(Carlisle, Pa.) – Dickinson College had two players named to the 2018 All-Centennial Conference Field Hockey Team, announced on Tuesday.
Junior Jillian Beemon (Ann Arbor, Mich./Skyline) was a First-team selection on defense, making her second straight appearance on the squad. Beemon earned Second-team honors in 2017. Sophomore Marie Laverdiere (Springfield, Va./West Springfield) was named to the Second-team, following another outstanding season in the midfield.
Beemon stepped into a starting role for the final five games of her rookie season and has started every game for the past two years. She has been a standout defender with the speed and stick to carry the ball into the attack.
The Red Devils had a strong finish, allowing just four goals in the final six games while posting back-to-back shutouts to advance to the postseason. Beemon tallied a pair of defensive saves on the season, including one in the regular season finale against Gettysburg that secured a conference playoff bid. She added an assist in a key road win at McDaniel in the final playoff run as well.
Laverdiere was named to the Second-team and is a two-year starter for the Red Devils. In her first two years, she has shown the ability to control the midfield on both sides of the ball. A tenacious defender, Laverdiere has great field vision and plays a key role in the Red Devils' transition game and on penalty corners.
Laverdiere tallied five goals and two assists this season and led the Red Devil rally to overtake Gettysburg in the regular season finale, 2-1. She handed out an assist and then netted game-winning goal in the final two minutes of the match to send the Red Devils to the playoffs.
Senior Taylor Bednar (Emmaus, Pa./Emmaus) was named to the All-Centennial Conference Sportsmanship Team.
The Red Devils won four of their final five games before suffering a 1-0 setback to Muhlenberg College in the first round of the playoffs. The two teams had a great match-up in the regular season with the Mules escaping 2-1, in penalty strokes. Dickinson finished 6-12 overall and 5-5 in the conference.
Offensive Player of the Year – Erin Coverdale, Franklin & Marshall, Jr., F
Defensive Player of the Year– Grace Hillman, Johns Hopkins, Sr., D
Rookie of the Year– Maggie Titus, Bryn Mawr, Fr., GK
Coach of the Year– Victor Brady, Bryn Mawr