Four Lady Monarchs Earn All-Region Honors

November 13, 2000
By ODU Athletics
NORFOLK, VA -- The Old Dominion University field hockey team placed four players on the 2000 AstroTurf/NFHCA Division I All-South team, as announced Monday by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association.

Senior Marina DiGiacomo (Mendoza, Argentina), juniors Adrienne Yoder (Coopersburg, Pa.) and Julie Miracle (Audubon, Pa.), and sophomore Marjolijn van der Sommen (Leiden, Netherlands) were all named to the squad. Miracle was named to the second team while the other three earned a spot on the first team.

This marks the second All-Region nod for both Yoder and DiGiacomo while it is the first such honor for Miracle and van der Sommen. The three first team members will all be eligible for All-America consideration. The 2000 AstroTurf/NFHCA All-America squad will be determined on Monday, November 20, following the Final Four.

DiGiacomo is the CAA's four-time Player of the Year and is the all-time leading point scorer in the history of field hockey. Yoder was named this season's CAA Defensive Player of the Year. Van der Sommen found a spot on this year's All-CAA first team while Miracle was a second team member.

Old Dominion is currently 23-1 and the top-ranked team in the nation. The Lady Monarchs won their ninth Colonial Athletic Association championship and are getting ready to play in their 13th Final Four. All NCAA championship games will be held at Foreman Field this weekend. Friday, Old Dominion takes on Wake Forest at 4 pm while North Carolina and Maryland face-off at 6:30 pm. The national championship game will be held Sunday at 2 pm

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