Bozek, Field Hockey Senior Captain, Voted To NFHCA All-America First Team
CHANDLER, Ariz. – Megan Bozek (Cortlandt Manor, N.Y.), a senior captain on the 16th-ranked University of New Hampshire field hockey team, was named to the 2013 Longstreth/NFHCA Division I All-America First Team on Monday.
Bozek was under consideration for the All-America Team, as were teammates Casey Pohlmeyer (Millersville, Md.) and Carlie Tarbell (Wakefield, Mass.), following her selection to the Northeast Region First Team.
New Hampshire has had at least one representative on a NFHCA All-America team (First, Second or Third) since 2009. Bozek was a Third Team honoree last season. Back in 2009, current assistant coach Meg Shea was named to the Third Team. In subsequent years, Whitney Frates was Second Team in 2010 and First Team in 2011 and Kyle Lyons was Second Team in 2011.
Bozek anchored UNH's stingy defensive unit that allowed a paltry 0.39 goals against in five conference games and she was also an integral part of the offensive penalty corner unit. The senior back and captain started all 22 games and recorded 19 points on eight goals and three assists to rank third on the team in both goals and points. Bozek also tallied a team-high four defensive saves.
She was honored as America East Defensive Player of the Year for the second consecutive year and was also named Most Outstanding Player of the America East Championship.
Bozek tallied a point in 11 of 22 games and scored a goal in the Nov. 9 America East championship game vs. University at Albany that gave the Wildcats a 2-0 lead en route to a 3-2 win.
UNH captured the America East regular-season crown for the fourth consecutive year by completing conference play with a perfect 5-0 record for the second straight year and third time in that span.
The Wildcats also won the America East Championship title and advanced to the NCAA tournament for the second time in three years. UNH finished the 2013 season with a 15-7 record to mark the fifth highest win total in the program's 39-year history.