Healey Named NFHCA Third Team All-American

Tierney Healey is an NFHCA All-American as a senior.

AMHERST, MA – Amherst senior defender Tierney Healey (Moreland Hills, OH) was named an NFHCA All-American yesterday after landing on the Third Team for the first time in her career. The award comes on the heels of another fabulous season for Amherst in which Healey has garnered both regional and national attention.

After earning All-NESCAC First Team honors this season, Healey was selected to the NFHCA’s All-New England West team last week. “Tierney has been an impact player in our program for four years,” said head coach Carol Knerr. “She is a great defender with incredible timing and a low block tackle.  She will put her body in front of the ball and has been a team and NESCAC leader in defensive saves every season.  She has been a consistent player who has helped our team improve every year she has played.”

Healey has made 21 defensive saves in her four years as one of the most consistent stoppers in the NESCAC. After finishing second in the conference with five saves as a first-year, Healey led the league with six saves as a sophomore. She recorded another five as a junior for the NESCAC’s second highest total, and this year is back at the top of the leader board with five more stops.

Healey has been the backbone of an Amherst defense that is fourth in the NESCAC in scoring defense (1.33 gpg) and has posted five shutouts. She has helped lead the Lord Jeffs to a 38-25 record in the past four years and has never experienced a losing season.

Amherst wrapped up the 2009 season with a 4-3 loss to Skidmore College in the Second Round of the NCAA Division III Tournament. Healey and the Lord Jeffs finished the season with a 12-5 overall record.