Chamberlin named ECAC Coach of the Year; three others honored

Chamberlin named ECAC Coach of the Year; three others honored

DANBURY, Conn. - The Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) has announced its 2016 Division III South Field Hockey All-Star team. Four Sea Gulls were recognized for their outstanding achievements on the field this past season earning recognition from the ECAC. Head Coach Dawn Chamberlin was named coach of the year while Becca Rinaca, Hannah Miller, and Annah Brittingham earned second-team honors.

Chamberlin guided the Salisbury field hockey program to an overall record of 18-2 and a perfect 6-0 record in Capital Athletic Conference play. The Sea Gulls captured their fourth straight CAC title and earned a trip to the NCAA tournament advancing all the way to the Final Four. For her efforts Chamberlin was recognized as the CAC Coach of the Year for the 15th time in her career.

Miller, Rinaca, and Brittingham continue to collect the postseason accolades as they were just named to the NFHCA All-South Region Team on November 28th.

Miller was named the Capital Athletic Conference's Player of the Year earlier in November. She was a force at both ends of the field in 2016, totaling nine points on the offensive end with one goal and seven assists. At the defensive end of the field Miller was strong in the midfield and on defense helping the team post a goals-against average of just 0.55, which was the best mark in the nation.

Rinaca finished the season second on the team in scoring, netting 15 goals and posting a pair of assists for 32 points in her senior season. She ranked fourth in the CAC in goals per game and sixth in the league in points per game.

Brittingham anchored the Salisbury defense, as a back, which ranked fourth in the nation in shuouts per game during 2016, and was key in Salisbury's penalty corner offense. She netted eight goals while adding eight assists to her stat sheet as the Sea Gulls ranked 10th in the nation, averaging 11.75 corners per game.

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