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    Nancy Stevens led the Huskies to the BIG EAST Tournament title in 2012.

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    Nancy Stevens led the Huskies to the BIG EAST Tournament title in 2012.
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    July 22, 2013

     

    STORRS, Conn. - The University of Connecticut field hockey team has finalized its incoming class for the 2013 season as announced by head coach Nancy Stevens.  The Huskies have received National Letters of Intent from Olivia Bolles, Asia Crawford, Elizabeth Fedele, Montana Fleming, Nina Klein, Efthimia Kuttrubis, Anna Middendorf, Tamara Jade Ann de Nobriga and Darby Smith. The nine newcomers will look to bolster a squad that finished 19-3 in 2012 and advanced to the NCAA Tournament Quarterfinal.

    Olivia Bolles - Midfield - #12 - Phoenixville, Pa. - Villa Maria Academy

    High School
    Competed at Villa Maria Academy for four years under the direction of head coach Maurene Polley ... Team won the PIAA District I Championship all four years ... Honored as an All-Southeastern Pennsylvania selection and to the All-Philadelphia Inquirer Team during the 2012 season ... An All-State honoree in 2010, 2011 and 2012 ... Earned mention as an All-Region pick during her junior and senior seasons ... Led Villa Maria Academy to the Pennsylvania State Finals in both the 2011 and 2012 campaigns. 

    Personal
    Olivia Michele Bolles ... Mother is Michele Bolles and sister, Marie Elena, is a senior on the 2012 UConn field hockey team ... pre-communications major ... Born November 1, 1994 in Reading, Pa. ... A track standout at Villa Maria Academy, Bolles set school records in the 800M with a time of 2:14.34 during her senior season ... In 2010, Olivia and Marie Elena were part of a 4x400 team that set a new school record with a time of 3:52.18 ... Olivia was honored as an All-State selection in track during  the 2010, 2011 and 2012 seasons.

    Asia Crawford - Midfield - #28 - Collegeville, Pa. - Methacton High School

    High School
    Played four years at Methacton High School for head coach Sarah Quintos ... Competed in the National Festival and the Disney Showcase in 2010, 2011 and 2012 ... Selected as a second team All-Conference member during her junior and senior seasons ... Team captain during her senior year.

    Personal
    Asia A. Crawford ... Parents are Stacey and Daniella  ... an animal science major ... Born May 17, 1995 in Collegeville, Pa.

    Montana Fleming - Forward/Midfield - #2 - Delran, N.J. - Bishop Eustace Prep.

    High School
    Played four years for Bishop Eustace Prep for head coaches Danielle Senior and Krissy Holak ... Member of the U17 United States Junior National Team in 2012 ... Selected to the Junior Olympics from 2009-11, winning the gold medal in 2009 ... Team captain of Bishop Eustace in 2012 ... Led the team to the Group II State Championship three times and won two State Titles ... Scored 36 goals and added 16 assists during her senior season and scored the game-winner of a 1-0 victory during the state semifinal ... Attended the Disney Field Hockey Showcase every year since 2008, winning two first place medals and one first place medal ... Member of the WC Eagles Field Hockey Club since 2010, winning the 2012 Club National Championship ... Honored as the 2012 NJSIAA for her achievement in women's sports.

    Personal
    Montana Rae Fleming ... Father is Sean Fleming and mother is Darlene Fleming ... A pre-pharmacy major ... Born June 5, 1995 in Delran, New Jersey ... Also a four-year track standout at Bishop Eustace.

    Nina Klein - Goalkeeper - #88 - Topton, Pa. - Brandywine Heights High School

    High School
    A four-year starter for head coach Donna Hordendorf at Brandywine Heights High School ... Selected as team captain and MVP in 2012 ... Honored as a Pennsylvania Field Hockey Coaches Association First Team All-State selection in 2011 and 2012.  Tabbed as an honorable mention selection in 2010 ... A National Field Hockey Coaches Association First Team honoree in 2012 and a Second Team selection in 2011 ... Also tabbed as a NFHCA Second Team All-American during her senior season ... Played every minute of all 36 games during her junior and senior seasons, making 198 saves on 236 shots on goal while tallying seven shutouts ... A member of the High Styx Field Hockey Club since 2007 ... Competed in Indoor Nationals every year since 2008 ... Her U14 Team won in 2008 and her U19 won in 2012 ... Has competed in the USA Field Hockey National Festival every year since 2009 with her U19 Teams capturing gold in 2011 and 2012 ... Has Competed in the USA Futures in each year since 2008 ... Has extensive experience at the Junior National Camp, competing with the U17 Junior National Team in 2012 during which she traveled to Canada in April of 2012 for a four-game series against the Canadian U17 Team.

    Personal
    Nina Allison Klein ... Father is Michael Klein and mother is Bernice Klein ... Undecided on a major ... Born June 6, 1995 in Topton, Pa.

    Efthimia Kuttrubis - Forward - #13 - Norwalk, Conn. - Norwalk High School

    High School
    Played and started for three years for head coach Kyle Seaburg at Norwalk High School ... Honored as an All-State Second Team selection during her senior year at Norwalk ... Selected to the All FCIAC First Team and a two-time member of the Norwalk Hour All-Area Team... Also named All-Area by the Connecticut Post during the 2012 season ... Named Team Captain and Team MVP during her senior year ... A member of the FCIAC East Team in 2011 and named Honorable Mention All FCIAC in 2010.

    Personal
    Efthimia Kutrubis ... Father is Panagiotis Kutrubis and mother is Doula Kutrubis ... Undecided on a major ... Born August 16, 1995 in Norwalk, Conn.

    Darby Smith - Forward/Midfield - #21 - Sussex, N.J. - High Point Regional High School

    High School
    Played three years for head coach Bev Keur at High Point Regional ... Led the team in scoring during her sophomore and junior seasons, totaling 47 goals and 12 assists over those two years ... Named team captain and team MVP in 2012, adding 27 goals and 15 assists from the midfield ... High Point's career record holder in both points and goals ... Selected as the 2012 New Jersey Herald Player of the Year and the All-Herald First Team in 2010, 2011 and 2012 ... An All-West Jersey First Team selection in 2011 and 2012 and a Third Team All-State pick in 2012 ... Earned mention as the Sussex Country Coaches Association Offensive Player of the Year in each of her final three season with High Point ... An NJAC American Division First Team pick in 2010, 2011 and 2012 ... Also honored as team MVP in basketball and Best All-Around Athlete at High Point Regional High. 

    Personal
    Darby McKenna Smith ... Father is Thomas Smith and mother is Nancy Hallam-Smith ... Majoring in pre-veterinarian studies/biology ... Born March 19, 1995 in Sussex, N.J.

    Elizabeth Fedele - Defense - #10 - North Wales, Pa. - North Penn High School/Montgomery County Community College/North Carolina

    High School
    Spent the 2011 season at the University of North Carolina ... Played four years for head coach Carrie Jankowski at North Penn High School ... A three-time Pennsylvania All-State Team selection and honored as the All-Area Player of the Year by the Doylestown Intelligencer, North Penn Reporter and the Times Herald ... Won three gold medals from 2005-10 while competing for USA Field Hockey at the National Futures Tournament ... Also captured three gold medals while competing at the National Indoor Tournament from 2005-10 ... Competed with the USA Field Hockey U17 National Team at the Pan American Games in Uruguay in 2010 and played for the U16 National Team in Holland in 2009.     

    Personal
    Elizabeth Anne Fedele ... Father is Stephen Fedele and mother is Karen Fedele ... Majoring in biology ... Born April 29, 1993 in North Wales, N.J.

    Tamara Jade Ann de Nobriga - Forward/Midfield - #18 - Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago - St. Joseph's Convent

    High School
    Played at the St. Joseph's Convent Secondary School for head coach Stacey Sui Butt from 2007-12 ... Served as the team captain from 2010-12 ... Competed with the Magnolias Hockey Club from 2007-10.  Team won the Trinidad and Tobago Hockey Board National Indoor Championship in 2009 ... Helped her team win the U19 Trinidad and Tobago Hockey Board Outdoor League in 2009 and 2010 ... Selected as the Rookie of the Year and Most Promising Player Under-21 in 2008 ... Scored the most goals in the U19 Division in 2010 and was honored as the Most Improved Player that season ... Competed with the Notre Dame Hockey Club from 2012-13 ... Notre Dame won the Trinidad and Tobago Hockey Board indoor Championship in 2011 ... Honored as the Most Outstanding Midfielder U19 and the Most Promising Player in 2011 ... Competed with the U21 National Team at the Junior Pan American Games in September of 2012.  She was selected as the team captain ... Trained with the National Team for the FIH Hockey World League Round 2 in Rio de Janeiro.

    Personal
    Tamara Jade Ann de Nobriga ... Father is Richard de Nobriga and mother is Nicole Pantin de Nobriga ... Majoring in ACES ... Born October 29, 1993 Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.

    Anna Middendorf - Midfield - #19 - Bremen, Germany - International School of Bremen

    High School
    Competed at the International School of Bremen for former Husky great Loren Sherer ... Selected to the All-County Team and for the U16 Youth National Team ... Played for the U18 Team, which advanced to the National Finals of the German U18 Championship ... Also competed on the tennis team.

    Personal
    Anna Louisa Middendorf ... Father is Kay Middendorf and mother is Sarah Middendorf ... ACES major ... Born January 24, 1996 in Bremen, Germany ... Member of the Secondary School Leaders Society and won the Literature Prize while at the International School.


     

     

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