Three Earn All-Centennial Conference Field Hockey Honors

Monday, November 5, 2012

Kayleigh Thies, Kristen Dornenburg, Mariah Alston

Three members of the Muhlenberg field hockey team were selected to the All-Centennial Conference team.

Sophomore forward Kayleigh Thies and senior goalkeeper Kristen Dornenburg were named to the second team, while junior midfielder Mariah Alston received honorable mention. For all three players, it was their first career All-CC nod.

Thies (above left) led the Mules in scoring with 16 points on five goals and six assists. Half of her points came in CC contests. She is Muhlenberg’s leading active scorer with 43 career points and is only the second player in program history to reach double figures in both goals (16) and assists (11) in two seasons.

Dornenburg (above center) had a career-best 1.38 goals-against average, which ranked second in the CC and 28th in Division III through games of last Sunday. She also ranked 32nd in the country with a .798 save percentage. A four-year starter, Dornenburg finished her career with 488 saves, good for second on Muhlenberg’s all-time list and 16th in CC history.

Alston (above right) was a contributor at both ends of the field. On offense, she scored one goal (the first of her career) and tied for second on the team with three assists. On defense, she helped the Mules rank second in the CC in goals-against average (1.36) despite facing a league-high 13.3 penalty corners per game.

Muhlenberg finished the year with a 9-7 record, surpassing its win total from the last two seasons combined, and went 4-6 in the CC, one game out of the last playoff spot. The three all-conference selections were the most for the Mules since 2008.
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