Columbus, Ohio – Two Ohio State field hockey players – Maddy Humphrey (first team) and Maartje Bongers (second team) – were named to the Longstreth/NFHCA Division I West All-Region team on Monday afternoon, the National Field Hockey Coaches Association announced.
For Humphrey, it’s her third-career all-region honor and her second-straight first-team recognition, while Bongers earns the award for the first time in her career.
The accolades have been plentiful for Humphrey in 2017. Already having been named to the second team All-Big Ten and receiving a bid to the 2017 NFHCA Senior All-Star Game, the Virginia Beach, Va., native can add this to the list of impressive accomplishments throughout her four-year career.
Humphrey is the first Buckeye to be named to the Longstreth/NFHCA Division I West All-Region First Team in back-to-back years since Berta Queralt and Aisling Coyle did so in 2009 and 2010. Humphrey netted nine goals in 17 games played this season to go along with seven assists for a point total of 25. Her point total of 25 paced the Buckeyes in 2017, making it the third time in the last four years that she led the team in scoring.
Bongers, also a senior, garnered the first all-region award of her career with a multitude of career highs this fall. Bongers’ career highs came in goals (five), assists (six) and points tallied (16) to close out her career. The 16 points she registered was the second most on the team behind Humphrey.
She scored a single-game high of four points against No. 11 Stanford late in September to help the Buckeyes pull off the upset in California. With Ohio State trailing 1-0 in the first half, Bongers scored a goal in the 27th minute to equalize the score. After Stanford retook the lead in the 55th minute, the highly-talented back assisted on Ohio State’s second goal in the 61st minute before picking up another assist in overtime for the game winner off Casey Cole’s stick.
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