Date Posted:11/18/2002,  8:00AM

Field Hockey Regional All-American Honors

BRUNSWICK, Maine - The National Field Hockey Coaches Association announced their regional All-American honors on Monday and Bowdoin College was honored with five members. Senior Leah McClure (Rothesay, N.B.) was joined by juniors Amanda Burrage (Brookline, Mass.) and goalie Gillian McDonald (Hudson, Que.) on the first team. Senior Sarah Laverty (Concord, Mass.) and sophomore Marissa O'Neil (Manchester, N.H.) took second team All-Region Honors. All five were honored as All-NESCAC choices earlier last week.

McClure earned regional All-American honors after leading the NESCAC in scoring with 12 goals this year. McClure leaves Bowdoin as the sixth-leading scorer in school history with 69 career goals and 29 career goals. Burrage, a midfielder, took first-team honors after dealing out 10 assists on the season, one shy of the school mark for single-season assists. Goalkeeper McDonald, a junior, owns numerous goaltending marks at the school, including most career wins (35), most career shutouts (24), and best career goals-against-average (0.62). She has been a first-team All-NESCAC selection all three years and this season had an .870 save percentage and 10 shutouts.

Defensively, senior co-captain Sarah Laverty (Concord, Mass.) started nearly every game of her college career, participating on two NCAA teams and joined sophomore Marissa O'Neil (Manchester, N.H.) as a second-team selection. One of the top emerging players in the NESCAC, O'Neil collected 11 goals and three assists on the season.