Five Lady Monarchs Earn Academic All-America Honors

December 14, 1999
By ODU Athletics
NORFOLK, VA (December 14) -- The Old Dominion University field hockey team placed five players on the 1999 NFHCA Division I Academic All-American team, as announced Tuesday by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association.

Senior Ashleigh Miller (West Vancouver, Canada), sophomores Laura Steadman (Virginia Beach, Va.), Adrienne Yoder (Coopersburg, Pa.), Becky Loy (Loysville, Pa.), and freshman Marybeth Freeman (Holland, Pa.) were all named to the squad.

This marks the second Academic All-America nod for both Yoder and Steadman, who appeared on last year's club as well. It is the first such honor for Freeman, Miller, and Loy. The three newly-honored Academic All-Americans continue a long line of success for the Lady Monarchs, becoming the 16th, 17th, and 18th field hockey players so honored.

Freeman started all 24 games in goal for the Lady Monarchs while collecting eight shutouts and a .755 save percentage. Yoder, who earned a spot on this year's All-CAA first team, collected five goals and 12 assists for 22 points while Miller netted a goal and 20 assists, also for 22 points. Steadman finished the season with nine goals and two assists totaling 20 points and Loy collected an assist.

Old Dominion finished the season as the sixth-ranked team in the nation with a 17-7 record. The Lady Monarchs won their eighth Colonial Athletic Association championship before falling to eventual national champion Maryland in the regional finals of the NCAA tournament.

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