Conley Named NEWMAC Field Hockey Rookie of the Year; Kennedy Earns All-Conference Honors

Conley Named NEWMAC Field Hockey Rookie of the Year; Kennedy Earns All-Conference Honors

Boston, Mass. - November 8, 2016 - Springfield College's Taylor Conley (Yarmouth Port, Mass.) and Maggie Kennedy (Clay, N.Y.) were recognized for their impressive seasons, as they each were named to the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) All-Conference team, as announced by the league office on Monday.

Additionally, Conley, a freshman Physical Therapy major at Springfield College, earned NEWMAC Rookie of the Year honors after an impressive first year with the Pride. Conley becomes the first Springfield College field hockey student-athlete to earn NEWMAC Rookie of the Year honors since Jillian Urtz '09 earn the recognition following the 2005 season.

In her first season with the maroon and white, Conley notched 15 goals and three assists to tie with Kennedy for a team-leading 33 points. Conley's 15 markers is the most from a freshman in Springfield College field hockey Division III program history. 

Kennedy, a junior Physical Therapy major at Springfield College, posted 13 goals and seven assists for 33 points in 2016. A repeat All-Conference selection, Kennedy was named Second-Team All-Conference, as she notched six of her 13 goals in five of her last seven games. Last season, Kennedy became just the second sophomore in program history to earn NFHCA First Team All-Region honors.

In her second season with the Pride, sophomore Amanda Nusbaum (Conway, N.H.) was recognized to the Inaugural NEWMAC All-Sportsmanship Team. New to the conference this year, 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.