Field Hockey News & Highlights
November 01, 2012
Six Eagles Named To All-Freedom Lists
Bolton and her older sister Kelby both received First Team recognition along with Brittany Moyer and Hannah Bartholomew. Jess Jaindl was the only Eagle on the Second Team, and senior midfielder Shannon Graybill earned Honorable Mention.
Bartholomew earned second team honors as a freshman in 2011. The Medford N.J. native took on a greater role in the Eastern defense in 2012. With great footwork and uncanny timing on her tackles, Bartholomew anchored a defense that earned shutout wins over Messiah, Alvernia, and Lebanon Valley.
Moyer picks up her third straight First Team Honor. The senior forward from Telford, Pa. is second in the Conference in overall points, and she leads the nation in assists per game (1.24). Moyer scored seven times and recorded 13 assists in Freedom Conference action. A two-time All-Region selection, Moyer is the third Moyer sister to play in the Eastern program.
Kelby Bolton also earns her third All-Conference recognition. The senior midfielder earned second team recognition as a sophomore and was a first team honoree last year. Bolton, a true two-way player, can dominate a game as a defender or as an attacker. She scored over a goal per game in Freedom Conference play, and was vitally important in holding the Eastern midfield together through a schedule that included seven teams in the NFHCA Top 20.
Despite playing in the back for the No. 18 Eagles, Megan Bolton led all Freedom Conference Rookies with eight goals. Bolton's emergence as a force on the circle has helped the Eagles to become a dominant team on penalty corners. She recorded at least one point in each of Eastern's final six matches. Her work at the other end of the field has helped the Eastern defense to earn six shutouts on the year. Bolton is Eastern's second Rookie of the Year since the team joined in the Freedom Conference.
Jess Jaindl makes her third appearance on the all-league list. The junior forward earned Rookie of the Year honors in 2009 and and was a second team selection in 2010. Her 13 goals against league opponents was two more than the 11 scored by Conference Player of the Year Amanda DeChent. Jaindl has 95 career points and 44 career goals. She is tied for tenth in career goals.
Senior midfielder Shannon Graybill earned Honorable Mention recognition for her work in the Eastern midfield. Graybill was the only one of Eastern's three seniors to start in each of her four years. Her ability to distribute the ball and help the Eagles in transition has helped Eastern win 32 of 34 games against League opponents in her four-year career.
The Eagles open Freedom Conference Tournament action tomorrow with a home test against FDU-Florham.
Updated: Thursday, 01 November 2012