ATTLEBORO, Mass. – The Elms College field hockey team had three players named All-New England Collegiate Conference (NECC), including senior Alexandra Bonavita (Agawam, Mass.) who was named NECC Goalkeeper of the Year for the second straight time and was also a first team all-conference selection.
For the second consecutive season, Bonavita was honored as the league's top goalkeeper. Bonavita allowed only six goals in six conference games recording 40 saves for a save percentage of .870 and a slim 1.00 goals against average. Bonavita, who was also named First Team All-NECC for the third straight season, is the program's all-time saves leader after finishing her career with 784 stops.
Elms also had a pair of sophomore defenders garner Honorable Mention All-NECC honors. Allie LaMonica (Salem, Mass.) and Ashley Reid (Enfield, Conn.) were each selected for their stellar contributions in the defensive backfield.
LaMonica and Reid each tallied two defensive saves against conference competition, helping the Blazers post their best-ever NECC mark (5-1) and best overall record (8-12) since the 1994 season. The pair also combined for five shots during league action and LaMonica finished the season with a goal and two assists, while Reid chipped in three assists.
2012 NECC Field Hockey All-Conference Team
Player of the Year
Marybeth McClune, Anna Maria (Sr, F - Worcester, Mass.)
Goalkeeper of the Year
Alexandra Bonavita, Elms (Sr, GK - Agawam, Mass.)
Rookie of the Year
Kylie Dalbec, Anna Maria (Fr, F - Portland, Maine)
Coach of the Year
Sharon Zenevitch, Anna Maria
Team Sportsmanship Award
Daniel Webster College
F Kylie Dalbec, Anna Maria (Fr, F - Portland, Maine)
F Michelle Griczika, Becker (Jr, F - Barre, Mass.)
F Marybeth McClune, Anna Maria (Sr, F - Worcester, Mass.)
F Despina Savvoulides, Wheelock (Sr, F - Norwalk, Conn.)
M Katherine Dimascio, Becker (So, M - Braintree, Mass.)
M Nicole Morrison, Anna Maria (Jr, M - Rutland, Mass.)
M Rachel Robohm, Wheelock (Sr, M - North Easton, Mass.)
D Maeghan Farrelly, Daniel Webster (Sr, D - Jamestown, R.I.)
D Shannon Looney, Anna Maria (Jr, D - Leicester, Mass.)
D Cameron Rogers, Becker (Jr., D - Granby, Conn.)
GK Alexandra Bonavita, Elms (Sr, GK - Agawam, Mass.)
Mary Kate Breen, Anna Maria (Fr, G - Londonderry, N.H.)
Stacy Burns, Regis (Jr, M - Waltham, Mass.)
Kym Kerr, Regis (Jr, D - Uxbridge, Mass.)
Allie Lamonica, Elms (So, D - Salem, Mass.)
Nichole Lowe, Anna Maria (So, F - Saugus, Mass.)
Ashley Reid, Elms (So, Def. - Enfield, Conn.)