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Field Hockey Dominates All-Mideast Region Teams

Nov. 29, 2016


STORRS, Conn. –
Seven players on the UConn field hockey team were honored on Tuesday by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association when they were named to the All-Mideast Region First and Second Teams.

Seniors Olivia Bolles and Anna Middendorf, as well as juniors Charlotte Veitner and Casey Umstead, earned spots on the All-Mideast Region First Team. Redshirt junior Nina Klein, junior Karlie Heistand and sophomore Amanda Collins were named to the Second Team.

For six of the seven players, they are now multi-time honorees – with Middendorf and Veitner leading the way with three nominations each.

Veitner, the UConn all-time points and assists leader, ranked third in goals (1.13/game) and second in points (2.96/game) across Division I this season. She led UConn in scoring with 27 goals, while Collins was second with 22.



Umstead had 18 goals, third-most on the team, to go with 18 assists this season. Her 51 points was third-best for the Huskies (22-2), behind Veitner (71) and Collins (56).

Bolles, Middendorf and Heistand led the UConn defensive backfield all season long, holding opponents to 1.22 goals per game – fifth-lowest total in the country. Middendorf had a career-high 13 goals to go along with her defensive effort.

Klein, UConn’s goalkeeper who was second in the nation in win-loss percentage (.913), earned her second-straight nod to the All-Mideast Region Team. She made 60 saves and earned a .667 save percentage this season.

It is the seventh-straight season that UConn field hockey has produced at least five All-Region players under head coach Nancy Stevens. All of these players are now eligible to be named to the NFHCA All-America Team in the coming weeks.