Codey, Tierney Garner Longstreth/NFHCA First Team All-Region Laurels

Codey, Tierney Garner Longstreth/NFHCA First Team All-Region Laurels

NFHCA Release

GILBERT, Ariz. — Senior duo Kendall Codey and Shannon Tierney of the Amherst College field hockey team have been selected to the 2018 Longstreth / National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division III New England West Region First Team, as recently announced by the organization.

197 student-athletes received First or Second Team All-Region recognition across the nation's six regions: Great Lakes, New England East, New England West, North Atlantic, South Atlantic and South.

Of the 32 honorees comprising the New England West Region, only seven came from non-NESCAC institutions, with 10 forwards, four defenders, one midfielder and one goalkeeper earning First Team laurels and four forwards, five defenders, five midfielder and two goalkeepers landing on the Second Team.

The lone midfielder selected to the First Team, Tierney adds All-Region recognition to her resume after a stellar senior season in which she captured All-NESCAC First Team honors. For the third time in as many years, Tierney started all 16 games for Amherst, netting one goal and dishing out three assists for five points while solidifying herself as a key part of all three phases of the Mammoths' play and as one of the region's most relentless and dependable midfielders.

A Second-Team All-Region selection a season ago, Codey garners First-Team honors after finishing second on the team in goals and points to earn First-Team All-NESCAC recognition. With 10 scores, including two game-winners, Codey tied for 10th in the league and added an assist to total 21 points in 16 starts for Amherst. A shutdown defender that also excelled up front as a key component of Amherst's penalty corner game, Codey was also crucial to a defensive unit that logged a 2.04 goals against average.

The Mammoths concluded the 2018 season with a 10-6 overall record and a 5-5 mark in conference play to earn the No. 7 seed in the league tournament.