STORRS, Conn. – Three University of Connecticut field hockey players were honored as All-Americans by the NFHCA on Monday. Senior captain Roisin Upton (Limerick, Ireland) and sophomore Charlotte Veitner (Dusseldorf, Germany) were placed on the First Team, and junior Anna Middendorf (Bremen, Germany) was selected as a Third Team member as announced by the organization.
26 different Huskies have now earned a total of 45 First Team All-America selections. UConn has had 11 All-America honorees over the past three seasons.
Each of the three players were honored as NFHCA All-Mideast Region First Team selections last week and All-Big East First Team members in November.
Upton, who earned the third All-America nod of her career and second consecutive appearance on the First Team, was an integral part of the 2015 Husky squad that went on a 36-game win streak, which dated back to the 2014 national championship run. The tri-captain tallied a career-best 43 points on 15 goals and 13 assists this season on her way to becoming the 19th Husky all-time to record 100-career points. Last week, Upton was tabbed as the Mideast Region Player of the Year for the second-straight year. The two-time Big East Defensive Player of the Year helped the team capture both the Big East Regular Season and Big East Tournament titles before leading the Huskies to their third consecutive and fourth trip in the last five years to the NCAA National Semifinals. She was selected to the Big East All-Tournament and NCAA All-Tournament teams.
Veitner, UConn’s single-season record holder with 99 points and 39 goals in her sensational sophomore campaign, garnered her first All-America honor. The Germany native’s record setting season earned her a place in the NCAA record books, where she stands eighth in points and 12th in goals. The Big East Tournament Most Outstanding Player notched four goals and three assists for 11 points in the Big East Tournament to tie the tournament’s individual points record. She was selected as the Big East Offensive Player of the Week eight times and was chosen as the conference’s Offensive Player of the Year. Veitner found the back of the net at least three times in seven outings and joined Upton by scoring the 100th point of her career this season, the 18th Husky all-time to do so. She led the nation for the majority of the 2015 season and finished on top with 4.30 points/game and 1.70 goals/game.
Middendorf received her second All-America selection after serving as the last line of defense for a UConn squad that boasted 15 shutouts in 23 games. The back proved herself to be a formidable threat on penalty corner attempts as she posted 11 goals and six assists on the season. She teamed up with Upton and Veitner on the Big East All-Tournament team and recorded a season-best five points against Temple on Oct. 9.
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