Cantore and McCauley First-Team Picks
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The honors have continued to roll in for the Yale field hockey team after one of the most successful seasons in school history. On Thursday, three Bulldogs earned All-Mideast Region honors from the National Field Hockey Coaches Association. Senior midfielder Katie Cantore (Hershey, Pa.) and senior forward Ashley McCauley (Rye, N.Y.) were first-team selections. Sophomore midfielder Dinah Landshut (Hamburg, Germany) was a second-team selection.
This represents the most All-Region selections Yale has had during the five-year tenure of head coach Pam Stuper; the Bulldogs had one pick in each of her first four years. It comes after a memorable season. The Bulldogs set the school record for Ivy League wins, earned votes in the national poll for five straight weeks, and finished tied for the third-most overall wins in a season in school history (12). Yale ended the season on a six-game winning streak. The Bulldogs had seven players earn All-Ivy League recognition last week.
This is the second All-Region honor for McCauley, who was named second team All-Region last year. She set the Yale career points record in the season's final game. She finished with 100, breaking the mark of 98 established by Emily Montgomery '78 32 years ago. McCauley's 43 career goals are second only to Montgomery (46) on Yale's all-time list.
McCauley also earned first team All-Ivy League this year, the second season in a row she has received that honor. She was a second team pick in 2007.
McCauley, who is fourth in the league in goals (14) and fifth in points (33), was a two-time Ivy League Player of the Week selection this year and also earned one womensfieldhockey.com National Honor Roll selection. Her 14 goals included a pair of hat tricks, one against Sacred Heart in a 7-0 win to open the season and one in a 4-3 win over Harvard. She also had five points (two goals and an assist) in the 5-2 win over Dartmouth.
The 2007 Ivy League leader in goals with 15, McCauley now has three of the top seven highest single-season point totals in Yale history and three of the top eight highest single-season goal totals in Yale history. In 2007 she was second in the NCAA in goals per game (15 in 17 games, 0.88) and sixth in the NCAA in points per game (35 in 17 games, 2.06).
McCauley's scoring spree is all the more remarkable given that she only had one point as a freshman. She has averaged 33 points a season since then.
Also a standout in the classroom, McCauley was a 2008-09 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District selection and is a three-time NFHCA National Academic Squad selection. She is a graduate of Rye High School.
This is the first All-Region honor for Cantore, who also earned first team All-Ivy League honors for the first time this year. She was second team All-Ivy last year and honorable mention All-Ivy in 2007.
Cantore leads the Ivy League and is fourth in the country with 16 assists in 17 games. That is a school record, two more than the previous mark. She was one of Yale's most consistent players, with at least one assist in 12 of 16 games. She had a season-high three points in the 2-1 win at Quinnipiac, scoring a goal and getting an assist to break the school single-season record.
Cantore finished her career second on Yale's all-time assist list with 29, including 26 in the past two years. She is also 16th on Yale's all-time points list with 41. She did not miss a game in her career, and she started the last 66 in a row. Like McCauley, she is a three-time NFHCA National Academic Squad Selection. Cantore is a graduate of Hershey High School.
This is also the first All-Region honor for Landshut, who was a second team All-Ivy League pick. She has started all 34 games of her career and has been a major factor in generating attack for the Bulldogs. She finished second on the team in assists this year with eight, and was also fourth on the team in points with 16. She had five points, including the game-winning goal, in the season-ending 6-2 win over Brown that gave Yale the school record for league wins. She earned Ivy League Player of the Week honors for that performance. With 33 career points, 13 career assists and 10 career goals she is on pace to crack Yale's all-time top 10 in each of those categories.
Landshut attended Rudolf Steiner Schule prior to Yale.
Report by Sam Rubin '95 (email@example.com), Yale Sports Publicity