Northcroft Headlines Field Hockey Specialty Awards

Updated 11/6/1999
MUNCIE, Ind. (November 6) -- Ball State's Sally Northcroft, a senior forward from Harara Zimbabwe, was named the regular season Player of the Year by the Mid-American Conference Head Coaches. Kent's Inge Corten a native of Nijmegen, The Netherlands was also honored as the MAC Freshman of the Year. Kerry DeVries the head coach of Kent took home the MAC Coach of the Year award.

Northcroft, a repeat winner in the Player of the Year voting, led the country in scoring this year with 5.25 points per game. She finished the regular season breaking the NCAA single-season scoring record with 49 goals.

Corten finished the season second in the conference in scoring with 50 points. She led Kent with 18 assists and was tied for the team-lead in goals with 16.

DeVries led the Kent Golden Flashes to their first regular-season MAC title since 1993. After losing her top player and last year's Freshman of the Year, DeVries was still able to share the regular-season title and win the MAC tournament.

The All-MAC Tournament Team was also announced at the conclusion of today's championship match won by Kent 7-4 over Ball State.

The Tournament team includes: Janel Spero and Cheryl Eglin of Central Michigan, Carrie Basile and Kim Wickman of Ohio, Tracy Beck, Kerri Schoultz and Sally Northcroft of Ball State and Kristen Johnson, Megan Class, Helen Jerden and Inge Corten of Kent.