Five Bobcats Earn All-MAC Field Hockey Honors

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Avery Jennings

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Updated Thu, Nov 1, 2012 4:07 pm
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Ohio Field Hockey had five players recognized by the Mid-American Conerence as All-MAC athletes this season. Seniors Taylor Brown and Cathryn Altdoerffer were named to the First Team while seniors Marissa Higgins and Laura Mastro and junior Jessica Jue were named to the Second Team.

Brown led Ohio and was second in the MAC in scoring this season with 30 points on 11 goals and eight assists. The senior is just the third First Team All-MAC selection in Ohio history. Brown leads the MAC with four game-winning goals this season. She is currently third in Ohio history with 42 career goals and fourth with 99 points. Brown is a two-time NFHCA All-West Region honoree.

Altdoerffer was named All-MAC for the third consecutive season, making the first team for the second consecutive year. She scored two goals and assisted on five goals this season for the Bobcats. Eight of her nine points this season came in conference games for Ohio, including a two-goal, two-assist effort in a 7-0 win over Ball State. Altdoerffer was also selected to participate in this season's NFHCA senior game as the only representative from the MAC.

Jue is a two-time All-MAC selection; she earned First Team honors last season, breaking the Ohio single-season assist record with 18 assists. The junior assisted on seven goals for Ohio this season, good for third in the MAC. Jue scored the game-winning goal in Ohio's 3-2 double-overitme win at No. 15 Wake Forrest.

Mastro's six assits placed her fifth in the MAC this season. Five of those six assits came in conference play for Ohio, the most of any MAC field hockey athlete in conference play. The senior currently sits third all-time in Ohio history with 25 assists. Mastro is a three-time NFHCA Scholar Athlete.

Higgins anchored the back end for Ohio, playing in every game each of the past two seasons. She was recognized as a member of the NFHCA National Academic squad as a freshman.

Goalkeeper Brittany Walker was not included in the All-MAC First or Second Team. The sophomore goalkeeper won a league-high three Defensive Player of the Week awards and posted the lowest goals against average (1.85) in the MAC this season.

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