November 13, 2009

Five Field Hockey Players get All-Landmark Nod

Five Field Hockey Players get All-Landmark Nod

11/13/09

WASHINGTON-- The Catholic University Field Hockey team placed five players on the Landmark All Conference squad -- four on the first team and one on the second -- in a year where they finished 5-1 in conference play.

Senior Marian Cassilly (Gambrills, Md./Archbishop Spalding), and juniors Liz Grumbein (Allentown, William Allen), Kendall Petschauer (West Long Branch, Shore Regional) and Meredith Chandler (Tiburon, Calif./St. Ignatius) were all selected for the first team.  Cassilly, CUA's starting goalkeeper was solid for the Cardinals in the cage this season with five shutouts and a 1.18 goals against average. This marks her third straight selection to the first team all-conference after being named rookie of the year in 2006.  Grumbein, a defender, started all 18 games and was central to the Cardinals' league leading goals against average as well as goals allowed. Petschauer, a midfielder, became a starter at the beginning of the season and was integral to the team on both offense and defense. Chandler, a forward, was the team leader in goals and points and was tied for third in goals in the Landmark. They each made their first appearance on the all-conference team.

Freshman Brynn Becker (Havertown, Pa./Haverford) was selected to the second team for her defensive play.  Becker played in all but one game and won a starting position early in the season.

Twenty-four student-athletes were recognized by the Landmark Conference as members of the 2009 All-Landmark Conference Field Hockey Team, as selected by the seven Landmark head field hockey coaches. The All-Landmark Team includes a first and second team with 12 honorees on each team, with the selections being made by position. The voting for the All-Conference Team took place after the conclusion of the regular season and prior to the start of the Landmark postseason.

The Cardinals will continue their season this Saturday at 5:30 p.m. against host Montclair State in the ECAC Mid Atlantic Semifinal after winning their first-round game 3-1 at Kean. This is the team's fifth straight appearance in the post-season tournament. Last year the squad lost in overtime in the championship game at Kean.

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