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All-Region Selections Announced
Courtesy: Stanford Athletics  
Release: 11/19/2013

STANFORD, Calif. – Kelsey Harbin and Hope Burke were named Longstreth/NFHCA All-Region First Team selections, as announced Tuesday by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association.

Alex McCawley and Maddie Secco earned Second Team honors, giving the Cardinal four selections overall.

Harbin was named to the First Team for the second consecutive year, while Burke earned her second All-Region honor after being selected to the Second Team in 2012.

McCawley has now been selected to the Second Team twice after earning recognition in 2011. It was the first All-Region award for Secco.

Harbin had a strong junior campaign and was named the 2013 NorPac West Player of the Year, a NorPac West All-Conference selection and a two-time NorPac West Defensive Player of the Week. Harbin anchored the Stanford defense that allowed just 19 goals in 21 games, and recorded 10 shutouts. Stanford finished with a 0.88 goals-against average and a .808 save percentage.

She was also an offensive force, leading Stanford with 47 shots and recording 22 points on seven goals and eight assists.

Burke was named to the NorPac West All-Conference team, earned the Sheryl Johnson Academic Award and was a three-time NorPac West Offensive Player of the Week. Burke had an outstanding offensive season, recording 22 points on nine goals and four assists. She was an efficient scorer and held a .333 shooting percentage.

Burke scored big goals in crucial moments for the Cardinal including game-winning goals against Michigan (Oct. 25) and No. 20 New Hampshire (Sept. 6).

McCawley was a NorPac West All-Conference selection and claimed NorPac Offensive Player of the Week honors after scoring two goals, including the game-winner, against California on Sept. 20. McCawley continued her strong play in the postseason, leading Stanford with six points and three goals at the NorPac Tournament. She finished third on the Cardinal with 17 points and second with eight goals on the season.

Secco was a NorPac West All-Conference team and NorPac All-Tournament team selection in 2013. Secco was a key contributor to Stanford’s prolific offense. One of Stanford’s best stick-handlers, she generated numerous scoring opportunities down the left flank and created matchup issues for opposing defenses. Secco’s vision and passing skills helped Stanford outscore opponents 57-19 this season.

Secco’s accomplishments are even more impressive when considering she missed three games to compete with Team Canada at the Pan American Cup, where she earned a bronze medal.

Stanford finished the season 16-5, claiming its fifth consecutive NorPac West regular season title and appearing in its eighth straight NorPac Championship final.

The Cardinal played one of the nation’s toughest schedules and boasted one of the top defenses in the country. Stanford went 4-3 against top-20 opponents, with three of its wins coming on the road, and was ranked in the top-five in the NCAA in goals-against average and save percentage for almost the entire season.

The Cardinal spent each week ranked 13th or higher in the coaches’ poll, including a No. 6 ranking for two consecutive weeks.

The four players selected to the All-Region team become candidates for All-America recognition.


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