Comunale, Campbell Named Second Team All-Americans
"All-American honors are so special," said head field hockey coach Gia Cillizza. "What a great recognition for Maura and Meg and for the program."
With the addition of Comunale and Campbell, CUA now boasts 10 All-Americans since 2001.
Comunale, the lone senior out of Hammonton, N.J., ended her career impeccably. Statistically, the goalkeeper appeared in 21 games with 20 starts for a total of 1260 minutes, 60 saves, 11 wins and six losses. Nationally, she is ranked No. 1 in goals against average and No. 5 in save percentage.
Along with Monday's honor, Comunale was named First Team All-Region by Lonstreth/NFHCA, All-Landmark and chosen as Landmark Player of the Week on two occasions. Based on her outstanding effort in the cage, Comunale was invited to participate in the 2013 Front Rush/NFHCA Division III Senior Game on Saturday, Nov. 23 in Virginia Beach, Va.
"Meg had her best season yet and that's a wonderful thing for a senior," said Cillizza. "She continued to learn and improve and worked to establish herself as one of the nation's best goalkeepers. I'm proud of her."
Campbell is the first Cardinal junior to become an All-American. This year marks Campbell's third straight All-Region honor and second on the First Team list, while boasting her third straight First Team All-Landmark honor. Campbell, who scored two consecutive game winning goals during the Cardinals' NCAA run, led the squad in assists (7), tied for second with points (17), second in shots (61) and tied for first in game winning goals (4) in her 21 starts and 21 appearances, while appearing and starting in all 21 games.
"Maura had an outstanding year and was integral to both our attack defense," said Cillizza. "She Came into her own as a leader, and her game-winning goals in the Sweet Sixteen and the Elite Eight rounds were the epitome of clutch."
The All-American pair are also two-time Landmark Fall Academic Honor Roll selections.