By Nairem Moran · firstname.lastname@example.org
Fredericksburg, Va. – The St. Mary’s College of Maryland field hockey team picked up two spots on the 2018 All-Capital Athletic Conference Field Hockey Team as announced by Assistant Commissioner Tim Mowrer Friday morning. Sophomore captain Meghan Ronan (Odenton, Md./Arundel) and first-year Gabrielle Corder (Sudlersville, Md./Queen Anne’s County) both earned second-team selections.
Ronan is garnering her first-ever all-conference honor after starting all 16 game for the Seahawks this season. She helped St. Mary’s to a CAC third-best 1.76 team goals against average and two shutouts. The 5-5 defender also contributed offensively with a goal and two assists for four points.
Ronan notched CAC Defensive Player of the Week honors on September 24 after helping the Seahawks to a 1-1 record with a win over Wilson College (Sep. 23). She was part of a St. Mary’s defensive unit, which posted a shutout win, allowed only 14 shots (six on goal), and gave up three goals in two games, including holding Wilson to just one shot on goal. Ronan also scored the team’s first goal in a 3-2 loss to Shenandoah University (Sep. 19).
Corder is also picking up her first all-star award after the 5-4 midfielder made an immediate impact in her rookie campaign. Starting all 16 contests, she led the Seahawks with 11 points and four goals plus a team second-best three assists. Corder tallied a season-best four points on a goal and season-best two assists in a 3-1 road win over Frostburg State University on October 14.
St. Mary’s finished this season with a 7-9 (1-4 CAC) overall record and as the No. 5 seed in the 2018 CAC Tournament.
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