October 21, 2009

SHEA IS SELECTED TO COMPETE IN FIELD HOCKEY SR. ALL-STAR GAME

CHANDLER, Ariz.  – Meg Shea (Melrose, Mass.), a senior forward on the University of New Hampshire field hockey team, has been selected to participate in the National Field Hockey Coaches Association Division I Senior All-Star Game, the NFHCA announced Wednesday.

The 2009 All-Star Game will be held Nov. 21 (5:30 p.m.) at Wake Forest University. This year’s game will consist of four 25-minute sessions and will include competition against the U.S. Women’s National Team.

Shea has tallied a point in all 15 games this season to compile 19 goals and six assists for 44 points. She currently ranks fifth in the nation in both goals per game and points per game and leads the America East conference in five statistics. Shea, who has goal-scoring streaks of seven and five games this year, is also the leader in shots (50) and shooting percentage (.380).

Shea’s season highlights included a three-goal effort at Dartmouth College (Oct.7) that tied her career highs in both goals and points (six). She also had two-goal efforts against Brown University, Providence College, Penn and Maine.

Shea has been named America East Player of the Week by America East each of the past two weeks and three times overall in the ’09 season. She was also named to the Sheraton Catamount Field Hockey Classic in September.

Shea and her UNH teammates return to action Oct. 24 at home against Fairfield University. Game time for the Senior Day game is 1 p.m.

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