Marie Elena Bolles was named an Outstanding Senior Scholar Athlete on Monday.
May 2, 2014
STORRS, Conn. – Three University of Connecticut field hockey seniors were honored by the UConn Club on Monday, April 29 at the 61st annual award ceremony hosted at Harry A. Gampel Pavilion. Midfielder/forward Marie Elena Bolles was named as an Outstanding Senior Scholar-Athlete, while goalkeeper Sarah Mansfield and forward Anne Jeute were selected as winners of the UConn Club Outstanding Senior Athlete Award.
Marie Elena Bolles – Phoenixville, Pa.
After leading the Huskies to their third-ever National Championship in 2013, Bolles has cemented her legacy in Connecticut history. The senior forward/midfielder was tabbed as 2013 Division I National Player of the Year after tallying 17 goals, including three game-winners, and 14 assists for a 48 point season.
In her final year in Storrs, she was placed on the All-BIG East First Team for the fourth consecutive year and also named as a 2013 First Team All-American. She finished her career sixth in program history with 129 points and garnered attention from the National Field Hockey Coaches Association as Mideast Region Player of the Year.
In 2012, she earned a starting assignment in each of the Huskies' 22 games, finishing third on the team with 12 goals, eight assists and 32 points. Bolles finished fourth in the BIG EAST in goals during the year and was selected as the 2012 BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Year.
In 2011, she was selected to the All-BIG EAST First Team and honored as an All-Mideast Region selection after scoring 12 goals and registering 12 assists.
A native of Phoenixville, Pa., Bolles is a nursing major.
Anne Jeute – Meerbusch, Germany
Anne Jeute finished her career at UConn as a National Champion, leading the Huskies to their third-ever national crown in 2013. The Meerbusch, Germany started in 24 games, tallying 34 points en route to being named 2013 NFHCA Second Team All-American.
Jeute, who was selected as a 2011 and 2013 2013 All-BIG EAST First Team member, found the back of the net in 11 games during her senior campaign and earned a spot on the 2013 NFHCA All-Mideast Region First Team.
In 2011, she started all 22 games for the Huskies and registered a team-leading 15 goals while dishing out four assists. She finished third in the conference in total goals and fifth in points (34).
In 2010, she was honored as an All-Mideast Region selection by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association and also earned a spot on the All-BIG EAST First Team.
A native of Meerbusch, Germany, Jeute is a molecular and cell biology major.
Sarah Mansfield – Cornwall, England
Since arriving at UConn in 2010, Sarah Mansfield has been one of the premier goalkeepers in NCAA Division I Field Hockey. A three-time First Team All-American, she recorded a stellar .772 save percentage and held a 1.12 goals against average in the Huskies’ championship season in 2013. The four-year starter finished her career at UConn with the most wins in program history (75).
Mansfield was a crucial part in the Connecticut defense that held opponents to one goal or fewer in 19 of 25 games in 2013. She finished the season first in the BIG EAST with 10 conference shutouts and ranked first with a 1.21 goals against average in league play. She became the first Husky in program history be named an All-American in all four years.
In 2012, the keeper posted a 19-3 record while recording a 1.13 goals against average and a .777 save percentage and earned a spot on theAll-America First Team.
In 2011, she received All-America First Team honors after posting a 1.24 goals against average and a .752 save percentage.
As a freshman, she burst on the scene, playing in all 22 of UConn's games and earning each of Connecticut's 16 victories en route to a Third Team All-America selection.
A native of Cornwall, England, Mansfield is a psychology major.