Field Hockey Team Earns Five All-Commonwealth Conference Selections

November 11, 2013 JoLynne Bremmer

The Arcadia University field hockey team had a total of five players named to the 2013 All-Commonwealth Conference Team, including one first-team selection and four honorable mentions.

Sophomore back Taylor Dalisera was named a first-team all-conference selection, while senior midfielder Hannah Christensen,  junior forward Molly Goldstein, junior back Morgan Paese and freshman goalkeeper Brittany Hodson received honorable mention to the all-conference team.

Dalisera, who received honorable mention last season, started in each of her 16 games played during the regular season for the Knights, and was second on the team in scoring with nine goals and five assists for 23 points, while recording two defensive saves around the cage. Included in her nine goals were two game-winning goals and two game-tying goals. Her 23 points ranked her in the top-10 in the conference in scoring.

Christensen started in all 19 during the regular season, scoring two goals with three assists for seven points.

Goldstein started in all 19 regular season games for Arcadia, scoring six goals with a team-leading 10 assists for 22 points, and also has a pair of game-winning goals to her credit. Her 10 assists led the conference while her 22 points ranked her in the top-five.

Hodson started in all 19 games during the regular season, posting a 14-5 record with a 1.08 goals against average and a .800 save percentage. She totaled 80 saves while allowing just 20 goals while playing in 1,294 of a possible 1,354 minutes. Hodson led the conference with five shutouts and was ranked in the top-three in both goals against average and save percentage.

Paese also started in all 19 games for the Knights, contributing one goal and four assists for six points on the offensive end of the field while notching two defensive saves around the cage.

Arcadia went 14-5 during the regular season and secured the No. 3 seed in the Commonwealth Conference Championship Tournament with a 6-2 conference record. The Knights then fell at top-seeded and 15th-ranked Messiah in the semifinals, 4-1, and now await the selection of the ECAC playoff field to see if their season will continue.

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