Three Cardinals named All-American, three on All-Rookie Squad
WASHINGTON – The honors continue to come for the CUA field hockey program, with the Cardinals receiving postseason accolades from synapsesports.com. Tracey Scanlon, Mary Swarthout and Maura Campbell were named All-Americans, while Campbell, Colleen Harwood and Kim Hermann received All-Rookie Squad honors.
A first team All-American, Scanlon earned All-Region and All-Conference honors earlier this year, and finished the 2011 season with 11 goals, five assists and 27 points. She 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 recently played in the NFHCA Senior Game, which took place on November 19.
Like Scanlon, Swarthout received All-Region and All-Conference accolades this year after scoring 11 goals, handing out eight assists and totaling 30 points. A second team All-American, Swarthout led the Cardinals with five game-winning goals, including the lone score in a 1-0 victory at St. Mary's. Swarthout was also selected for the Senior Game, and she concluded 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, leading to a spot on the All-American third team. A first team All-Landmark selection and member of the All-Region Team, 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 an All-Region and 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.
Hermann joined her fellow freshmen on the All-Rookie, All-Region and All-Conference Teams, after finishing with 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.
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.
For the entire list of 2011 synapsesports.com honors, click here.