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Three Juniata field hockey players honored by Womensfieldhockey.com

(Posted December 6, 2007)

HUNTINGDON, Pa. - Two members of the Landmark Conference champion Juniata College field hockey team have been honored as All-Americans by the field hockey website Womensfieldhockey.com, while a third player was selected to their All-Rookie squad. Senior Kim Wagner (Middletown, Pa./Middletown) was a Second Team All-America selection on the Womensfieldhockey.com squad, while senior Heather Hassinger (Middleburg, Pa./Middleburg) was a Third Team All-America honoree. Wagner finished the season with 25 goals and 11 assists for 61 points. She led the Landmark Conference in every offensive statistical category, and ended the regular season ranked fourth among Division III leaders in points per game (2.76), sixth in goals per game (1.14). She was the Landmark Conference's 2007 Offensive Player of the Year, the second time in her career Wagner has earned conference player of the year honors, and was a First Team All-Landmark selection. Wagner closed out a career that saw her rewrite the Juniata record books. She leaves as the program's career leader in points (184) and goals (81). Her 25 goals ranks second among single season efforts, trailing only the 31 goals she scored in 2006; she holds three of the top four single season performances in goals scored, and three of the top five single season efforts in total points. The All-American accolade is the second this season for Wagner, who earned Third Team All-America honors from the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA). The honors make Wagner a two-time All-American; she was named to both the NFHCA and Womensfieldhockey.com squads in 2006 as well. Hassinger had five goals and seven assists this season, on her way to earning Landmark Conference Co-Defensive Player of the Year honors and a spot on the All-Landmark Conference First team. Freshman Paula Price (Camp Hill, Pa./East Pennsboro) was named to the Womensfieldhockey.com All-Rookie Team, after logging 11 goals and three assists for 25 points in her freshman campaign. She was tied for second on the team in scoring, third in goals, and was fourth in the league in scoring (1.14 points/game) on her way to earning Landmark Conference Rookie of the Year honors. Price, who was also tied for fourth in goals per game (0.50), was a Second Team All-Landmark Conference selection. Juniata finished its season with a 21-3 record, setting a new program record for wins. The Eagles received an at-large berth in the NCAA Division III Field Hockey Championship, the program's third NCAA appearance, defeating Johns Hopkins and defending national champion Ursinus College before bowing out against Lebanon Valley College in the regional final. -30-

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