October 31, 2013

Bozek, Pohlmeyer Selected To NFHCA Senior Game

CHANDLER, Ariz.Megan Bozek (Cortlandt Manor, N.Y.) and Casey Pohlmeyer (Millersville, Md.) of the 20th-ranked University of New Hampshire field hockey team have been selected to compete at the 2013 Front Rush/NFHCA Division I Senior Game, which will be held Nov. 23 at the Virginia Beach Sportsplex. Game time is 2:15 p.m.

Bozek, a back, leads the Wildcats in defensive saves (three) as the leader of the defensive unit who also plays on both the offensive and defensive penalty corners. She ranks third in both goals (six) and points (15) as well as shots (37), and is tied for fourth in assists (three). In four America East conference games, Bozek has tallied three points (1g, 1a). Overall, she has tallied a point in 9 of 18 games
Bozek recorded her 50th career point during the 2013 season with goal in the 3-1 win at University of the Pacific on Sept. 8. She currently has 27 goals and eight assists for 62 points in 80 career games (all starts). Her awards include NFHCA All-Academic Squad, All-America Third Team, America East Defensive Player of the Year and All-Conference First Team.

Pohlmeyer patrols the midfield and is also a key component of both penalty corner units. She leads UNH in assists (nine) and is tied with Bozek for third in points (15); she also ranks second in shots (45). Pohlmeyer is second in the America East conference in assists per game. In four conference games, she has tallied four points (1g, 2a). Overall, Pohlmeyer has recorded a point in 9 of 17 games and has tied her personal best of two assists twice (Sept. 21 vs. Central Michigan; Sept. 29 vs. Harvard). 

Pohlmeyer recorded her 50th career point with a goal during her three-point effort Oct. 20 vs. Bucknell University. She currently has 16 goals and 21 assists for 53 points in 80 career games (all starts). With those 21 assists, she is tied for No. 9 on UNH's all-time leaderboard. Her accolades include America East Academic Honor Roll and All-Conference First Team.

This marks the fifth consecutive year the Wildcats will be represented in the NFHCA Senior Game. Dating back to 2009, senior forward and current Wildcats' assistant coach Meg Shea was named to the squad. In 2010, it was midfielder Kara Connolly representing UNH in College Park, Md. In 2011, the game was held again at the University of Maryland, where UNH sent a pair of seniors – forward Whitney Frates and back Kyle Lyons. Last year, midfielder Emma Erler competed in the game at Old Dominion University.

New Hampshire (11-6 overall, 4-0 America East) returns to action Nov. 1 against Fairfield University. UNH's Senior Day game vs. the Stags begins at 4 p.m.
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