UNH's Boyer named Offensive Player of the Year

BOSTON - Senior midfielder Marcie Boyer (Dillsburg, Pa.) of the University of New Hampshire field hockey team was named America East Offensive Player of the Year and Katie White (Glens Falls, N.Y.) won the Rookie of the Year award, the conference announced Thursday.

Boyer, as well as Jen Stamp (Tyngsboro, Mass.), was named to the All-Conference First Team and both Lizzy Duffy (Oak Park, Ill.) and Kristen Weldon (Avon, Conn.) were voted to the Second Team. White and Kaitlyn Skelley (Wolfeboro, N.H.) received All-Rookie Team honors.

UNH (12-7, 4-1 America East) is the No. 2 seed in the America East Championships, which will be played Nov. 8-10 at Northeastern University's Sweeney Field. The Wildcats will play third-seeded Maine in a Nov. 8 semifinal matchup. Game time is 30 minutes after the conclusion of the first semifinal between Northeastern and Vermont, which begins at 1 p.m.

Boyer, who was also a First Team selection a year ago, leads the team in goals (14), assists (eight) and points (36). Those numbers rank 12th in the nation in points, 17th in points per game, 13th in goals and 20th in goals per game, as well as second in America East in both scoring and goals and fourth in assists. She netted two game-winning goals and scored a career-high six points with two goals and two assists at Rhode Island.

White has provided the Wildcats with an offensive spark off the bench throughout the 2002 season. She has recorded eight points on four goals. White scored the game-winning goal at Massachusetts and was named Rookie of the Week in mid-October following a career-high two-goal effort against Albany.

Stamp, a junior forward, ranks second on the team in goals (12), assists (seven) and points (31). She is third in the conference in points and fourth in goals. Stamp leads the team with four game-winning goals (Syracuse, UConn, Yale and Boston U.) and recorded three two-goal games, which included a career-high five points against Yale.

Duffy and Weldon are senior midfielders and are the other two Wildcats who have reached double figures in points. Weldon is tied with Stamp for second on the team in assists with a career-high seven and she is third in points with 11. She recorded assists on the team's game-winning goals against Albany and UMass. Duffy ranks third in goals (four) and fourth in points (10). She scored a career-high three goals in UNH's victory against Albany and scored the game-winning goal in a 1-0 overtime win against Providence.

Skelley, the Rookie of the Week on Sept. 9, immediately stepped into a starting role in the backfield and has started all 19 games. She has been recognized for her strong defensive effort.

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