STANFORD, Calif. – Junior Kelsey Harbin was named a 2013 Longstreth/NFHCA First Team All-American, the sport’s highest honor, as announced Monday by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association.
It is the second All-America recognition of Harbin’s career after earning third-team honors in 2012.
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.
Harbin was also an offensive force, leading Stanford with 47 shots and recording 22 points on seven goals and eight assists.
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 nearly 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.