Field Hockey Earns Multiple All-Conference Accolades
BERKELEY – The California field hockey team had five student-athletes earn America East All-Conference awards as announced by the conference office on Wednesday morning. The Golden Bears had two athletes earn all-conference honors.
Since 1980 Cal has had at least two athletes earn all-conference honors. That streak continues with Kiki de Bruijne and Jane Onners earning America East First and Second Team honors.
For de Bruijne this is her third year earning first-team accolades. The junior from the Netherlands finished the season with a career-high four goals which were second on the team. The four goals all came in America East play which tied de Bruijne for seventh in the conference.
This is the first all-conference award for Onners, who finished sixth in the nation in defensive saves with five. The defender from San Diego, Calif., also finished the year with five points on one goal and three assists. Her 27 shots were second on the team, 11 of those shots came on goal which was a career-best.
Junior Caoimhe Byrne was named to the America East All-Rookie Team. The native of Dublin, Ireland had a big impact on the Golden Bears' backline. Byrne played in all 15 games, making 13 starts. She finished the year with four points on two goals, scored at Maine and against New Hampshire.
Cato Knipping, Sara Stone, and de Bruijne were all named to the AE All-Academic Team. This is the second-consecutive year that Knipping has been named to the all-academic team, the senior is a double major in Cognitive Science & Economics and boasts a 3.96 cumulative GPA. It is the first such honor for Stone and de Bruijne. Stone will earn her degree in social welfare and has a perfect 4.0 GPA, while de Bruijne is majoring in human biology and has a 3.83 cumulative GPA.
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