Dec. 2, 1997
Five Players Named All-America in Field Hockey
College Park, Md.-- Seniors Christine DeBow (West Chester, Pa.), Lynsey McVicker (Balleymoney, Northern Ireland) and Nadine Bennett (Chegutu, Zimbabwe), junior Jen Pratt (Greene, N.Y.) and freshman Carla Tagliente (Cortland, N.Y.) have been named to the 1997 NCAA Division I All-America field hockey teams. DeBow and McVicker were named to the first team, Bennett and Pratt were named to the second team while Tagliente was named to the third team.
DeBow, a midfielder, was named All-America for the third consecutive year. She was also named first team All-America her sophomore and junior year. DeBow ended her college career with 42 goals, including nine this season.
McVicker, a forward, earned All-America honors for the first time. She led the Terps in total points (59) for the third straight year. She closed out her career at Maryland with 51 goals and 50 assists.
Bennett, also a forward, was named All-America for the first time. She led the Terps with 24 goals this season, which is the third-highest single-season total in school history. Earlier this season, Bennett broke the school record by scoring at least one goal in 11 straight games.
Pratt, a midfielder, earned All-America honors for the second straight year. Last season she was named to the third team. Pratt holds the school record for assists in a season (33) and in a career (53).
Tagliente, a forward, became the first Maryland freshman ever to earn All-America honors. Earlier this season, she was named the Atlantic Coast Conference Rookie-of-the-Year. In her first collegiate season, she scored 19 goals, which is the highest any Maryland player has scored in her first season.