Five named All-Centennial in Field Hockey

LANCASTER, Pa. – Five members of the Ursinus College field hockey team were named to the 2010 All-Centennial Conference Field Hockey team on Wednesday afternoon. The team was voted upon by the head coaches in the conference, who were not allowed to vote for their own players.

Senior back Lindsey Doutt (Willow Street, Pa./Lampeter-Strasburg) along with junior forward Alyssa Thren (Barto, Pa./Upper Perkiomen) and senior midfielder Megan Yoder (Lititz, Pa./Lancaster Mennonite) were all named to the first-team. Thren and Doutt were unanimous selections to the first-team.

Second-team honors went to senior back Michelle Wimmer (Palm, Pa./Upper Perkiomen) and senior forward Jennifer Bayzick (Sugarloaf, Pa./Hazleton Area).

Head coach Laura Moliken was named as the Coach of the Year for the third straight season.

Doutt, a repeat first-team selection from a year ago, anchored a defensive unit that allowed just over one goal per game and posted ten shutouts. The Bears allowed only five goals in ten Centennial Conference regular season games. She started and played in 16 games this season, taking 11 shots and making one defensive save.

Thren, also a first-team repeat pick, led the team in goals at 29 and in points at 67. She set the Centennial Conference record for goals in a career by scoring her 73 career goal in a win over Swarthmore on October 20. She ranks fourth in all of Division III in points per game at 3.72, and third in goals per game at 1.61. She has started and played in 18 games this season.

Yoder, the 2009 Centennial Conference Player of the Year, played and started in all 19 games this season. She led the team with 13 assists and had 15 goals to net 43 points. She ranks tenth in Division III with 0.68 assists per game.

Wimmer, a first-team selection from last season, played in 18 games this season scoring 14 goals and eight assists for 36 points. Wimmer tied the Centennial Conference record for goals in the Centennial Conference tournament with six as she scored hat tricks in both semifinals.

Bayzick scored 24 goals and ten assists for 58 points this season. She scored three goals in a game three times this season, including three in a 4-3 win over West Chester in the annual Snell Cup game on October 10.

Thren, Yoder, Wimmer and Bayzick were also named to the All-Academic team with GPA's higher than 3.4.

Moliken is in her 12th season as head coach of Ursinus. Also serving as the Athletic Director, Moliken is currently 166-28 (.855) in her career and holds a 154-24 record since Ursinus moved to Division III in 2002. In conference play, she has led Ursinus to a 93-2 record against conference schools and an eye-popping 81-1 record in regular season conference games all-time. She is ranked third all-time in wins at Ursinus and her .855 winning percentage is the best of any field hockey coach in the program's 91 year history.

Ursinus, with a record of 18-1 overall, is ranked second in Division III and will host a four-team regional this weekend. The Bears will face the winner of the first-round matchup between Juniata and the College of Wooster on Saturday at 11 a.m.