CARDINALS PLACE FIVE ON ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Nov. 15, 2005) -- Seniors Jamie Punyko and Kathleen Langan were selected first team All-Capital Athletic Conference while sophomores Kyle Keating and Michele Repass and junior Maureen Brady received second team honors.

Punyko (Langhorne, Pa./Neshaminy) scored six goals and had six assists this season from her defensive midfield position. Key to the defense, attack and transition, she moved further back on the field when Head Coach Gia Cillizza needed her to solidify the backfield. But her speed and stick skills allowed her to shoot through the middle for scoring opportunities and race back to chase down the fast break. Punyko served as the injector on corners and a trail on the defensive end. This is her second time on the all-conference first team. Last year, she was also named first team all-region and third team all-American by women'sfieldhockey.com.

Langan (Columbia, Md/Hammond) followed up her stellar 2004 performance as sweeper playing one of two deep defenders this season. She had two defensive saves on the year and maintained her calm demeanor while backed by two freshmen goalkeepers. She was the post player on defensive corners and played a large role in allowing only 104 shots and 21 goals by preventing many attempts from reaching the cage. She was 2nd Team All-CAC in 2004.

Keating (Bryn Mawr, Pa./Merion Mercy) stepped up her role on the team and made a significant impact on the offense. She notched seven goals including two game winners and tied Punyko with six team-leading assists. Keating dominated the left side and consistently beat multiple defenders with finesse and speed as her greatest strengths. She opened up the scoring in five games with a goal or an assist earning a team-high .512 shot-on-goal percentage and a large role on offensive corners. The Cardinals used Keating in the midfield in 2004 but she proved vital as a forward in 2005.

Repass (Poolesville, Md./Poolesville) led the Cardinals with 27 points including 12 goals (three game winners) and three assists. A forward in 2004, the Cardinals used her mostly as an attacking midfielder. From there, she set up numerous scoring opportunities and capitalized on them as the team's leading scorer despite often being double teamed by the opponent. She is the main reason the Cardinals were ranked No. 2 in the conference in scoring margin, scoring average, goals per game and total goals (49). In 2004, she was the CAC Rookie of the Year and second team All-CAC as a forward. This year she was also recognized as the DIII player of the week by womensfieldhockey.com after scoring five goals in one week including a game winner over a top-20 opponent.

Brady (Gambrils, Md./Archbishop Spalding), served as one of two deep defenders often responsible for shutting down the opponent's high right-side attack. Strong on free hit execution and on-field communication, Brady played an important role in the Cardinal defense, which limited opponents to an average of just 5.8 shots and 1.48 goals per game. 

The Cardinals finished the 2005 season with an 11-7 overall record and 3-2 finish in the challenging CAC, which was good enough for second place. This was the first time the team reached the conference finals, losing 3-1 to eventual national champions, Salisbury University. The Cardinals then earned a berth to the Eastern College Athletic Conference Division III Mid-Atlantic Field Hockey tournament where they advanced to the semifinals.

The CAC field hockey opponents include three-time consecutive national champion Salisbury University, the University of Mary Washington, St. Mary's College of Maryland, York College of Pennsylvania and Goucher College.

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