ORONO, Maine – Head coach of Maine field hockey, Josette Babineau announced the team's captains for the upcoming 2014 season on Wednesday. Seniors Annabelle Hamilton and Becca Paradee and Junior Nicole Sevey will serve as team leaders in the upcoming season.
"I am very happy with our captain selections for this coming season," Babineau said. "Our team did a great job with the selection process in helping identify our needs and goals for next season. Annabelle, Nicole and Becca bring a different dynamic of leadership to our team. We are determined to achieve our goal of an America East Championship and Nicole, Ananbelle and Becca will play key roles in working towards this accomplishment."
Hamilton had an outstanding junior campaign as she was honored national by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association as a Division I All-America third team member, while she also was named to the NFHCA regional team.
The North Vancouver, British Columbia native had yet another productive 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.
Sevey blossomed in her second year on the team, serving as a dual threat, excelling in both the offensive and defensive game. Sevey ended the season tied for third on the team in points with 21 (seven goals and seven assists) and served as the primary insertion player on the penalty corner unit this year. Sevey earned player of the week honors in 2013 for a hat trick she had against Quinnipiac as well as being elected to the America East first team following the season.
Meanwhile Paradee has been a stalwart on the back line for the Black Bears, helping Maine goalkeepers to a 1.87 goals against average, only allowing 38 markers. Paradee helped the Black Bears finish third in the conference in goals against average and second in total goals allowed. The Gardiner, Maine, native finished the season with one goal and eight assists.