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Field Hockey Player From Rye Scores College All-Conference Honor

College field hockey players Emily Antinozzi of Rye (No. 25) and Allison Jackson of Mahopac (No. 15) are among the five Western New England University players named all-conference.
College field hockey players Emily Antinozzi of Rye (No. 25) and Allison Jackson of Mahopac (No. 15) are among the five Western New England University players named all-conference. Photo Credit: contributed

RYE, N.Y. -- Five members of the Western New England University field hockey team -- including residents of Rye and Mahopac -- have been honored by the Commonwealth Coast Conference, which announced its major award winners and All-CCC selections on Tuesday.

Rye's sophomore midfielder Emily Antinozzi and Mahopac's junior forward Allison Jackson were named to the All-CCC second team for their efforts in helping the Golden Bears (9-9, 8-4 CCC) reach the postseason for the first time since 2010.

They were joined by the team's junior forward Brittany DeLima, of Branchville, N.Y., and junior defenders Lauren Palmateer, of Coxsackie, N.Y. and Samantha Krumpholz, of Florence, Mass.

This is the second consecutive season Jackson has earned a spot on the All-CCC second team, after starting all 18 games and compiling 10 points, with one goal and eight assists. She opened the 2016 campaign with back-to-back two-assist performances, before accomplishing the feat again in an 8-0 win over Nichols on Homecoming weekend.

Jackson also scored Western New England's only goal in a 2-1 loss at Endicott last Wednesday.

Antinozzi's All-CCC recognition her first, following a breakout season in which she started all 18 games and tied DeLima for the team lead with 12 goals -- the fifth-highest in the CCC. The Rye native scored a goal nine different games, beginning with an eight-point effort in Western New England's season-opening 9-1 win over Wheelock.

She posted a four-game goal streak from Sept. 24 through Oct. 6 and capped the regular season with a goal in the Golden Bears' 4-3 win over Salve Regina on Oct. 29.

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