Bergman, Altepeter named All-MAAC Second Team; Pioneers land 9 on All-Academic Team

LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. (November 7, 2013)—Liz Bergman (Blandon, Penn.) and Mary Altepeter (Chesterfield, Mo.) were named to the All-MAAC Second Team Thursday night at the awards banquet at the 2013 MAAC Field Hockey Championship at Rider University.

Bergman led the Pioneers this season with five goals. The junior midfielder had nearly double the amount of shots on goal than her nearest teammate and accounted for one third of all SHU shots on goal and 35% of Sacred Heart goals. 

Altepeter earned her All-MAAC Second Team spot after manning the cage in all 17 of the Pioneers games in 2013. She ended the year 4-13 picking up some tough overtime losses. The sophomore made 139 saves this season posting a .728 save percentage. 

In addition to the All-MAAC teams being announced, the conference also announced the MAAC All-Academic team which featured nine Sacred Heart players: Altepeter, Bergman, Sarah Bergman (Blandon, Penn.), Rachel Claroni (Hershey, Penn.), Nichole Dobachesky (Medway, Mass.), Stephanie Frye (Walpole, Mass.), Kylee Lowndes (Simsbury, Conn.), Christine Mace (Norwalk, Conn.) and Jenn O'Malley (Boston, Mass.).