Five from field hockey pick up Northeast-10 Conference awards

MANSFIELD, Mass. – Five members of the nationally-ranked Saint Anselm College field hockey program were recognized with All-Conference or All-Rookie Team recognition from the Northeast-10 Conference on Wednesday.

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The Hawks, ranked 10th nationally in NCAA Division II by the National Field Hockey Coaches' Association, had senior Brooke Haskell (Winslow, Maine) and junior Kaeleigh Lord (Keene, N.H.) earn Second Team All-NE10 honors with senior Abby Walker (Scarborough, Maine) picking up Third Team recognition from the league.

Freshmen Sarah Bagley (North Andover, Mass.) and Carly LaCasse (Sagamore Beach, Mass.) secured spots on the conference's All-Rookie Team.

Haskell, the program's all-time leader in career games played with 80, has helped the Hawks post a goals-against average of 1.13, the second-best figure in the conference and the sixth-best mark in NCAA Division II. Since joining the team, Haskell and the Hawks have posted a sub- 1.13 goals-against average in all four seasons since her debut in 2015.

Lord, who has registered a goal and six assists) for seven points (1-6=7), is also a key cog in the Saint Anselm defense, posting four defensive saves to rank 10th nationally. Since joining the team in 2017 after playing her freshman season at Sacred Heart, Lord has seen action in 35 career games and helped her team to a program-record 1.00 goals-against average in 2017.

Walker has recorded a breakout season for the Hawks, leading the way with 11 goals and three assists for 25 points (11-3=25). Her five game-winning goals lead the team and rank fourth in the NE10 and her 25 points of offense is the seventh-most in a season by any Hawks student-athlete.

Bagley has patrolled the midfield for the Hawks as a freshman, scoring two goals and an assist for five points (2-1=5). She tallied her first collegiate goal against Lindenwood on Sept. 2 and tacked on another strike last time out against Southern N.H. in the NE10 Quarterfinals, adding insurance late in the game.

LaCasse has posted eight goals and an assist for 17 points (8-1=17) through 19 games as a first-year forward. Scoring a goal in her first career game against Bellarmine on Aug. 31, she was credited with the game-winning goal against Southern N.H. on Oct. 23 and needs only one additional goal to crack the single-season top-10 list for the Hawks.

The Hawks, seeded fourth in the conference postseason, are in the hunt for their first-ever NE10 Championship and will take on eighth-seeded Assumption on Friday, Nov. 16 at Grappone Stadium. Start time is slated for 4 p.m.