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Field Hockey News & Highlights

November 15, 2012

Three Honored by NFHCA


Jess Jaindl, Kelby Bolton, and Brittany Moyer recorded either the goal or an assist on 74 of Eastern's 89 goals this season. The three combined for 51 goals and 45 assists. Kelby Bolton also generated a trio of own goals during the year.

CHANDLER, Az.- The National Field Hockey Coaches Association of America released its Division III All-Region lists this morning. Three Eastern University Players earned spots on the South-Atlantic Region Team. Brittany Moyer and Kelby Bolton were named to the First Team, and Jess Jaindl was named to the Second Team.

It is the third appearance on an All-Region Team for Moyer. The senior forward caught fire in the month of of October. After scoring the only goal in a 1-0 win over Messiah, Moyer scored 13 times and recorded a Nintendo-like 20 assists over the next ten games. Before falling in the Round of 16, the Eagles had won 10-of-11 contests including two Freedom Conference Tournament matches and a 2-1 overtime win over No. 5 Franklin and Marshall in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

Moyer's 29 assists leads the nation. No other player in the nation reached 20. Her 63 points is a new Eastern University single-season record. Her 29 assists breaks the old mark of 16 which was set in 2006.

In order to accumulate the assist numbers she did, Moyer needed to have able finishers at the other end. Bolton and Jaindl proved to be that. Jaindl, who had a goal and an assist in the overtime win over F & M, finished the year with 21 goals. The junior forward has tremendous presence in front of the cage, and when the offense is working, she is able to get redirect opportunities from in close. 

Jaindl had just four goals through the first eleven games before finishing the year on a tear. She scored twice in the Freedom Conference Championship match.

As impressive as Moyer and Jaindl are at the offensive end, Kelby Bolton might be the most complete field hockey player Eastern has seen in a long time. The senior midfielder is a true two-way player. She finished behind Moyer and Jaindl in scoring with 13 goals and nine assists, but she carried tremendous responsibility in both transition and on defense. Bolton brings a strength and physicality to the game that sets her play apart on the Division III level. She and Moyer were selected to play in the DIII Senior Game this weekend.

She finishes her career with 29 goals and 21 assists. Included in those goals are some of the biggest tallies in program history. In her rookie year, Bolton scored in overtime to send the Eagles to the Round of Sixteen with a 1-0 win at Stevens. In her sophomore season, she recorded the game-winner in a 1-0 win over then No. 2 Messiah College. This year she tallied the game-winner in the Freedom Conference Championship Match.

As impressive as the three players are as individuals, what is more impressive is their chemistry and combined accomplishments. With the exception of the one year that Jaindl was still in high school, the three have played together since 2006.  First, the three played together at Christopher Dock High School and then at Eastern. With Jaindl and Megan Bolton remaining at Eastern, the 'Dock Dynasty' will continue, but the graduation of Moyer and the older Bolton certainly ends an era.

Moyer is the third sister to earn All-Region honors. Since Stephanie started at Eastern in 2004, there has been at least one Moyer in the starting line-up in each year. Stephanie was a standout defender and Lindsay earned All-American honors as a midfielder.

Eastern finished the year ranked No. 15 in the NFHCA Division III Poll.  

Complete All Region Lists


Updated: Wednesday, 22 January 2014


Camrin Azzarano

Camrin Azzarano

Coach Azzarano has led Eastern Field Hockey to five straight Freedom Conference Championships.

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