Four Jeffs Earn Spots on NFHCA All-Region Teams

Molly Malloy
Sophomore Molly Malloy has led the Jeffs in scoring in each of her two years at Amherst.

AMHERST, MA – The National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) announced today the members of its 2007 Division III All-Region teams. Of the 32 individuals from 12 schools named to the New England West Region First or Second Team, four are members of the Amherst College squad. Only national powerhouse Bowdoin College placed more players (five) on a First or Second Team in the New England Region.

Juniors Alyssa Dudzik (Darien, CT) and Catherine Calvert (Lawrenceville, NJ) each earned spots on the All-Region First Team after being named to the All-NESCAC First and Second teams, respectively. This is the second consecutive season Dudzik has been named to both the All-NESCAC and All-New England West Region teams. In 15 starts for the Jeffs this season, Dudzik tallied three goals and added a pair of assists for Amherst’s fourth highest point total (8).

In addition to being a stellar defender, Calvert contributed four goals and four assists to the Amherst offense this year for the Jeffs’ third highest point total (12). She played a more offensive-minded game this year, as she led the NESCAC with six defensive saves during her rookie season and did not record a goal or assist until this year.

Joining Dudzik and Calvert are sophomores Tierney Healey (Moreland Hills, OH) and Molly Malloy (Stamford, CT), who each earned a spot on the All-Region Second Team. Malloy led the Jeffs in scoring for the second consecutive season, as she totaled a team-high 18 points as a rookie before scoring 15 goals and adding two assists for 32 points this season. Malloy’s 2.29 points-per-game average was the third best in the NESCAC.

Healey started in all 15 of the Jeffs’ games this year and teamed up with Calvert to form an excellent one-two punch for the Amherst defense. After racking up an impressive five defensive saves as a rookie (the second highest total in the NESCAC), Healey followed up with another six defensive saves this season to lead the conference in that category.

Dudzik, Calvert, Healey and Malloy helped lead Amherst back to the seven-team NESCAC Championship, where the Jeffs fell to Williams College in the opening round, 3-1, with Calvert scoring Amherst’s lone goal of the game.