Field Hockey News & Highlights
November 07, 2013
Four Earn All-Conference Recognition
Bolton (Souderton, Pa./ Christopher Dock) led the conference with seven defensive saves and emerged as a leader on the team despite being a sophomore. “She relied on her instincts and natural leadership abilities,” said Eagles' head coach Camrin Azzarano. Azzarano lauded Bolton's stick skills and said that if take-aways were an official field hockey stat, she thinks Bolton would lead the conference in that as well.
"Megan is one of our best ball-handlers on the field," Azzarano said. "When Megan has the ball, she is a natural in control and composure. Her innate ability to control the ball feeds her defensive abilities. She thinks like an attacker, and can understand how to defend well based on that. Her body positioning and her ability to contain and see the ball helps her win it so smoothly."
Bolton also finished fourth in the conference with 16 goals. Bolton had three game-winning goals, including one in the 66th minute over King’s and also two overtime penalty strokes (against Arcadia and Haverford). Bolton finished the year a perfect 6-for-6 on strokes.
In addition to Bolton’s First-Team selection, the Eagles also landed two players on the Second-Team: seniors Jess Jaindl (Quakertown, Pa./ Christopher Dock) and Sarah Webb (San Diego, Calif./ Patrick Henry). Eastern junior defender Hannah Bartholomew (Medford, N.J./ Shawnee) was recognized with an Honorable Mention. Azzarano commented that these players made significant adjustments to their games and steadily got even better as the year progressed.
Jaindl, a forward, finished her career at Eastern as the second leading scorer all-time with 62 career goals after finishing with 14 goals this season. Jaindl finished fifth in the conference in scoring. Sarah Webb, a senior captain, started all 19 games for the Eagles this season and was a strong presence in the midfield. Webb also added two goals and three assists. Hannah Bartholomew recorded six defensive saves this season, second most in the conference, right behind Bolton.
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Updated: Monday, 18 November 2013