Abby Hine '11 becomes field hockey's all-time leading scorer
With just one powerful shot less than four minutes into Saturday's game against Trinity, senior Abby Hine secured her place in the record books.
Hine, a captain for the field hockey team, found the back of the cage on a penalty corner to become the program's all-time leading scorer. Her 36th goal in a blue and white Camels uniform brought her total career points to 92, breaking the previous record of 90. Three-time All-American Emily Huffman '04 held the previous mark.
Hine's teammate and fellow captain Jess Lewis '11 said it was fitting that the record was broken on a corner, which she called "Abby's forte."
"Abby has been a constant positive energy for all our forwards and our entire team," Lewis said. "And obviously, she is really good at putting the ball in the goal."
So good, in fact, that Hine is tied for second in the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) with nine goals, four assists and a total of 22 points so far this season.
Hine, a native of Madison, Conn., was quick to deflect any individual attention.
"I have worked my tail end off for this team and I think this team has worked even harder for me," Hine said. "They've always been there, supporting me every step of the way."
Field hockey head coach Debbie Lavigne says Hine possesses a Division 1 skill set and elevates the play of those around her.
"Abby pushes herself and her teammates to become better players and her teammates have done a great job creating scoring opportunities for her," Lavigne said. "With several games still to play this season, Abby will continue to add to her already impressive stats."
Hine has been named to the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division III All-Region Team and the All-NESCAC squad in each of the past two seasons. In addition to her success on the turf, she has contributed to the Camel women's ice hockey program, scoring 14 goals and five assists in her career. She will serve as one of the team's captains on the ice this winter.
In the classroom, Hine has distinguished herself as a Dean's List scholar majoring in Human Development.
With six games left in the regular season, the field hockey team is focused on reaching the NESCAC playoffs for the second straight year. Five of the 10 teams in the league are ranked among the top 20 in the nation.
Tonight, the Camels host top-ranked Tufts University. Saturday, during the College's Fall Weekend, the team will face No. 16 Middlebury on the artificial turf at Silfen Field at 11 a.m.
October 13, 2010