Nov. 13, 2007
ASTON, Pa. - Chelsea Ward (Willingboro, NJ /Rancocas Valley), Lauren Hood (Norristown, Pa. /Kennedy-Kenrick), Kaitlin Murphy (Elkton, Md. /Rising Sun) and Lindsey Graham (Middletown, De. /Caravel Academy), each have earned 2007 Field Hockey All-Conference honors, announced earlier this month by the by the Pennsylvania Athletic Conference office.
Ward was named a first-team honoree while Hood and Murphy were named second-team honorees, in voting conducted by the league's head coaches. Lindsey Graham was selected by Head Coach Sarah Madrak as the team's honoree on the All-PAC Sportsmanship squad.
Ward, who landed a spot on the first team for the first time in her career, was a 2006 All-PAC Sportsmanship honoree and a 2005 All-PAC Honorable Mention selection. She finished her senior campaign ranked first in the conference in save percentage, fourth in shutouts and sixth in saves per game. Ward also holds the Knights' record for most shutouts in program history and is second all-time in saves. She totaled 1024:11 minutes in net this season and 2991:38 in her career. She will graduate in May with a degree in Psychology and minors in Spanish and philosophy.
Lauren Hood earned second-team honors in 2007 after leading the Knights in scoring with 12 goals and 2 assists. She finished the season tied for eighth in the league in goals and ninth in points. The sophomore forward is also tied for fifth in the conference in shots this season.
Kaitlin Murphy, a sophomore, earned her first All-Conference honor after leading the team in defensive saves this season. She ranks third in the PAC in defensive saves and was a constant force for the Knights on the defensive side of the ball.
Lindsey Graham received the Knights nod for the PAC's All-Conference Sportsmanship honor. This award is presented to one individual on each PAC team who has made the most significant contributions to the well-being of the team in terms of attitude, improvement and leadership. Graham appeared in twelve games for the Knights as a sophomore and earned a .500 shot on goal percentage.
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