Chandler, Ariz. - November 28, 2016 - Springfield College's Taylor Conley (Yarmouth Port, Mass.) and Maggie Kennedy (Clay, N.Y.) were recognized for their impressive seasons, as the duo earned National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) All-Region honors, announced on Monday.
Conley, a Physical Therapy major and freshman forward at Springfield College, was one of just eight freshman in all of Division III that earned All-Region honors, as Kennedy, a Physical Education major and junior forward, earned NFHCA All-Region honors for the second consecutive 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. Additionally, Conley earned New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Rookie of the Year honors after an impressive first year with the Pride. Conley became 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.
Kennedy posted 13 goals and seven assists for 33 points in 2016. A repeat All-Region and All-Conference selection, Kennedy was also named Second-Team All-Conference earlier this year, 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.