Springfield, Mass. - November 7, 2017 - Springfield College's Maggie Kennedy (Clay, N.Y.) and Amanda Nusbaum (Conway, N.H.) were recognized for their impressive seasons, as they each were named New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) First Team All-Conference, as announced by the league office on Tuesday.
Kennedy, a senior Physical Education major at Springfield College, posted 26 goals and eight assists for 60 points in 2017, the most by a member of the Pride since head coach Melissa (Rogers) Sharpe registered 62 points in 2001. A three time All-Conference selection, Kennedy was named First-Team All-Conference, as she notched 13 goals in her last seven games. Kennedy also hit a milestone earlier in the season when she became the fifth-student-athlete since 1980 to earn her 100th-career point.
In her third season with the maroon and white, Nusbaum notched seven goals and eight assists to put her third on the team with 22 points. Nusbaum helped jumpstart a lot of the Pride's offense this season with eight assists, which ties her with Kennedy for the team lead. Additionally, her leadership as a junior captain of the team helped the Pride to a 5-0 start, as Springfield College also earned 13 wins on the year, the most the program has seen since 2008.
In her second season with the Pride, sophomore Gabby Guerard (Derry, N.H.) was recognized to the NEWMAC All-Sportsmanship Team. The award is intended to recognize one student-athlete from each team, in every sport that best demonstrates the ideals of the NEWMAC and its Code of Conduct, regardless of his/her overall performance or statistics for the season.