NEW LONDON, Conn. -- Connecticut College junior Abby Hine of Madison, Conn. has been named the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Field Hockey Player of the Week.
Hine accounted for two game-winning goals and assisted on two scores in a 2-0 week for her club. She has moved into an eighth place tie on the Connecticut College all-time scoring leader list with 57 points.
"Abby is really stepping up as a leader for us in her junior year," Connecticut College head coach Debbie Lavigne said. "This is a tremendous achievement for her and a credit to the hard work of the whole team"
Tuesday afternoon, Hine contributed a goal and an assist in a 5-0 victory against Eastern Connecticut State. Hine added a goal and an assist in a 2-1 triumph over 16th ranked Amherst College Saturday. She scored with 2:48 remaining in regulation to snap a 1-1 tie.
Hine was previously recognized as the conference player of the week on Oct. 6, 2008. She tallied 10 goals, four assist and 24 points in her sophomore season. At the conclusion of the 2008 season, Hine was honored as a second team All-NESCAC selection and was selected to the second team of the Longstreth/National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) All-New England squad.
In her rookie season with the Camels, Hine made an immediate impact with the program, leading the club with eight goals, six assists and 22 points. She was honored as the Camels´ most valuable forward.
In addition to her success on the turf, Hine has contributed to the Camel women´s ice hockey program, scoring eight goals with three assists in 47 games.
In the classroom, Hine has excelled as a Dean´s List Student majoring in Human Development. Hine is a 2007 graduate of the Taft School in Watertown, Conn. She received letters in field hockey, ice hockey and lacrosse as a Rhino. Hine garnered All-New England honors while serving as a team captain for the field hockey squad that reached the semi-finals in their post-season championship tournament.
The Camels will host the Wellesley College Blue this Wednesday afternoon for a 4:30 p.m. game in New London. Saturday afternoon, the Camels (3-2, 2-1 NESCAC) will host Bowdoin College in a 2:00 p.m. conference tilt.
September 28, 2009