November 22, 2010

Grumbein earns All-American accolades from NFHCA

WASHINGTON – CUA senior Liz Grumbein has been named a 2010 Longstreth/NFHCA Division III All-American, it was announced on Monday.  Grumbein received second-team honors, as she becomes the Cardinals first All-American since Ro Dixon in 2008 and the first-ever to receive second-team status.

Grumbein's selection caps a terrific career for the Pennsylvania native.  She is a two time All-Region honoree, including first-team honors in 2010, a two-time first team All-Landmark Conference selection and she was named the 2010 conference Player of the Year. In addition, Grumbein was selected to play in this year's NFHCA Division III Senior Game and she was honored as the ECAC Tournament Most Outstanding Player.

The All-American scored one goal and handed out an assist for the Cardinals in 2010, while starting all 21 games.  She was the unquestioned leader of a Cardinals defense that registered a school-record 11 shutouts, including five straight to begin the season. 

With Grumbein leading the way, CUA led the Landmark Conference in scoring margin, shutouts, goals against average, goals allowed, and goals allowed per game.

CUA went 17-4 this season, with the 17 wins setting a new school record.  The Cardinals, who were nationally ranked for eight consecutive weeks, established new school marks in goals scored (77) and shutouts (11).  CUA capped its season with the first-ever ECAC Championship in school annals, as the Cardinals downed Drew 2-1 in the final on November 14.

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