After earning second-team all-NESCAC honors in her rookie season (2009), goaltender Tori Redding '13 (main photo) was chosen a first-team all-NESCAC selection in 2010 following the vote of the NESCAC coaches. Also gaining her second selection to the all-NESCAC squad as a two-time second-teamer is attacker Morgan McCauley '12 (#21, photo insert upper right) while defensive stalwart and team tri-captain Hilary Nabhan '11 (#8, photo insert lower right) also got a nod to the second team. It was her first all-NESCAC honor.
Redding and Nabhan also found spots on the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) New England West regional first-team squad. McCauley was a second-team choice there as well, joined by fellow attacker Liz Chabot '12. When the NHFCA announced its Division III All-America squad, Redding graced the second team.
Ranking second among NESCAC keepers with a .826 save percentage, Redding logged 10 or more saves in a game four times during the team's 10-5 season, with a season-high 15 stops in a 2-1 setback to NESCAC tournament winner Bowdoin. She averaged 7.27 saves per game. Redding fashioned a 1.51 goals-against average with three shutouts. A year ago, Redding had a 1.87 goals-against average and a .819 save percentage along with an average of 8.73 stops an outing during a 8-7 season. She now has six career shutouts and has played all but 35 minutes in the Cardinal net over two seasons.
McCauley ranked second on the squad in scoring points this year with 25 as she netted 10 goals along with five assists. That placed her eighth among NESCAC players. Two of her goals were game-winners. She tied the Wesleyan records for goals and points in a game when she posted four goals along with an assist in a 10-2 victory at Eastern Connecticut. After leading the Cardinals in scoring in 2009 with nine goals and four assists for 22 points, McCauley now has 19 goals and 11 assists for 49 points over her three seasons.
Nabhan, who started 14 games on defense in 2010 after suffering through an injury-plagued career, was the anchor of the Cardinals' backfield, helping the team post a 1.49 goals against average. Wesleyan outscored its opposition by a 47-23 margin in 2010. As a freshman, Nabhan played in seven games with three starts, then advanced to nine games played with eight starts in 2008. A year ago, Nabhan missed half the season as she played and started seven contests. She picked up her first career point in 2010, assisting on a goal in the Cardinals' record-setting 12-0 victory over Salve Regina.
Wesleyan earned the number-five seed in the 2010 NESCAC tournament but fell on the road to Amherst in the opening round of the playoffs. Wesleyan posted a 5-4 conference mark during the regular season with wins over Trinity, Bates, Conn. College, Colby and Williams.
In February, 2011, the NHFCA announced its National Academic Honor squads and Wesleyan was one of 83 Division III colleges to post an overall team GPA of 3.0 or above. Wesleyan, with a 3.4 team mark, was not far below the top five squads as Vassar and RPI tied for fifth with a 3.46 figure. In total, eight NESCAC squads were among those noted on the list.