ORONO, Maine – Junior Annabelle Hamilton has been named to the Longstreth National Field Hockey Coaches Association Division I All-American third team as announced by the organization on Monday morning. Hamilton was one of 48 players recognized as the best players in the country.
This is the second NFHCA award of the year for the North Vancouver, British Columbia native as she was named to the regional team earlier in the month. That was the second regional award in her career while this is the first time in her career she has been recognized on a national stage.
Hamilton had another sterling season, just one campaign removed from being named the America East co-offensive player of the year. She led the team in points with 35 (13 goals and nine assists) and played in all 20 games for the Black Bears.
The junior captain has helped to usher in a new era of prosperity to the Black Bear field hockey program as the team has made the America East tournament all three years she's been a part of the program.
To illustrate her impact on the team she accounted for 18 percent of the team's points and 20 percent of the team's goals. Maine also was 8-4 overall when she recorded a point.
The Black Bears finished the season in third place in the conference with an 11-9 record and a 5-3 mark in America East. The team was defeated in the first round of the America East tournament, falling to Albany, 1-0 in a closely contested battle.
Maine will set once again set up nicely next season as they welcome back all but three of their players from this year's squad.