Nov. 19, 2012
EVANSTON, Ill. -
Longstreth and the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) have announced the picks for Division I Regional Players of the Year, one of which is Northwestern senior Chelsea Armstrong (Perth, Australia/Penrhos) as West Region Player of the Year.
Voted by a collegiate national coaches poll through NFHCA, Armstrong joins Katie Reinprecht (Princeton University, Mid-Atlantic Region), Laura Hahnefeldt (Syracuse University, Mideast Region), Crystal Poland (Northeastern University, Northeast Region) and Paige Selenski (University of Virginia, South Region) in accepting the honor.
The award adds to Armstrong's already impressive collection that caps off her senior year and four years as a Wildcat. As a senior, she helped lead Northwestern to a 16-4 season and a second-place finish in the Big Ten (4-2 in conference play). She was named Big Ten Offensive Player of the week four times in 2012 as well as a 2012 First-Team All-Big Ten selection for the fourth consecutive season. She paced the nation with 29 goals and 65 points during the regular season, establishing Northwestern single-season records in the process.
Armstrong led the Big Ten in points all four years of her career and topped the league in goals each of her final three seasons after ranking second as a freshman. A four-time first-team All-Big Ten recipient, she concluded her collegiate career with 100 goals and 238 points. She became only the ninth NCAA field hockey player in history to garner 100 collegiate career goals.
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