Seven Lady Monarchs Named To All-Region Team
By ODU Athletics
Nov. 18, 2002
NORFOLK, VA -- Seven members of the CAA Championship and "Final Four" bound field hockey team were named All-South Region Team members it was announced on Monday.
Juniors Melissa Leonetti (Erdenheim, PA) and Angie Loy (Loyville, PA) and senior Tiffany Snow (Escondido, CA) were named First Team All-South, while sophomore Lotte Bant (Amsterdam, Netherlands) and seniors Tara Herrmann (Perkasie, PA), Becky Loy (Loysville, PA), and Katie Moyer (Va. Beach, VA) were Second Team picks.
Senior midfielder Tiffany Snow, the 2002 CAA Player of the Year and CAA Tournament MVP, has recorded a team-high 29 goals thus far this season and has consistently been ranked in the top five in the country in goals and points. She is second on the team in points (73) and third in assists (15). Snow led the squad in scoring on five occasions, including a three goals effort in an NCAA first round victory over Richmond this weekend. This is Snow's second First Team All-South Region honor, also receiving the award in 2001.
Junior back Melissa Leonetti has been instrumental on the defensive end of the field, helping the Lady Monarchs to eight shutouts this season. Among those eight shutouts included then ranked #1 Maryland and #18 Virginia, and four CAA opponents. She ranks second on the team in assists (19) as a main member of the penalty corner unit. Earlier this month she was named First Team All-CAA after receiving Second Team honors last year and was also a member of the CAA All-Tournament Team.
Junior forward Angie Loy moves up to the First Team All-Region after earning Second Team honors last season. Loy leads the team and the country in assists (25) and ranks second in the nation in points (75). Loy went on a tear this weekend leading Old Dominion to a 4-1 victory over Maryland scoring the squad's first three goals of the game. Loy has led the Lady Monarchs in scoring on four occasions and leads the team with six game-winning goals.
Second Team honoree senior midfielder Tara Herrmann over came a knee injury to still rank among the top scorers on the team. Herrmann has posted 18 goals and one assists for a total of 37 points. Playing in just 19 of the team's 24 games this season, she ranks fourth on the Lady Monarchs squad in points. Herrmann was also named Second Team All-CAA this season.
Sophomore midfielder Lotte Bant, a 2001 CAA Rookie of the Year and 2002 Second Team All-CAA selection, enjoyed a highly successful second season with 18 goals, six assists, and 42 points. She was named CAA Player of the Week on Sept. 16th scoring three unanswered goals against then #15 Duke and serving as one of seven Lady Monarch goal scorers in a 8-1 win over New Hamphsire.
Senior midfielder Becky Loy overcame a stress fracture in her leg which sidelined her last year to have a stellar 2002 season. Loy has recorded nine goals and four assists and has also been an asset to the defensive side of the field. She tallied the game winner over then #14 Princeton in a 3-2 victory, avenging last year's loss to the Tigers in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament.
Senior Katie Moyer has been a vital cog of the Old Dominion defense. One of the most vocal members of the team, Moyer has led the team to eight shutouts (Towson, New Hampshire, William and Mary, VCU, #18 Virginia, Hofstra, #1 Maryland). She is also a primary member on the penalty corner unit which has taken nearly 300 corners this season. Moyer has also recorded a defensive save against then #15 Princeton, scored the game-winner, also her first collegiate goal, against New Hampshire, and recorded her first collegiate assist against then #8 Michigan State.
The seven members of the All-Region team, along with the rest of the Old Dominion field hockey team, travel to Louisville, Kentucky this week for the NCAA Final Four. Old Dominion will face #6 Penn State in the semifinals on Friday at 5:00 p.m.