(Carlisle, Pa.) –Dickinson senior Kim Monteferante (Putnam Valley, N.Y./Lakeland) and sophomore Jillian Beemon (Ann Arbor, Mich./Skyline) have been named to the 2017 All-Centennial Conference Field Hockey Team, announced on Tuesday. Junior Kayla Bendinelli (Princeton, N.J./Montgomery) was named to the All-Centennial Conference Sportsmanship Team.
Monteferante makes her third straight appearance on the All-CC squad, earning First-team honors this season and last fall, after being named to the Second-team in 2015. Last season, she became the second player in program history to earn All-America honors and was an All-Region selection for the second time as well.
Monteferante started all 17 games and anchored the Red Devil defense as they allowed just 1.60 goals per game on the year. She again proved to be dangerous on penalty corners, adding a pair of goals and three assists to go with a pair of defensive saves. A three-time member of the Centennial Conference Academic Honor Roll, Monteferante was also named to the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) National Academic Squad last fall. She was recently selected to play in the Victory Sports Tours/NFHCA Senior Game on championship weekend in Louisville.
Beemon also played a key role on the Red Devil defense, earning Second-team All-Conference honors. She moved into a starting role at the end of her rookie season and started all 17 games this fall. She recorded her first collegiate assist in a win over McDaniel College. Beemon helped the Red Devils to six shutouts on the year, to go with their 1.60 goals against average. In addition to solid defensive play, Beemon has the stick skills and ability to carry the ball through the midfield and into the attack as well.
The Red Devils finished the season 10-7 overall, marking the fifth straight season they have posted double-digit wins. They had mark of 5-5 in a very competitive conference race, tying for fifth, but just missing the playoffs by virtue of tie-breakers.
Offensive Player of the Year – Erin Coverdale, Franklin & Marshall, Soph., F
Defensive Player of the Year – Grace Hillman, Johns Hopkins, Jr., D
Rookie of the Year – Kailyn Brandt, Washington College, Fy., F
Coach of the Year – Jane Wells, Johns Hopkins