Field hockey players selected for senior game

Hamilton College field hockey players Erin McNally '12 (Scotia, N.Y./Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake HS) and Marisa Spagnolo '12 (Bryn Mawr, Pa./Episcopal Academy) have been selected to participate in the 2011 National Field Hockey Coaches Association Division III Senior Game.

The game will be held at Nichols College in Dudley, Mass., on Saturday, Nov. 19. The start time is tentatively set for 5 p.m. Nichols is hosting the NCAA Division III championship semifinals and final.

McNally was an All-America selection at midfield in 2009 as a sophomore. She has made the all-region team three times, and was the 2008 Liberty League Rookie of the Year. She finished her Hamilton career with 19 goals and 24 assists for 62 points. She is ranked third on the team's all-time list in points and is tied for second in assists.

Spagnolo was honored on the Liberty League all-league team in 2010 for her work on defense. She finished her collegiate career with two goals and four assists.

Both Spagnolo and McNally started all 63 games during their career with the Continentals. They led Hamilton to four postseason appearances, including the program's first trip to the NCAA championship in 2009, and 38 wins. The Continentals set a team record with 13 victories in 2010.

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