DeGregory, Hanks named Longstreth/NFHCA All-Americans

degregory hanks All americanSkidmore College field hockey junior forward Dani DeGregory and junior defender Jenn Hanks were selected as 2014 Longstreth/NFHCA Division III All-Americans, the NFHCA announced Monday. DeGregory was named to the first team, while Hanks was a third team honoree.

DeGregory posted the best statistical season in Skidmore history, producing a program-high 38 goals and 91 points. She led the nation in points, points per game (4.14), goals, goals per game (1.73) and ranked fifth in assists (15) and tied for seventh in assists per game (0.68). Her 38 goals and 91 points rank third in Division III history, her 4.14 points per game place her seventh and her 1.73 goals per game rank 10th all-time. She tallied 46 points (19G, 8A) over the final 11 games, including three goals and two assists in the NCAA tournament second round and a goal in the national quarterfinal.

Hanks anchored a Thoroughbreds defense that finished 25th in Division III with a 1.26 goals against average and allowed only four goals in its four postseason contests, including a shutout in the Liberty League final. She recorded one defensive save and was also a major contributor on offense, tying for fourth on the team with seven goals and ranking fifth with 19 points. She also netted game-winning goals against Geneseo and St. Lawrence.

Skidmore finished the season with a record of 18-4 en route to the program's sixth Liberty League title in seven years. The Thoroughbreds advanced to the national quarterfinal for the second consecutive year before suffering a heartbreaking 2-1 overtime defeat against Bowdoin.

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