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Bonavita Named NECC Goalkeeper of the Year

Bonavita Named NECC Goalkeeper of the Year

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ATTLEBORO, Mass. - Elms College junior goalkeeper Alexandra Bonavita (Agawam, Mass.) was named the 2011 New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) Goalkeeper of the Year and a First Team All-NECC selection in field hockey as announced by the league office on Monday.

Bonavita tallied 152 total saves during the 2011 season and has notched 618 saves for her career and is third nationally among active saves leaders. Her career save percentage of .773 is also tied for 23 nationally. In 2011, Bonavita allowed just 13 goals to league opponents and registered a 2.44 goals against average against NECC competition en route to her second straight all-conference first team selection. Bonavita is currently ranked second on the program's all-time saves list.

2011 NECC Field Hockey All-Conference Teams
Player of the Year
Despina Savvoulides, Wheelock
Goalkeeper of the Year
Alexandra Bonavita, Elms
Rookie of the Year
Katherine Bant, Anna Maria
Coach of the Year
Sharon Zenevitch, Anna Maria
Team Sportsmanship Award
Anna Maria College

First Team

F Katherine Bant, Anna Maria
F Cheyenne Genga, Regis
F Michelle Griczika, Becker
F Despina Savvoulides, Wheelock
M Christine O'Toole, Regis
M Meghan Robohm, Regis
M Victoria Sirchia, Becker
D Victoria Pappas, Regis
D Alanna Pihl, Wheelock
D Maeghan Whitcomb, Bay Path
GK Alexandra Bonavita, Elms

Honorable Mention
Michelle Greene, Wheelock
Kylie Hefford, Wheelock
Kym Kerr, Regis
Shannon Looney, Anna Maria
Morgan Mitchell, Regis
Katie Schebel, Anna Maria