Hine Named First Team All-NESCAC for Connecticut College

Abby Hine '11
Abby Hine '11
NEW LONDON, Conn.--Connecticut College senior tri-captain Abby Hine of Madison, Conn. has been named to the All-New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Field Hockey First Team. Hine exploded with 13 goals and 31 points in a historic senior campaign for the Camels, garnering first team honors for the second straight year. In a game against Bowdoin Oct. 9, Hine set the program´s all-time point scoring record with her 91st and 92nd point. The previous mark was held by three-time All-American Emily Huffman ´04. Hine reached the century mark for point production with her final goal in a Camel uniform Oct. 29 at Wesleyan, closing out her career with 40 goals, 21 assists and 101 points. Connecticut College Head Field Hockey Coach Debbie Lavigne was pleased to learn of the conference recognition for Hine and the entire team for having a first team selection in a conference that is deep and as strong as the NESCAC. "To be selected to the first team All-NESCAC is a tremendous honor for Abby," Lavigne said. "She is among not only the best players in the conference, but also the country. Abby really had a great season and a successful career here at Connecticut College. Being selected to first team for the second consecutive year exemplifies Abby's hard work and dedication to push herself and her teammates to be the best. This a great honor for the program." Hine was named to the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division III All-Region Team and the All-NESCAC squad in each of the previous two seasons. In her junior campaign, she led the team in all three major offensive categories with nine goals, six assists and 24 points. Hine tallied 10 goals, four assist and 24 points in her sophomore season with the Camels. In her rookie year of 2007, Hine contributed eight goals, six assists and 22 points and was recognized as the teams´ most valuable forward. In addition to her success on the turf, Hine has contributed to the Camel women´s ice hockey program, scoring 14 goals with five assists in 72 games. She will serve as a team-tri captain for the Camels this winter. In the classroom, Hine has distinguished herself 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.

November 11, 2010

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