NEW LONDON, Conn.--Connecticut College junior back Andrea Hoisington of Brownsville, Vt. has been named to the All-New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Field Hockey Team.
Hoisington was honored as a second team defender. She helped lead the Camels to their highest conference win total since 2005.
"It is so impressive to see Andrea's name among the best players in the country!" Connecticut College Head Field Hockey Coach Debbie Lavigne exclaimed. "We moved Andrea from midfield to defense this season because of her speed, stick work, and decision making under pressure. She settled in at defense quickly and stepped up her game making an immediate impact for the defensive unit. All season she faced many of the country's top forwards and was able to shut them down with her quickness, ability to read the play, and her 1x1 skills. She was crucial to our defensive corners, many times breaking up dangerous scoring opportunities for the opponent. She was also instrumental in our offensive transition and on our 7-on-7 OT team."
Hoisington has excelled in the classroom as a Dean's List Student. She is majoring in psychology and carries a minor in gender and women's studies.
"We started our season off strong, beating Colby and Hamilton, and continued to work hard throughout the season to secure a place in the playoffs," Hoisington said. "We had such a great group of girls and were able to accomplish so much through hard work, commitment and dedicated coaching. Our team was predominantly young and looking ahead to next year I expect us to have another successful season."
Hoisington started all 15 games this season and had a defensive save in a NESCAC game against Middlebury October 7.