Five Jeffs Earn NFHCA Honors

Contact: Ben Badua

Carly Dudzik '12
Rachel Tannenbaum '15
Katie McMahon '13
Sarah McCarrick '12
Alex Philie '14

AMHERST, Mass. - Carly Dudzik ’12 (Darien, Conn.), Rachel Tannenbaum ’15 (Berwyn, Pa.) and Katie McMahon ’13 (Denville, N.J.) each earned 2011 Longstreth/NFHCA All-America recognition after helping the Amherst field hockey team to a 15-4 overall record and the program’s fifth appearance in the NCAA Tournament.

Nabbing her second, first-team selection in as many years, Dudzik is the first Lord Jeff to receive the nation’s top honor since Gretchen Bowe ’01 during the 2000 season. Providing Amherst with a strong presence in the middle of the field, she netted 20 points in 2011 on five goals and 10 assists.

Tied for third in the conference in helpers, the Darien, Conn. native was named to the NFHCA New England West Region first team while also earning a spot in the prestigious 2011 NFHCA Division III Senior Game. A three-time All-NESCAC first-team honoree, Dudzik wrapped up a decorated career in Purple and White with 65 points on 21 goals and 23 assists.

Bursting onto the scene as a first-year goalkeeper, Tannenbaum was named to the NFHCA second team. Logging 1357:21 minutes in net, the Berwyn, Pa. native posted a 15-4 mark with eight shutouts en route to NESCAC Rookie of the Year accolades, becoming just the fourth player in league history to be named to the conference’s first team in the award’s 12-year history.

Leading the nation in save percentage (0.901) and ranking sixth in goals-against average (0.72) Tannenbaum also earned praise as a member of the NFHCA New England West Region first team.

Securing her second-straight, third-team All-America honor, McMahon enjoyed another stellar statistical season, ranking second in the NESCAC in points (43). Tying for the second most goals in the league (17) and tied for fifth in assists (9), the Denville, N.J. native became just the second player in program history to surpass the 100-point plateau.

A first team all-conference and all-region selection, McMahon holds the school’s career points (120) and assists (30) records while standing one goal shy of tying the program’s career goals mark of 46.

Anchoring Amherst's defensive unit, McCarrick garnered recognition on the NFHCA New England West Region second team. Starting all 17 of her appearances this season, the senior defender helped lead a Lord Jeff squad that ranked second in the NESCAC in goals-against average while posting the second most shutouts in the conference with eight.

Surrendering just 15 goals in 19 games, the Amherst defense allowed one goal or less 15 times season. Finishing the year with seven goals and two assists, McCarrick wrapped up her career with 37 points on 13 goals and 11 assists.

Tallying 17 points in 2011 with five goals and nine assists, Philie earned a spot on the all-region second team. Starting 34 of her 35 appearances since arriving in the Pioneer Valley last season, the East Sandwich, Mass. native has been a staple in the Jeffs' efforts on defense and in the midfield. The l0ne sophomore to receive All-NESCAC accolades this year, Philie has amassed 11 goals and 11 assists during her first two seasons.