Nov. 7, 2013
STORRS, Conn. – Six members of the UConn field hockey squad garnered recognition from the BIG EAST as announced by the conference on Thursday evening. Marie Elena Bolles (Phoenixville, Pa.), goalkeeper Sarah Mansfield (Cornwall, England), Chloe Hunnable (Halstead, England), Anne Jeute (Meerbusch, Germany), and Roisin Upton (Limerick, Ireland) were named to the All-BIG EAST First Team. Junior midfielder Chrissy Davidson (West Lawn, Pa.) earned a spot on the All-Big East Second Team.
A Husky has now been selected to the All-BIG EAST First Team 71 times in program history.
The Huskies will now prepare to defend their 2012 BIG EAST Tournament title when UConn plays host to the BIG EAST Tournament this weekend in Storrs. UConn, the No. 1 overall seed, will square-off against No. 4 seed Temple on Friday, November 8 at 5 p.m. and that contest will be followed by the Old Dominion vs. Louisville semifinal. The winners of Saturday’s semifinal will meet for all the marbles on Sunday at 1 p.m. All action takes place at the George J. Sherman Family Sports Complex.
Bolles, the 2012 BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Year, picks up her third All-BIG EAST First Team selection in as many years. In the midst of her finest statistical season to-date, the senior currently boasts 41 points off of 16 goals and nine assists. The 16 markers are a career season-high for the senior.
Senior netminder Sarah Mansfield has posted big figures in the Husky cage to earn First Team honors for the fourth-straight time in her career. The most decorated goaltender in program history, Mansfield has seen action in every game since joining the squad in her rookie season. This fall, she has posted a .745 save percentage and a 1.34 goals average to backstop a 15-4 record and lead the Huskies to the Big East Regular Season Title in her senior campaign.
Hunnable collects her third-straight First Team laurels in a sensational junior campaign. The Halstead, England native leads the team in goals with 18 tallies on the season and chipped in five assists to tie Bolles with 41 points.
A unanimous First Team choice, Roisin Upton currently possesses a team-high 14 assists on the season, which is also good enough to tie for third-best in Division I. Though serving as a defensive anchor in the 2012 season, Upton has proved to be a big threat on the offensive side of the field. In addition to 14 assists, the sophomore midfielder has been no slouch in the scoring department with 11 goals of her own. Her 36 points rank third-best on the team and, being the only player to take UConn’s two penalty shots of the season, adds a perfect percentage on penalty shot attempts to her accomplishments on the turf this fall.
Rounding out the First Team crew is senior forward Anne Jeute. No stranger to conference awards, Juete finds herself on the First Team for the third time in her career. The senior has put together an impressive showing following a season-ending knee injury in 2012. In her first season back in the lineup, Juete contributed eight goals and eleven assists for 27 points in 18 games played. The senior currently leads the team in game-winning goals with 4 decisive notches.
Junior midfielder Chrissy Davidson was selected to the All-BIG EAST Second Team for the first time in her career. A two-way midfielder and playmaker in her own right, the junior currently ranks in the top-20 of the NCAA for assists this fall with 11 helpers. Davidson’s career numbers include 24 career assists and two goals headed into the BIG EAST Tournament.