Junior Laura van der Doorn (Beverwijk, The Netherlands) and redshirt junior Cassidy Huckins (Loudon, N.H.) of the Southern New Hampshire University field hockey team were named First Team All-Northeast-10 Conference on Wednesday to highlight a contingent of four Penmen to garner All-Conference laurels, as the league announced its annual All-Conference teams and major award winners.
van der Doorn and Huckins become the first Penmen field hockey student-athletes in program history to earn First Team All-Conference distinctions. The duo was joined by senior Maddie Holt (Seabrook, N.H.), who was tabbed to the All-NE10 Second Team, and freshman Faye Turkmen (Bergen, The Netherlands), a Third Team All-Conference and All-Rookie Team selection.
van der Doorn claims her third NE10 All-Conference nod following a Second Team selection last season and an All-Rookie Team designation in 2017. Van der Doorn started all 19 contests for Southern New Hampshire this season, and scored six goals while dishing five assists to rank third on the team in points this season.
Huckins' First Team recognition marks her second career All-NE10 honor after being named to the All-Rookie Team in 2015. Huckins, who started each of SNHU's 19 games in 2018, led the Penmen in goals with 13 and total points with 30. She finished eighth in the NE10 in points and goals, while adding a pair of game-winning tallies for the Penmen.
Senior Maddie Holt (Seabrook, N.H.) was voted to the Northeast 10 All-Conference Second Team for her first NE 10 Conference Team Selection.
Holt earned the first All-NE10 selection of her career with her Second Team accolades. She started 18 games in her final season, and finished with nine goals and 19 points, both of which were the second most for Southern New Hampshire. Holt tied for the team lead with three game-winning goals, and will graduate with 51 career points on 23 goals and five assists.
Turkmen wraps up a standout freshman campaign with a pair of All-NE10 accolades. Turkmen was penciled into the starting lineup on a dozen occasions for the Penmen, and found the back of the cage three times while adding an assist for seven points in the SNHU midfield.
Southern New Hampshire turned in its most successful season in 2018, as it finished 10-9 overall with an 8-5 mark within the confines of the Northeast-10 Conference. The Penmen set a single-season record for overall wins as well as conference wins, and qualified for the NE10 Championship for the first time in school history.
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