Field Hockey Senior Class Chosen as 2012 Captains
CHESTERTOWN, MD -- The five seniors on the 2012 Washington College field hockey team will also serve as the team's captains this season, announced head coach Rachel Boyle earlier today. Erin Lewns (Fallston, MD/North Harford) and Kristen Wille (Stevensville, MD/Kent Island) are returning captains and will be joined in their leadership roles by Hillary Kane (Rhinebeck, NY/Millbrook School), Hilary Manion (Trappe, PA/Archbishop Carroll), and Gabby Tarbert (Bel Air, MD/C. Milton Wright).
Lewns has started 51 of 54 games played during her collegiate career, including all 37 games each of the past two seasons. She has totaled three goals and one assist in her collegiate carer, with two of those goals and the assist coming last season. She has also made five career defensive saves. In 2011, she attended the NCAA's Career in Sports Forum.
Wille has started all 54 games during her collegiate career and has twice earned All-Centennial Conference honors (honorable mention in 2011, second team in 2009). She has scored 12 goals and assisted on nine others in her career, including five goals and four assists last fall. She has also registered 135 shots in her career.
Kane has made 40 career starts, including all 37 games over the past two years, in 48 career games played. She has totaled six goals and three assists in her career and led the team with four defensive saves in 2011.
Manion has also started all 37 games over the past two seasons and had played in 46 career games overall. She was named her team's Most Improved Player in 2010 and had a breakout year offensively in 2011, scoring eight goals and assisting on five others. She has totaled 10 goals and seven assists in her career.
Tarbert also had a breakout junior campaign, finishing tied for second on the team with nine goals and starting all 18 games. She has made 25 starts in 45 career games played and totaled 11 career goals and one career assist. She has earned a spot on the Centennial Conference Academic Honor Roll each of the past two years and a place on the NFHCA National Academic Squad each of the past three years.
The Shorewomen will open their season at home on Saturday, September 1st, with a 1:00 p.m. game against Catholic. They are coming off a 10-8 season and their third trip to the Centennial Conference Tournament in four years.