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Ashe Chosen to Synapse Sports Field Hockey National All-Rookie Team

Ashe Chosen to Synapse Sports Field Hockey National All-Rookie Team

Springfield, Mass. - December 7, 2018 -  Kyra Ashe (Longmeadow, Mass.) of the Springfield College field hockey program continues to be recognized for her impressive first season with the Pride and was named to the Synapse Sports Field Hockey National All-Rookie Team, announced earlier this week. 

Ashe, a Sport Management major and standout forward at Springfield College, was one of just 16 student-athletes from across the country to be named to the all-rookie team. This marks the second time in the last three seasons that Springfield has landed a student-athlete on the national all-rookie team, as Taylor Conley was recognized in 2016. 

In addition to earning National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) All-Region honors, Ashe was also selected as the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Rookie of the Year, while also picking up NEWMAC First Team All-Conference honors. 

In her first season with the maroon and white, Ashe scored the second-most goals for a freshman in program history, and ranked second in the Division III field hockey among freshman in both goals per game (1.12) and total goals (19).  Thanks to her efforts, Springfield owned a 4.29 goal-scoring margin, which was the sixth-best in the nation, regardless of division.  Additionally, the Pride averaged 11.50 points per game, which was the fourth-best in Division III.