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Sofia Fouces, right (Photo by Michael Franco - JSN)

Fouces Named CAA Field Hockey Offensive Player of the Year; Others Receive Honors

After leading the conference in goals (17), points (39) and game-winning goals (7), Monmouth junior Sofia Fouces was named the Coastal Athletic Association (CAA) Field Hockey Offensive Player of the Year.

Fouces was also named to the All-CAA First Team. She ranks fifth in the nation in points (2.44) and goals (1.07) per game. 

She wasn't the only Hawk to receive postseason honors as she is joined by five other student-athletes and one coach. Monmouth won their second consecutive regular season CAA title after going 5-1 in conference play and 11-5 overall.

Head coach Carli Figlio was named the conference’s Coach of the Year after leading the Hawks to a double-digit win season for the eighth straight year. This is the sixth time in her career that Figlio has need named a conference coach of the year. 

Senior defender Reese Bloomstead and junior midfielder Jess Tucker were named to the All-CAA First Team, joining Fouces. Bloomstead is the team captain and started all 16 games, playing a key role on the Hawks defense. Tucker ranked in the top 10 in the conference in goals, assists, and points.

Aylin Aufenacker received Second Team honors. Aufenacker registered three goals this season, giving her 26 for her five-year career, which ranks ninth all-time at Monmouth. 

Freshmen Jessie Eiselin and Anna Moors had strong rookie seasons and were recognized with spots on the CAA All-Rookie Team. Eiselin tied Drexel’s Megan Hadfield for the conference lead in shutouts with five and posted a .778 save percentage which ranked second nationally among all freshmen goalkeepers. Moors started all 16 games for the Hawks and was tied for fourth on the team with three goals.

Gregg Snyder

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