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St. Mary's Field Hockey has Three Players Earn All-South Region Honors

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The St. Mary's College field hockey team, coming off of the best season in the program's twelve year history, had three players named to the 2005 Dartfish/National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) South Region Team as announced via a press release. Defender Abby Johnson, goalkeeper Emily Richards, and forward Marianne Wood were all selected as Second Team members for the Seahawks.

Johnson, a junior from Barnesville, Maryland, started all 17 contests for the Seahawks this season. She led the team with two defensive saves on the season. She was also selected to the All-CAC First Team this year after receiving Second Team honors as a sophomore. This is her first selection to the All-South Region Team.

Richards, a sophomore from Silver Spring, Maryland, also played in and started all 17 matches for the Seahawks this season. In her first season as a starter, Richards set new single-season records for fewest goals allowed (18), wins (12), shutouts (5), goals against average (1.12), and save percentage (.864). She was also selected to the All-CAC First Team this year. This is her first selection to the All-South Region Team.

Wood, a sophomore from Wakefield, Massachusetts, played in and started all 17 contests for the Seahawks this season. Wood set new single-season records in goals (13), total points (27), and game-winning goals (5) for the Seahawks this season. This is her first selection to the All-South Region Team.

St. Mary's finished their season with a 12-5 overall record. It is the best season ever on record for the field hockey program as the team set records for wins in a season (12), shutouts (8), consecutive wins (8), fewest goals against (19), game-winning goals (12), and goals against average (1.05). The team lost in the semifinal round of the CAC tournament to Catholic, 2-0.

For a complete list of the 2005 Dartfish/NFHCA All-Region selections, please visit the NFHCA web site.

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