Two field hockey players earn all-region honors
Hamilton College's Erin McNally '12 (Scotia, N.Y./Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake HS) and Marisa Spagnolo '12 (Bryn Mawr, Pa./Episcopal Academy) were selected to the 2011 Division III North Atlantic Region all-region team by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association on Nov. 16.
2011 NFHCA Division III North Atlantic All-Region Team
McNally was voted to the first team and Spagnolo was a second team honoree. They helped lead Hamilton to the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) championship quarterfinals in the Continentals' first year in the conference.
McNally is a four-time all-region honoree and a 2009 All-American. She posted one goal and a team-high four assists from her midfield position. She started all 15 games in 2011, and was named to the NESCAC all-conference second team. McNally finished her Hamilton career tied for second on the team's all-time list with 24 assists and ranked third with 62 points.
Spagnolo was a second team all-conference selection and was voted to the all-region team for the first time. She scored one goal and started all 15 games on defense. Spagnolo and McNally led Hamilton to four postseason appearances, including the program's first trip to the NCAA championship in 2009, and 38 wins.