Nov. 16, 2012
STANFORD, Calif.- Senior Becky Dru and sophomore Kelsey Harbin have been named 2012 Longstreth/NFHCA All-West Region First Team selections, as announced by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA).
Junior Hope Burke was also tabbed a Second Team choice, giving Stanford three selections overall.
The three players become candidates for All-America accolades, with that prestigious team scheduled to be announced on Tuesday, Nov. 20.
Dru was honored for the third time in her career while Harbin and Burke are first-time recipients of the award.
A 2011 NFHCA First Team All-American, Dru will likely receive strong consideration for the nation's highest award again this year. Dru was honored as the 2011 NorPac Player of the Year, earning the distinction for the second straight season and collecting her fifth conference award overall. A native of Buckinghamshire, England, Dru led the Cardinal in goals (12), assists (12), points (36), shots (65) and game-winning goals (3) in 2012. Arguably one of the most decorated players in school history, Dru totaled 54 goals, 36 assists, 144 points, 311 shots and 15 game-winning goals in 87 career games.
Harbin continued to emerge as one of the nation's elite young players, tabbed an All-NorPac selection while earning the conference's Defensive Player of the Year award. A native of Escondido, Calif., Harbin totaled 15 points (five goals, five assists) this year while attempting 34 shots and sharing the team lead with Dru in game-winning goals (3). In addition to racking up two defensive saves, Harbin scored Stanford's first goal in NCAA Tournament play since 2010 during a 4-1 loss to North Carolina last weekend. Harbin started all but three games this year, missing time in mid-September while representing the U.S. team at the Junior Pan American Championships.
Burke proved to be a reliable offensive weapon for the Cardinal, ranking second to Dru in goals (9), assists (9) and points (27). An All-NorPac selection for the first time in her career, Burke also attempted 35 shots while recording a pair of hat tricks during the year. A native of Selinsgrove, Ohio, native, started all 23 games for the Cardinal and will return as the team's leading scorer in 2013.