Bozek Named To Field Hockey's All-America Third Team
CHANDLER, Ariz. – Junior back Megan Bozek (Cortlandt Manor, N.Y.) of the 20th-ranked University of New Hampshire field hockey team was named to the 2012 Longstreth/NFHCA Division I All-America Third Team, the National Field Hockey Coaches Association announced Tuesday.
Bozek was eligible for the All-America Team following last week's selection to the NFHCA Northeast Region First Team. Her other 2012 accolades included America East Defensive Player of the Year, All-Conference First Team and All-Academic Team.
Bozek, who was an integral part to the success of both the offensive and defensive penalty corner units, recorded 10 goals and four assists for 24 points to rank second on the team in both goals and points. Bozek also finished with a team-best four defensive saves, which led America East and is 13th best in the country. In other statistics, she ranked sixth in the conference in goals per game and eighth in points per game.
Bozek tallied two goals and two assists for six points in five America East conference games; with those numbers, she ranked third in assists per game and sixth in points per game. Overall, Bozek recorded a point in 13 of 20 games and that included a goal in the semifinal vs. Fairfield University and an assist in the title tilt against University at Albany.
In three years as a Wildcat, Bozek has tallied 21 goals and five assists for 47 points in 63 games (all starts).
This marked the fourth consecutive year a UNH Wildcat has been named to an All-America team. Last year, Whitney Frates (First Team) and Kyle Lyons (Second Team) were feted. In 2010, Frates was voted to the Second Team and in '09 current assistant coach Meg Shea was a Third Team honoree.
New Hampshire won the America East regular-season title for the third consecutive year and advanced to the conference championship game for the third time in as many years in 2012. The Wildcats finished the year 12-8 overall with a 5-0 record in America East.