Springfield, Mass. - December 5, 2017 - Senior forward Maggie Kennedy (Clay, N.Y.) and junior midfielder Amanda Nusbaum (Conway, N.H.) of the Springfield College field hockey team were recognized for their impressive years as the duo earned All-Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) First Team honors at seasons end.
Kennedy and Nusbaum were two of 11 student-athletes in Division III to earn All-ECAC First Team honors, as they were also the only two student-athletes from the New England region recognized.
Kennedy was an offensive force for the Pride this past season, as she put together one of the most impressive statistical seasons in Springfield College's program history. The 5-foot-7 forward registered 60 points on 26 goals and eight assists, as her 26 goals ranked No. 8 in all of Division III field hockey and was the top mark in the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference. Kennedy, who also was named NEWMAC First Team All-Conference fell just two goals shy of the Springfield College program record for goals in a single season (28) and just two points shy of the record for points in a single season (62).
Nusbaum, who was also a NEWMAC First Team All-Conference honoree at season's end, was a force in the midfield for the Pride during the 2017 season. The 5-foot-4 midfielder finished the year with a career-high 22 points on seven goals and eight assists, as she also started all 21 of the Pride's contests in 2017. Nusbaum, elected as a junior captain prior to the season, helped Springfield College to an overall record of 13-8, as the Pride's 13 wins marked the most in a single season since 2008 when the maroon and white totaled 16 victories.