GILBERT, Ariz. – Endicott’s Emylee Wood (Kensington, N.H.) and Salve Regina’s Amber Cody (Pawling, N.Y.) were both named Longstreth/NFHCA All-America selections by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA). Wood was a Second Team pick, while Cody earned a spot on the Third Team. Both were also named All-New England East Region First Teamers earlier.
Eight other CCC student-athletes were also part of the NFHCA All-New England East Teams. The University of New England’s Kersey Boulay (Liberty, Maine), Alex Staples (Alfred, Maine), and Vonde Saunders (Center Conway, N.H.) were all First Team selections, as was Endicott’s Sophia Cogliano (Saugus, Mass.). Two Gulls were also named to the All-Region Second Team with Samantha Crowley (Leicester, Mass.) and Taylor Farrin (Danvers, Mass.) being honored. The Nor’easters were represented on the All-Region Second Team by Marge Gardiner (East Northport, N.Y.) and Olivia Madore (Lyman, Maine).
EMYLEE WOOD, ENDICOTT – ALL-AMERICA SECOND TEAM/ALL-REGION FIRST TEAM
Wood anchored a defense that recorded four shutouts and had a GAA of just 1.30 throughout the season. She also contributed on the offensive end of the field with seven goals and three assists for 17 points. Wood garnered several other postseason accolades this season, including CCC Co-Defensive Player of the Year, All-CCC First Team, and Longstreth/NFHCA Division III New England East All-Region First Team honors.
AMBER CODY, SALVE REGINA – ALL-AMERICA THIRD TEAM/ALL-REGION FIRST TEAM
Cody enjoyed a career year as a senior, leading the Seahawks for the second straight season in scoring (22 goals in 18 games; 1.22 goals per game) which included a program-tying five-goal effort during a win at Gordon College. The CCC Offensive Player of the Year also led the league in assists (nine) while ranking second in goals and points (53). She'll graduate in May 2018 and ranks second all-time on the school's record books for career assists (25), third for career goals (43), and fourth for career points (111).
KERSEY BOULAY, UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND – ALL-REGION FIRST TEAM
Boulay, a CCC Defensive Player of the Year honoree and All-CCC First Teamer, anchored a UNE defensive unit that led the CCC in goals-against average at 1.20 goals allowed per game. In conference play they averaged less than a goal allowed per game (0.70). She was a major component of both the offensive and defensive penalty corner units and ranked eighth in the league in defensive saves with three. Boulay was also able to get forward for the Nor’easters to score eight goals and hand out six assists.
SOPHIA COGLIANO, ENDICOTT – ALL-REGION FIRST TEAM
Cogliano tallied 25 goals and four assists for 54 points throughout 21 games to lead the team in both goals and points. She broke the Endicott single-season records for goals (25), points (54) and game-winning goals (9) as well. Cogliano earned All-CCC First Team honors for her efforts on the field.
VONDE SAUNDERS, UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND – ALL-REGION FIRST TEAM
Saunders was the leading scorer for the Nor’easters this year totaling 16 goals and eight assists for 40 points. The All-CCC First Teamer had four multi-goal games including a hat trick against Roger Williams. Three of her tallies were game-winners and she started every game for UNE.
ALEX STAPLES, UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND – ALL-REGION FIRST TEAM
Staples started all 23 games for the 2017 CCC Tournament Champions. She was a controlling factor in the midfield and got involved in the offense with one goal and three assists.
SAMANTHA CROWLEY, ENDICOTT – ALL-REGION SECOND TEAM
Crowley was a key member of the midfield for the Gulls and tallied five goals, three assists, and 13 points during the season. She started in all 21 games and was also named to the All-CCC First Team.
TAYLOR FARRIN, ENDICOTT – ALL-REGION SECOND TEAM
Farrin started all 21 games in net for Endicott and had an overall record of 16-4, with four shutouts. Farrin finished the season with a GAA of 1.30, a save percentage of .823 and was named CCC Rookie of the Year and to the All-CCC First Team.
MARGE GARDINER, UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND, ALL-REGIONAL SECOND TEAM
Gardiner was a key piece of the University of New England defense. She started all 23 games and was able to get forward to contribute one goal and one assist this season.
OLIVIA MADORE, UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND – ALL-REGION SECOND TEAM
Madore was the number two overall scorer for the Nor’easters this year. She registered 10 goals and eight assists, giving her 28 points. She was in the top-ten in the conference in all three categories and was named an All-CCC First Team performer. Four of her goals were game-winners.
Portions of this release are courtesy of the Endicott, Salve Regina, and University of New England Sports Information Departments.
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The Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC), founded in 1984, is an NCAA Division III athletic conference comprised of ten full member and four associate member institutions throughout the New England region. Its membership aims to provide student-athletes with a positive experience in their pursuit of excellence through high academic standards, quality competition, and a meaningful student life. The conference administers championships in 18 intercollegiate sports.