Barno, Marabella Lead Field Hockey All-Conference Selections
WASHINGTON, Pa.. – Four members of the Washington & Jefferson College field hockey team earned All-Empire 8 Conference honors Thursday led by seniors Erin Barno (Camp Hill, Pa./Cedar Cliff) and Jennifer Marabella (Sinking Spring, Pa./Holy Name), who were selected to the first team.
Marabella gained all-conference laurels for the fourth consecutive year and was a first-team pick for the third time, while Barno was an All-Empire 8 honoree for the third time during her career and earned first-team status for the second-straight season.
Junior Tori Patrick (State College, Pa./State College) represented the Presidents on the All-Empire 8 Second Team, while senior Meaghan Thornlow (Hudson, Ohio/Hudson) was an honorable-mention selection. Senior Elizabeth Herb (Pittsburgh, Pa./North Allegheny) was recognized as Empire 8 Sportswoman of the Year.
Barno concluded her career tied for the school record with 21 assists and ranked third in both total points (83) and goals (31). She appeared in 71 matches during her career and is a candidate for CoSIDA At-Large Academic All-American.
Marabella set five W&J scoring records during her career, including owning the all-time points (128) and goal scoring (59) marks. She became the first Presidents’ field hockey player to be selected as an NCAA Division III All-American in 2010 and was named Empire 8 Conference Player of the Year during the same season.
Patrick aided the Presidents’ offense with five goals and six assists this fall, while helping the defense post five shutouts. She was especially effective on penalty corners, as all five of her goals came off set plays. Patrick will enter her senior season ranked 10th all-time in scoring at W&J with 42 points.
Thornlow finished her career second in Presidents’ history with six defensive saves. She played in 66 matches and helped the W&J defense post 20 shutouts during the last four seasons. She was the 2011 Empire 8 Tournament Most Valuable Player.
Herb distinguished herself as consistently exhibiting the critical traits as an outstanding sportswoman. The Empire 8 Conference emphasizes that “Competing with Honor and Integrity” is an essential component of a student-athlete’s experience in conjunction with an institution’s educational mission. These honorees have distinguished themselves and consistently exhibit the critical traits as outstanding sportswomen. On the field, Herb totaled eight points (2g, 4a) during 69 career matches.
W&J finished its season with an 11-8 (4-3 Empire 8) record under sixth-year Head Coach Jomara Coghlan.