Dudzik, McMahon Earn All-NESCAC Honors for 2010

AMHERST, MA – Amherst College junior Carly Dudzik (Darien, CT) and sophomore Katie McMahon (Denville, NJ) were each honored by the New England Small College Athletic Conference this afternoon on the 2010 Field Hockey All-Conference Teams. Dudzik earned First Team honors, while McMahon landed on the Second Team this season.

Carly Dudzik '12

Dudzik earned First Team honors for the second straight season as Amherst’s central midfielder. As the controlling player for the Jeffs in the middle of the field, Dudzik was always a threat on penalty corners this season with her ability to drive the ball from long distance. Dudzik scored eight goals with seven assists for 23 points in 2010, raising her career totals to 16 goals and 13 assists (45 points).

Dudzik scored big goals in even bigger moments for the Jeffs this season. Perhaps her most memorable score of the regular-season came at Wesleyan, scoring the game-winner with just 1:45 to play in regulation.  Against the Cardinals in the NESCAC Quarterfinals, Dudzik netted the game-winner for the first score of the day, setting the tone in the first half of a 3-0 Amherst win.

McMahon had a breakout season this year as a sophomore after scoring 25 points as a rookie last year. McMahon tallied 18 goals with 16 assists to lead the Lord Jeffs with 52 points this season.  While scoring the game-winner four times this year, McMahon led Amherst in both the goals and assists this season by more than double the amount of any teammate.

Katie McMahon '13

Named the NESCAC Player of the Week on October 25, McMahon went on a stretch of scoring that saw her tally 15 points during a pair of wins over Wesleyan University and Smith College. In a 9-0 win over Smith, McMahon had four goals and three assists for a career-high 11 points. In a comeback 4-3 win at Wesleyan’s homecoming festivities, McMahon score the game-tying goal with less than eight minutes to play before assisting on the winner in the final two minutes.

While the Jeffs finished the season with a 12-4 overall record and were not selected for an at-large bid, the future looks bright for the program with both Dudzik and McMahon returning next season. Amherst graduates just three players, and will head into next year carrying momentum off a year that saw the team put together two winning streaks of five or more games.

To see a full release on the NESCAC All-Conference Teams, click here.

First Team
F - Tamara Brown - Tufts
F - Lauren Greer - Middlebury
F - Abby Hine - Connecticut College
F - Robyn Williams - Trinity
M - Carly Dudzik - Amherst Jr.
M - Ingrid Oelschlager - Bowdoin .
M - Amanda Roberts - Tufts
D - Ella Curren - Bowdoin
D - Taylor Dyer - Tufts
D - Meera Sivalingam - Williams
GK - Tori Redding -  Wesleyan

Second Team
F - Katie Herter - Bowdoin
F - Morgan McCauley - Wesleyan
F - Katie McMahon - Amherst
M - Charlotte Gardiner - Middlebury
M - Jess Perkins - Tufts
M - Meryl Poulin - Colby
D - Sarah Duncan - Trinity
D - Shannon Malloy - Bowdoin
D - Hilary Nabhan - Wesleyan
D - Payson Sword - Trinity
GK - Emily Neilson - Bowdoin

Player of the Year
F - Tamara Brown - Tufts

Defensive Player of the Year
D - Taylor Dyer - Tufts

Rookie of the Year
D - Sarah Duncan - Trinity

Coach of the Year
Nicky Pearson - Bowdoin