Dudzik and McMahon Earn NFHCA All-American Honors

Carly Dudzik '12 was named an NFHCA First Team
All-American - Amherst's first in a decade.

AMHERST, MA – This afternoon the National Field Hockey Coaches Association named Amherst College field hockey standouts Carly Dudzik (Darien, CT) and Katie McMahon to the 2010 Longstreth Division III All-American First and Third Teams, respectively. Today’s award comes on the heels of both players earning First Team All-New England West Region honors last week.

Dudzik’s First Team selection marks the first time that an Amherst player has received the nation’s top honor in a decade. Dudzik’s older sister, Alyssa graduated in 2009 as a three-time NFHCA All-America selection, but never rose higher than the Second Team. Amherst’s last First Team selection went to Gretchen Bowe ’01 for her play during the 2000 season.

Dudzik was named a First Team All-NESCAC selection for the second straight year, and rose from the 2009 All-Region Second Team to the All-New England West First Team last week. 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).

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.

The Lord Jeffs finished the season 12-4 after falling to Bowdoin 3-2 in overtime in the semifinals of the 2010 NESCAC Championship. Amherst was denied an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament, but with Dudzik and McMahon returning next season, the Jeffs will surely be in contention for the 2011 conference championship.

To see a complete list of the 2010 NFHCA All America teams, click here.