Mansfield, Mass. – Senior Laura van der Doorn (Beverwijk, The Netherlands) of the sixth-ranked Southern New Hampshire University field hockey team was named the 2019 Northeast-10 Conference Player of the Year and freshman Lisa Hagel (Driehuis, The Netherlands) earned the 2019 Northeast-10 Conference Rookie of the Year honor on Wednesday as the league announced its annual All-Conference Teams and major award winners. A total of five Penmen student-athletes received All-NE10 recognition.
In addition to van der Doorn and Hagel, who each earned First Team honors in addition to their major awards, junior Hélène Servais (Brussels, Belgium) was named First Team All-Conference, while sophomore Emily Campbell (Raynham, Mass.) and graduate student Melanie Rennie (Madison, Conn.) each garnered Third Team recognition.
van der Doorn becomes the program's first Player of the Year recipient after turning in the finest season of her career. In 18 regular season contests, she totaled a Northeast-10 Conference-best and school record 14 goals to go along with four assists for 32 points. van der Doorn ranked eighth nationally in total goals, was third in the NE10 in points and was one of just four student-athletes to eclipse the 30-point plateau in the conference. She was named First Team All-Conference for the second consecutive season and earns her fourth-straight All-NE10 distinction. After being the first Southern New Hampshire University student-athlete to earn First Team laurels a season ago, van der Doorn becomes the first four-time All-Conference selection in program history with a Second Team designation in 2017 and All-Rookie Team choice in 2016 to go along with her two First Team nods. The most prolific scorer in the history of Southern New Hampshire University field hockey, van der Doorn holds the school record for career points (87), goals (35) and game-winning goals (9).
Hagel made an immediate impact in her first season in a Penmen uniform, as she led all NE10 freshman in scoring and set a new freshman scoring record at Southern New Hampshire. The First Team All-NE10 and All-Rookie Team choice compiled 29 points in 18 regular season games on 13 goals and three assists. Her 13 goals were second-most in the conference and rank as the second-highest single season goal scoring output in program history. Hagel, who notched at least a goal in nine contests and turned in three multi-goal efforts, led Southern New Hampshire with five game-winning goals this season, including a pair of overtime winners against No. 7 Stonehill College and American International College. She is the first freshman First Team All-Conference choice in program history and becomes the second NE10 Rookie of the Year after Servais took home the honor in 2017.
Servais earns a place on the All-NE10 First Team for the first time in her career after leading the league in scoring and setting a new single-season program scoring record in the process. A two-time Northeast-10 Player of the Week and National Field Hockey Coaches' Association (NFHCA) Offensive Player of the Week, she finished the regular season with 12 goals and 11 assists for 35 points. Servais was seventh in the country in scoring and eighth in points per game (1.94) and ranked in the top-five national in assists and assists per game. The 2017 Northeast-10 Rookie of the Year and Third Team selection, Servais registered at least one point in a dozen regular season games, notched eight multipoint outings, recorded six games of three or more points, and turned in a five, six and seven-point performance on three separate occasions. In Tuesday's postseason win over Bentley University, Servais drilled home her 13th goal of the season 1:03 into double overtime to propel the Penmen to the Northeast-10 Championship semifinals for the first time in school history.
Campbell enjoyed a breakout season in her sophomore campaign to garner All-NE10 honors for the first time. She finished fourth on the team in points with 27 in 15 regular season games on nine goals and nine assists, sits second in the NE10 in assists and ranked No. 12 in all of Division II Field Hockey with a 1.80 points per game average. Campbell turned in eight multi-point performances, including three five-point efforts in wins over Converse College, Saint Michael's College and Mercy College. She helped SNHU clinch the No. 3 seed in the Northeast-10 Championship with a pair of clutch performances during the stretch run of the regular season. Campbell handed out a pair of assists on October 26 to help then No. 9 Southern New Hampshire hand No. 7 Assumption College a 3-1 defeat to earn the tie-breaker over the Greyhounds before potting her ninth goal of the season in a 2-1, overtime win over American International College on October 29 to clinch the third spot.
Rennie earned her first All-NE10 nod in her final season after anchoring the Southern New Hampshire defense to its finest season to date. In 19 games and 1051:22 of action, she ranks third in the Northeast-10 in goals against average (0.86), third in total goals against (15), eighth in save percentage (.781) and is fifth with five shutouts. Rennie has rewritten the goalkeeping record book at Southern New Hampshire as she owns the program benchmark for career wins (42), minutes played (4544:48) and goals against average (1.21).
Southern New Hampshire, which earned the highest national ranking in program history on Tuesday at No. 6, captured its first-ever postseason victory on Tuesday with a double-overtime win over sixth-seeded Bentley University. The Penmen, currently 16-3, will host seventh-seeded Saint Thomas Aquinas College at 6 p.m. Friday (November 8) in a Northeast-10 Championship semifinal on Larkin Field.
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