Four Sea Gulls named to NFHCA All-South Region; Miller, Rinaca named to first team

Four Sea Gulls named to NFHCA All-South Region; Miller, Rinaca named to first team

CHANDLER, Ariz. – The National Field Hockey Coaches Association released its all-region teams on Monday and four members of the 2016 Salisbury University field hockey team earned the honor.

Seniors Hannah Miller and Becca Rinaca were named to the All-South Region First Team, while senior Annah Brittingham and junior Tressie Windsor earned second-team honors.

Miller, who was named the Capital Athletic Conference's Player of the Year earlier this month, earned her second all-region nod, being picked to the second team last season. Miller was a force all over the field in 2016, contributing nine points on the offensive end with one goal and seven assists, while also playing strong in the midfield and on defense and helping the team to a goals-against average of just 0.55 - the best mark in the nation.

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

Brittingham, a back, anchored the Salisbury defense, which ranked fourth in the nation in shuouts per game during 2016, and was key in Salisbury's penalty corner offense. Brittingham scored eight times and added eight assists, as the Sea Gulls ranked 10th in the nation, averaging 11.75 corners per game.

Windsor earned her first all-region selection after leading the nation in goals-against average, with a mark of just 0.57. She also finished second in the CAC and 12th nationally in save percentage, turning away 81.4 percent of shots she faced.

The Sea Gulls won the program's 20th CAC championship in 2016, posted an 18-2 record, and advanced to the NCAA championship weekend for the 14th time in program history.

To see the all-region teams, in their entirety, click here.

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