UNH's field hockey quintet honored by America East
Brittany Schneider

BOSTON -- Senior back Brittany Schneider (Middletown, Md.) of the University of New Hampshire field hockey team was named to the America East All-Conference First Team, the conference announced at Thursday night's annual awards banquet.

Forwards Heidi Anderson (Hampton Falls, N.H.) and Caitlin Gillen (New Preston, Conn.) were All-Conference Second Team selections while Liz Edwards (Essex Fells, N.J.) and Kate Gedney (Wesbrook, Conn.) were named to the All-Rookie Team.

Schneider, a former Second Team (2003) and All-Rookie Team (2001) selection, has been the anchor of UNH's defensive unit since her arrival in Durham as a freshman. She has started all 19 games this season and recorded six points with two goals and two assists as a part of the offensive penalty corner unit. She recorded a goal and an assist in six conference games.

Anderson, a senior co-captain, has provided a spark for the 'Cats at forward and midfield this season. She has started all 19 games and has one goal and one assist for a total of three points.

Gillen, a sophomore, battled through injury at the beginning of the season and started all 19 games. She has a team-best four assists, is tied for the lead in points with 14 and her five goals ranks third.

Edwards has played in all 19 games with seven starts. An important player in the forward rotation for the 'Cats, Edwards recorded three points this season with one goal and one assist. Gedney, a redshirt freshman, has started 12 of 18 games and has solidified the UNH midfield.

UNH (4-15 overall, 2-4 America East) is the No. 4 seed in the America East Championships and will play top-seeded Boston University (12-6, 6-0) in a Nov. 5 semifinal at MIT''s Jack Barry Field. Game time is 2 p.m.

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