November 13, 2013

Six named All-NCAC; Wimsatt voted Coach of the Year

The Denison field hockey team landed six members on the 2013 All-North Coast Athletic Conference team, while Acting Head Coach Nikki Wimsatt was voted NCAC Coach of the Year.  Seniors Katie McMahon and Karla Dixon, and junior Alex W. Berman all garnered first-team honors.  Senior Alex B. Berman and sophomore Allie Bacon both received second-team recognition, while senior Mia Day landed on the honorable mention squad.

McMahon finished second in the conference with 40 points, third in the league with 16 goals and fourth in assists with eight.  The three-time first-team All-NCAC selection also became the school's all-time leader in career assists with 30.  Dixon earned first-team honors for the second-straight season after scoring two goals and adding an assists in 19 starts.  She also co-led the team with three defensive saves.  A second-team all-conference pick last season, Alex W. Berman started all 19 games for the DU defense.

Alex B. Berman closed out her senior campaign with a team-leading 18 goals to go along with 37 points. She also recorded a team-best six game-winning goals.  Berman's goal totaled ranked second in the league, while her 37 points were third-best in the conference.  A first-time All-NCAC honoree, Bacon posted a defensive save in 19 starts on the Big Red backline.

Day rounded out the list of NCAC recipients for Denison.  The senior attack scored six goals, including a game winner, and dished out two assists in 19 games this season.

Wimsatt, who served as acting head coach for P.J. Soteriades (her sister) this season, was voted NCAC Coach of the Year after leading the Big Red to a share of program's ninth NCAC regular season title.  Denison's 17-2 record marked the second-best win total by a Big Red team in the 40-year history of the program.