Danes grab field hockey honors
University at Albany field hockey player Daphne Voormolen was named America East Conference Offensive Player of the Year, and Paula Heuser earned both Midfielder and Rookie of the Year honors, becoming the first rookie to take home multiple major awards.
Voormolen is a repeat Offensive Player of the Year after sharing the award a year ago and is the first repeat winner in the 13-year history of the award. The senior forward, who was the MOP of last year’s America East Championship, ranks second in the league in points (39) and points per game (2.05), third in goals (15) and tied for third in goals per game (0.79) and assists (9) and tied for fourth in assists per game (0.47).
Heuser is America East’s first player to claim both Rookie of the Year and another major award in the same season. Also the conference’s Midfielder of the Year, Heuser, leads America East in points (42), points per game (2.21), assists (10) and is tied for the league lead in goals (16). Heuser, a freshman, is 10th nationally in points per game and tied for 12th in goals per contest. Seventeen of her points and seven of her goals came in five league games. Heuser is a six-time America East Rookie of the Week, the most honors by any player since 1998.
Voormolen and Heuser are joined as first-team all-conference selections by UAlbany’s Corrine McConville.