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BATES FIELD HOCKEY PLACES THREE ON REGIONAL ALL-AMERICA TEAM
LEWISTON, Maine - Three Bates College field hockey players have been named to the 2000 National Field Hockey Coaches' Association (NFHCA) New England West Regional All-America team. Senior goalkeeper Peg Ficks of Washington, Conn., and sophomore midfielder Kathrene Tiffany of Boston, Mass., were each named first-team All-Region, while sophomore forward Julia Price of Mansfield, Mass., was named to the second team.
Ficks, a first-team All-Region for the second year in a row, was also named an NFHCA third-team All-America goalkeeper last year. In 15 contests this season, she posted a 1.45 goals-against average. Ficks made 148 saves and posted a .865 save percentage, playing all but 26 minutes in the cage and helping the team to a 7-8 record and a berth in the ECAC Division III New England championship tournament for the third consecutive year under head coach Wynn Hohlt. Ficks allowed one or no goals 11 times in 2000, posting four solo shutouts. She recorded 16 shutouts for her career, Bates' all-time leader. Ficks played in 58 of Bates' 59 games in her four-year career, starting all but one of those contests. Her 1.39 career goals-against average, 597 career saves and .882 save percentage all rank second on Bates' all-time list, behind Bobcat All-American Anne-Marie Van Heuven (Class of 1988). Ficks is also a two-time Academic All-NESCAC selection.
has earned the first All-Region honor of her career. She finished the
season with one goal and four assists, second on the team, for six points.
Two of Tiffany's assists came in the Bobcats' 2-1 overtime upset of nationally-ranked
Keene State College on Oct. 15. Her shot off a penalty corner with 34
seconds remaining in the contest was deflected home, snapping Keene State's
three-year, 34-game home winning streak. Tiffany's only goal of the season
was also a game-winner, coming five minutes before halftime against Trinity
College on Sept. 23 to give the Bobcats a 1-0 triumph.
Price was third on the Bobcats in scoring for the second year in a row this season, finishing with two goals and six assists for 10 points. One of the top play-makers in the NESCAC, Price's six assists were tied for fourth best in the conference headed into the postseason. Price played an instrumental role in Bates two conference victories this season, assisting the only goal late in the first half of a 1-0 win over Trinity College Sept. 23, and scoring one goal and assisting another in the second half of a 2-1 win over Tufts University Oct. 1. Price is the Bobcats' third-leading active scorer with 27 career points on eight goals and 11 assists.
The Bates College field hockey team finished the 2000 season with a 7-8 record. The Bobcats qualified for the ECAC Division III New England championship tournament for the third time in three seasons under head coach Wynn Hohlt, dropping their first round match in penalty strokes after 100 scoreless minutes of regulation in which Ficks posted a season-high 20 saves. Nine of 11 starters are expected back for the 2001 season, including their top five scorers.
Ficks is a 1997 graduate of The Taft School. She is the daughter of Robert and Ann Ficks, Washington, Conn.
Price is a 1999 graduate of Mansfield High School. She is the daughter of Derek and Susan Price, Mansfield, Mass.
Tiffany is a 1999 graduate of Buckingham, Browne and Nichols. She is the daughter of Edwin and Joan Tiffany, Boston, Mass.
For more information on Bates field hockey, please visit our web site at http://www.bates.edu/sports/fhockey.html
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