Amherst's Dudzik, McMahon and Clegg Earn All-Region

Carly Dudzik '12

AMHERST, MA – The National Field Hockey Coaches Association announced today the members of the 2010 Longstreth/NFHCA Divison III All-Region Teams. The Amherst College field hockey team saw a trio of its standouts honored in the New England West Region’s ranks.

Carly Dudzik ’12 (Darien, CT) and Katie McMahon ’13 (Denville, NJ) earned First Team All-Region honors, while Stephanie Clegg ’12 (Woburn, MA) landed on the Second Team.  After grabbing a spot on the First Team, Dudzik and McMahon remain eligible for the NFHCA’s All-American teams, which will be announced on Monday afternoon.

Dudzik was already named a First Team All-NESCAC selection for the second straight year last week, and today’s honor elevates her from the 2009 All-Region Second Team. 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).

Katie McMahon '13

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 in points for the second straight year (52).  While scoring the game-winner four times this year, McMahon led Amherst in both goals and assists this season by more than double the amount of any other teammate.

Today’s Second Team award is the first career post-season honor for Clegg, who has been one of Amherst’s best defenders since she stepped foot on campus three years ago. Having played in 47 of Amherst’s 48 games over the last three seasons, Clegg has helped the Jeffs post a 34-14 record during her time as a Lord Jeff. With five defensive saves this season, Clegg led the conference in the goal-saving measure for 2010.   

Once again this season, the NESCAC dominated the NFHCA All-Region teams, with 26 of the 32 selections going to players from what is considered the nation's best conference.