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Five Tigers Earn Field Hockey All-Region Honors

November 18, 2011

103135November 18, 2011, Greencastle, Ind. — Five DePauw student-athletes have earned all-region honors by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association including three on the first team.

Earning spots on the Longstreth/National Field Hockey Coaches Association All-Great Lakes Region First Team were junior forward Margaret Ellis (St. Louis, Mo./Whitfield), sophomore defender Chelsea Cutler (Victoria, B.C./Mt. Douglas Secondary) and freshman midfielder Paige Henry (Louisville, Ky./Kentucky Country Day). Ellis and Cutler were first team selections in 2010 as well.

Ellis (pictured) earlier was named the North Coast Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Year after leading the team and the conference with 24 goals and 57 total points. She also led the Tigers and shared the conference lead with nine assists and ranked 10th in NCAA Division III in goals per game and 12th in points per game. She led the Tigers with seven game-winning goals. Ellis was also the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Year as a sophomore.

The NCAC Newcomer of the Year, Henry scored eight goals and assisted on three others for 19 total points. She also was a first team all-NCAC selection.

Cutler, a first team all-NCAC player, spearheaded a defense which allowed just 17 goals and totaled 11 shutouts. DePauw ranked fourth in NCAA Division III in shutouts per game and ninth in goals against average. Cutler also scored one goal and assisted on three.

Junior forward Bridgette Shamleffer (St. Louis, Mo./St. Joseph's Academy) and sophomore defender Taylor Helms (Oklahoma City, Okla./Casady School) were named to the all-region second team and were all-NCAC Second Team choices as well. Helms earned second team all-region honors in 2010 as well.

 

DePauw posted a 16-3 record this season and were the NCAC regular season co-champions.

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