SOUTH HADLEY, Mass. (Nov. 15, 2012) – The National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) has announced their 2012 Longstreth/NFHCA All-Region honorees and Mount Holyoke College student-athlete Kirsten Kilburn was among those selected. Kilburn was named to the New England East Region Second Team for her efforts this season.
A sophomore midfielder from North Branford, Conn., Kilburn started all 17 games for the Lyons, leading the team in assists (7), points (35), shots (96) and shots on goal (64). In addition to two game-winning goals, she also recorded a defensive save. Among the highlights to her season was a four goal, one assist performance in a 9-1 conference victory over Smith.
The former North Branford High School standout, who was an All-Conference First Team selection in the NEWMAC in 2012, has quickly become one of the best players in program history. Through 38 games, Kilburn has tallied 30 goals with 16 assists for 76 points. In addition to 221 shots, including 128 on goal, she has four game-winning tallies and seven defensive saves.
Among the all-time leaders dating back to 2004, Kilburn is the program leader in shots (5.82) and shots on goal (3.37) per game, while also ranking third all-time in points, goals, shots attempted and shots on goal. She is also fourth in game-winning goals and defensive saves.
Mount Holyoke (7-10, 2-6 NEWMAC) appeared in its 11th straight NEWMAC Quarterfinal last week, falling at Wellesley to conclude its 2012 slate.