Chandler, Ariz. – Senior captain Christy Bishop (Glenwood, Md./Glenelg) picked up her first career all-region honor Monday morning when NFHCA Executive Director Jennifer Goodrich released the 2014 Longstreth National Field Hockey Coaches Association Division III All-Region Teams.
Bishop was named to the first team All-South Region, making her the first Seahawk to earn first team honors since Emily Smithson '09 did so in 2008. The 5-10 goalkeeper becomes the 11th player to garner all-region honors in program history. In all, St. Mary's has reaped 16 all-region citations.
Last week, Bishop notched a first team All-Capital Athletic Conference award – the first such award since 2012. She ranks second in the CAC with 142 saves while owning a CAC third-best .811 save percentage. Bishop posted 2.05 goals-against average and a 9-7 record with two shutouts in her final season. She tied a school single-game record with 26 saves in a double OT matchup at Christopher Newport University.
Bishop ends her four-year Seahawk career with a 1.86 GAA (2nd all-time) and a. 776 save percentage (6th all-time). She also registered 30 wins (2nd all-time) and seven shutouts in 57 games played (55 starts). Bishop will play in her final collegiate game this Saturday, November 22nd as she competes in the Victory Sports Tours/NFHCA Division III Senior Game at Washington and Lee University.
St. Mary's finished 2014 with a 10-7 (3-3 CAC) record, marking the second consecutive 10-win season under seventh-year head coach Katie Newkirk.
Twitter: @smcseahawks, @SMCMFH, #SeahawkAthletics