CUA places program record five on All-Region Teams

WASHINGTON – Following its most successful season in school history, the CUA field hockey team was rewarded on Wednesday with five All-Region selections.  Tracey Scanlon and Mary Swarthout received first team accolades, while Maura Campbell, Colleen Harwood and Kim Hermann were named to the second team.

Scanlon earns her second All-Region nod after finishing with 11 goals, five assists and 27 points.  A first team All-Conference selection, Scanlon scored a season-high three goals in a win over Gettysburg and added two scores in a victory vs. Goucher.  Scanlon finished her CUA career with 27 goals and was selected to the NFHCA Senior Game, which will take place on November 19.

Joining Scanlon on the All-Region Teams for a second straight year is Swarthout, who scored 11 goals, handed out eight assists and totaled 30 points. Swarthout led the Cardinals with five game-winning goals, including the lone score in a 1-0 victory at St. Mary’s.  Like Scanlon, Swarthout was selected for the Senior Game, and she concludes her Cardinal career with 36 goals.

Campbell started all 19 games for CUA and finished the season with five goals, three assists and 13 points.  A first team All-Landmark selection, Campbell scored twice in the Cardinals’ 4-1 win over Juniata in October, which was their first over the Eagles since 2008.

The 2011 Landmark Conference Rookie of the Year and a first team all-conference honoree, Harwood led CUA with 14 goals and 33 points this season.  She scored multiple goals in three games, including a four-goal performance in a 10-0 victory over Goucher.  Harwood, who is CUA’s first-ever Landmark Rookie of the Year, scored three game-winners on the season.

Rounding out the Cardinals All-Region selections is Hermann, who totaled 13 goals and 30 points.  A two-time Landmark Rookie of the Week, Hermann scored twice in the Cardinals’ NCAA Tournament win over Eastern and she recorded a hat trick in a 6-0 win over Moravian in September.  Hermann’s 13 goals this season came on only 42 shots, 27 of which were on goal.

The five All-Region selections are the most CUA has ever had.  The Cardinals placed three student-athletes on the All-Region Teams in 2010, 2006 and 2001.

CUA went 17-2 in 2011, which included a perfect 6-0 march through Landmark Conference play.  The Cardinals won their first-ever Landmark championship and advanced to their first NCAA Tournament.  CUA then defeated Eastern 5-2 in the opening round of the tournament, before falling to Lynchburg.

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