Field Hockey Completes 2011 Spring Season With Annual Alumni Day
Golden Flashes have sights set on a fourth straight MAC title this fall
KENT, Ohio — The Kent State field hockey team officially closed out its 2011 spring season by hosting the annual Alumni Day event this past Saturday (April 30). The event was a culmination of a five week stretch in which the Golden Flashes played six games in the Longstreth Spring League.
"Our alumni game is always a lot of fun because it gives the current players the opportunity it interact with our former players who worked so hard to make this program special," said Head Coach Kathleen Wiler, who is entering her sixth season this fall. "We had a very productive spring on and off the field and had a number of players show the potential to continue Kent State's strong tradition of success."
The season was capped off by the announcement of the program's annual spring awards. Junior Carla Johl (Hamilton, New Zealand / Waikato) earned the Players Player Award for the second straight year. The Most Improved Award went to junior Amy Wimsatt (Louisville, Ky. / Mercy Academy) while freshman Rebecca Lee (Bathurst, Australia / The Scots School) was named Rookie of the Year.
Having won at least a share of the last three Mid-American Conference regular season titles, the Golden Flashes look to make it four straight this fall when they begin the 2011 season at home against Northwestern on August 26.