         Zeewolde, Netherlands/RSG Slingerbos

Stella Schoen, Hofstra                                 Fr.       F          Hamburg, Germany/Gymnasium Othmarschen

Natalie Stewart, Northeastern                    Fr.       F          Vancouver, British Columbia/Carson Graham

Jessica Unger, Northeastern                      Fr.       D         Macungie, Pa./Emmaus

Meghan Winesett, Delaware                       Fr.       F          Centreville, Va./Westfield

Carissa Witmer, Hofstra                               Fr.       D         Ephrata, Pa./Cocalico

ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM

Player, School                                            Cl.       Pos.    Hometown/High School

Bethany Ashworth, James Madison         Jr.        F          Lititz, Pa./Warwick

Lindsay Bennett, Northeastern                  Sr.       F          Kansas City, Mo./Notre Dame de Sion

Jonel Boileau, Hofstra                                 Jr.        F          Kelowna, British Columbia/Kelowna Secondary

Kristen Focht, Drexel                                    Sr.       D         Allentown, Pa./William Allen

Taylor Hodge, William & Mary                     Sr.       F          Louisville, Ky./Louisville Collegiate

Kasey Prettyman, Delaware                        Sr.       F          Newark, Del./St. Mark’s

Kate Williams, Towson                                 Sr.       D         Dallas, Pa./Lake-Lehman

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