Five named All-CC; Yoder named Player of the Year
LANCASTER, Pa. - Ursinus placed five on the All-Centennial
Conference Field Hockey team on Wednesday afternoon, including the
Player of the Year and the Coach of the Year. The team is voted
upon by the head coaches in the conference.
Four players achieved first-team honors, including junior midfielder Megan Yoder (Lititz, Pa./Lancaster Mennonite) who was named as the Centennial Conference Player of the Year. Yoder is joined on the first-team by junior back Lindsey Doutt (Willow Street, Pa./Lampeter-Strasburg), junior midfielder Michelle Wimmer (Palm, Pa./Upper Perkiomen) and sophomore forward Alyssa Thren (Barto, Pa./Upper Perkiomen).
Senior forward Jen Hooven (Lancaster, Pa./Lancaster Catholic) was named honorable mention.
In addition, head coach Laura Moliken was named as Coach of the Year for the second straight time.
Yoder, who was a second-team all-conference selection last season, led the squad in assists with 18 and had a team-high 68 points. Yoder is the seventh consecutive Ursinus player to receive Player of the Year honors.
Doutt has been a strong part of a defensive unit that has posted nine shutouts, allowed just 95 penalty corners and has held opponents to one goal per game on average.
Wimmer is fifth on the team in points with 38, and in goals with 15. She also has eight assists, which third on the squad.
Thren leads the team in goals with 30, and is one goal away from tying the Centennial Conference record for goals in a season which is held by former Ursinus standout Jennie Moore and Swarthmore's Melissa Bonder. Her 47 career goals puts her 12th all-time in Centennial Conference history.
Hooven ranked fourth on the team in points with 41 and is third on the team in goals with 18.
Yoder and Wimmer were also named to the All-Centennial All-Academic team which requires a student-athlete to have a GPA higher than 3.4.
Moliken, who also serves as the interim director of athletics at Ursinus, is in her 11th year in Collegeville. She holds a 160-67 record (.705). She has led the Bears to six Centennial Conference championships, six trips to the NCAA Division III tournament, and three appearances in the championship semifinals.
Ursinus (18-2), ranked third in the latest coaches' poll, will host either Lynchburg/Juniata on Saturday at 11 a.m. in the second-round of the NCAA Division III tournament.