Full List of All-Region Selections
STORRS, Conn. – One day after advancing to the 2014 National Semifinals, five Huskies received All-Mideast Region honors from the NFHCA on Monday morning. Roisin Upton (Limerick, Ireland), Chrissy Davidson (West Lawn, Pa.), Anna Middendorf (Bremen, Germany), and Charlotte Veitner (Dusseldorf, Germany) were placed on the All-Region First Team, while junior Sophie Bowden was tabbed as a Second Team member.
No strangers to postseason awards, the five standouts were all tabbed as All-Big East selections following UConn’s conference tournament clinching win over Temple on Nov. 9.
Upton has enjoyed a tremendous junior campaign that includes recognition as the Big East Defensive Player of the Year, All-Big East Tournament team member and Big East Tournament Most Outstanding Player. She has registered 24 points on six goals and 12 assists and been an instrumental part of UConn’s current 12-game winning streak.
Davison, one of two Husky captains, has been a steady presence in the midfield, chipping in 11 assists to go along with a pair of scores. The senior earned a spot on the All-Conference Tournament team and matched a season-high with four points against Yale on Oct. 19.
Middendorf has been a key cog in the UConn defense which has boasted seven shutouts in 21 games. The sophomore has been one of the nation’s most dangerous threats on penalty corner attempts, tallying nine goals to go along with eight assists. She recorded a season-best five points in the Huskies’ dominant 4-0 victory over league foe Old Dominion on Oct. 10
Veitner has burst onto the college scene with an incredible 18 goals, including a team-high five game-winners, and 12 assists in 21 games. The freshman forward has scored five goals in the Huskies’ two NCAA Tournament games this season and also came up huge against Temple on Nov. 1, scoring twice in the final 4:18 to lift the Huskies to their 14th Big East regular season title. Earlier this season, she was named the Big East Rookie of the Year.
Bowden’s Second Team selection comes after an eight-goal, three-assist 2014 campaign that was highlighted by a game-winning score against then-ranked No. 8 Penn State on Sept. 6.
The Huskies will compete for a spot in the national championship game when they challenge Albany in College Park, Md. on Friday, Nov. 21 at 4:45 p.m. Fans can purchase tickets by CLICKING HERE.
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