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Three Seniors Honored At UConn Club Awards Program

Roisin Upton accepts her award.
April 21, 2016

STORRS, Conn. - The 63rd Annual UConn Club Awards Ceremony was held on Tuesday night at the Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts and three field hockey seniors were honored at the event.

In addition, the team was part of the highlight video shown at the event for their appearance in the NCAA semifinals this past year.

All three seniors helped lead the Huskies to back-to-back national championships in 2013 and 2014. UConn also won four Big East Tournament championships and three Big East regular season crowns. UConn also had a 36-game winning streak that ran during the 2014-15 seasons.

Roisin Upton (Limerick, Ireland) was named an Outstanding Senior Athlete. Upton ended her time as a Husky as one of the most decorated athletes in the glorious history of the program. Upton earned the third All-America honor of her career and second consecutive appearance on the First Team in 2015.

The tri-captain tallied a career-best 43 points on 15 goals and 13 assists this season on her way to becoming the 19th Husky all-time to record 100 career points. She finished the season ranked fifth in the nation with 2.26 points per game and 11th with 0.68 assists per game. Upton's efforts earned her Mideast Region Player of the Year honors for the second-straight season.

The two-time Big East Defensive Player of the Year helped the team capture both the Big East regular season and Big East tournament titles in 2015 before leading the Huskies to their third consecutive and fourth trip in the last five years to the NCAA national semifinals. The psychology major was also selected to the Big East All-Tournament and NCAA All-Tournament teams. Upton has been selected to be a member of the Irish National Team.

Sophie Bowden (Somerset, England) was also named an Outstanding Senior Athlete. She is a four-year member of the UConn field hockey team and was selected to participate in the 2015 NFHCA Division I Senior Game to cap off her career.

A 2014 All-Big East First Team member, the economics major scored the game-winner in UConn's 1-0 victory over Boston College in the NCAA quarterfinal to send the Huskies to the 2015 national semifinals. She was named to the 2014 NFHCA All-Mideast Region Second Team and assisted UConn in tallying 15 shutouts and holding opponents to just 0.65 goals per game this season.

Megan Palmisano (Chatham, N.J.) was named an Outstanding Senior Scholar-Athlete. Palmisano was a key defender for the team, earning a starting nod in all 23 games in 2015. She helped the Huskies post 15 shutouts and hold opponents to just 0.65 goals per game.

Her accolades extend off the field, as the animal science major is a four-time member of the NFHCA Division I National Academic squad.