CHANDLER, Ariz. – On Tuesday, the National Field Hockey Coaches Association announced the 2012 Longstreth/NFHCA Division III All-American Teams and senior back Amber Holland was named to the third team. With the selection, the program has recorded 87 All-Americans since 1974.
Holland, an All-Region first-team member, took charge in the back field this past season, guiding SU's young defense to five shutouts and 15 victories. The senior made six defensive saves and was also a threat in the circle with eight assists. Holland was named to the All-Capital Athletic Conference first team and captured three CAC Defensive Player of the Week awards before being honored by Synapse Sports as a first-team All-American.
The back has been a part of one of the nation's top defenses as the Sea Gulls allowed only 51 goals in Holland's tenure, with Salisbury scoring 243 goals in her three years. The senior's play in the past three years has helped keep opponents' scoring chances limited as opponents got off 401 shots, while Salisbury took 1,257. Of the opponents scoring chances, only 230 shots got through to Salisbury's goalie as Holland and the defense blocked or prevented 171 shots headed towards the cage.
Holland ends her three year career as a Sea Gull with two goals, 12 assists, nine defensive saves and having started every game since 2010.
The All-American selection keeps Salisbury's 32-year streak of at least one SU field hockey player being named All-American.