NORFOLK, Va., Nov. 7, 2011 – After helping the James Madison field hockey team reach the semifinals of the 2011 Virginia 529 Colonial Athletic Association Championships, junior midfielder Jenna Taylor (Midlothian, Va./James River) and redshirt sophomore forward Courtney Versfeld (Bulawayo, Zimbabwe/Dominican Convent) were named to the All-Championships Team on Sunday.
Fourth-seeded JMU won its opening round game over fifth-seeded Delaware to advance to semifinals where it matched up against top-seeded and eventual tournament champion, Old Dominion.
Versfeld scored the game-winning goal in the Dukes’ win over Delaware. It was her third goal of the year and her first career game-winning goal. With the game tied, at 1-1 through the first 53 minutes, Versfeld took a shot that was saved by Blue Hen goalkeeper Noelle Diana, but she knocked home the rebound to put the Dukes ahead for good.
Taylor started both games of the tournament for Madison and assisted on JMU’s first goal against Delaware. The First Team All-CAA selection, finished the season with three goals and four assists to rank third on the team with 10 points.
ODU’s Emma Batten was named the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player and was joined on the All-Championship team by fellow Monarchs Stephanie Kratzer, Kati Nearhouse, and Christy Longacre. Northeastern’s Lizzie Priest, Carolyn Malloy and Pam Aldridge and Hofstra’s Genna Kovar and Amy-Lee Harvey also made the team.
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