CHANDLER, Ariz. -- Emily Lowell of the Castleton University field hockey team has been named to the Longstreth/National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division III New England East All-Region First Team, as released by the entity on Wednesday afternoon. She was one of just 99 athletes honored with a first team selection in six regions across the country.
Lowell had a career year after turning in an impressive junior campaign. In 2016, the Brandon, Vermont native notched 12 goals and 28 total points to tie for fourth in the conference in both categories. One-upping herself and backing up her North Atlantic Conference recognition from last year, Lowell led with a team- and conference-high 17 goals and 38 total points in 2017. She recorded a couple of hat tricks, scoring three goals each in wins over Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Wells College.
While in conference play, the Spartan forward notched a goal in four of the team's five NAC contests, while also recording a perfect clip in penalty strokes (2-for-2). During the Spartans 3-1 win against Colby-Sawyer, the senior forward scored the game-tying goal off a penalty stroke in the 52nd minute to propel the Spartans offense. In non-league action, she racked up 12 scores and assisted on three others to help set the offensive pace for Castleton.
Wrapping up her impressive 2017 slate, Lowell garnered NAC Player of the Year honors and a place on the conference's first team. Following the recognition, the senior continued to lead the team, scoring late to pull the squad within one in the team's conference championship semifinal loss to the University of Maine Farmington.
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