Parts of this release are courtesy of MIT and Babson Sports Information.
GILBERT, Ariz. – A total of 48 student-athletes representing 33 different schools were selected to the Longstreth/National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division III All-American Team announced on Wednesday. The squad consisted of 28 seniors, 15 juniors, four sophomores and a freshman. The NEWMAC saw four student-athletes earn recognition as MIT and Babson are just two of nine institutions who had two or more honorees.
Representing the conference on First Team is MIT's Emily Penn and Babson's Ashley Tango joins her. Babson's Lauren Drakely and MIT's Katie Notarangelo earned Second Team honors.
Emily Penn, MIT
A third-team pick last year, Penn graduates as MIT's all-time leader in career goals with 69 in addition to ranking third in points (151). The All-America accolade comes after she was named the NEWMAC Athlete of the Year and the NFHCA New England East Region Player of the Year.
Ashley Tango, Babson
Tango is a two-time Longstreth/NFHCA all-region and NEWMAC first-team honoree, Tango produced 11 goals and a program-record 18 assists for 40 points in 22 games this fall. She led Division III in assists and ranked second nationally in assists per game (0.82), while finishing with at least one point in 13 contests. Tango, who is tied for second in school history in assists (38) and ranks sixth all-time in points (120), is one of just four players in Babson history to record 40 or more points in consecutive seasons.
Katie Notarangelo, MIT
Notarangelo was recognized on the national scene for the first time following one of the best seasons of her career. As a midfielder, she produced seven goals and five assists while also contributing to a defense that led the NEWMAC and ranked 10th in the nation in shutouts (nine). Notarangelo helped MIT pace the conference in fewest goals allowed (20) and finish second in goals against average (1.05).
Lauren Drakeley, Babson
Drakeley, who was selected as the NEWMAC Defensive Player of the Year for a second time in 2017, started all 22 games and registered two goals and nine assists for 13 points. A key player on both offensive and defensive penalty corners, she anchored a defense that ranked 13th in Division III in goals against average (0.95) and recorded seven shutouts. A two-time Longstreth/NFHCA All-New England East first-team selection, Drakeley is tied for 11th in program history with 22 career assists.