Leading Wesleyan in scoring for the second time in the last three seasons, Morgan McCauley '12 (#21, left side photo) received second-team all-NESCAC honors for the third consecutive season. She collected 10 goals and added five assists for 25 points in 2011, matching her scoring numbers from the 2010 season exactly. In 2009, when she first earned all-NESCAC laurels, she tallied nine goals along with four assists for 22 points. For her career, she has 29 goals and 16 assists for 74 points.
Joining McCauley on the 2011 National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) New England West all-star second team is Liz Chabot '12 (#4, right side photo), who finished second on the team in scoring with nine goals and a team-best six assists for 24 points. It was her second straight year on the NFHCA regional second team as she paced the squad with 11 goals and four assists for 26 points in 2010. Over her four years, Chabot racked up 28 goals and 11 assists for 67 career points.
McCauley and Chabot were key ingredients in the Cardinals' success over the last three years as the team went a collective 26-19 with three straight winning marks. Wesleyan was a perfect 14-0 vs. non-NESCAC rivals over the stretch and had a 12-16 regular-season NESCAC record. During her career, McCauley had eight game-winning markers, three of those during the 2011 campaign as Wesleyan finished 8-7 overall, 4-6 in NESCAC play which gave the Cardinals the #7 seed in the NESCAC tournament. Wesleyan traveled to #2 Amherst for a first-round playoff game and fell to the Lord Jeffs, 3-1, to end the year Sat., Oct. 29. Chabot knocked home six game-winning goals over her four seasons.
When the NHFCA announced its Division III National Academic Award Teams in March, 2012, Wesleyan tied with Vassar for the top spot with a collective 3.52 GPA. Individually, 15 members of the Cardinal squad qualified for NFHCA academic honors with a 3.30 GPA or above.
(photos by Scott Porter)