RICHMOND, Va., Aug. 22, 2013 – James Madison field hockey sophomores Loes Stijntjes (België, Belgium/Heilig Hartcollege) and Lena Wimmert (Bergisch Gladbach, Germany/Lise-Meitner Gymnasium) were named to the 2013 Preseason All-CAA Field Hockey squad, the conference announced today.
Earlier this month, the Dukes were picked to finish third in the conference this season after a third-place finish in 2012. Stijntjes, a midfielder, and Wimmert, a goalkeeper, were both named to the 2012 All-CAA Second Team and All-Rookie Team following solid freshmen campaigns.
Last season, Stijntjes played and started in 18 games, posting six points for the Dukes off of two goals and two assists. In 2012, the midfielder tied for second on the team in both defensive saves (1) and game-winning goals (1).
Wimmert started all 19 games for JMU last season. The goalkeeper led the league last season in save percentage (.811), the third-best percentage in the nation, as well as in goals-against average (1.27), the seventh-best average in the country, and she was second in the conference with five shutouts.
Drexel’s Lindsay McArdle was named the preseason Player of the Year, one of four Dragons on the preseason all-conference roster. Delaware, Northeastern and William & Mary each joined JMU with two honorees on the squad, and Hofstra rounded out the team with one honoree.
2013 PRESEASON ALL-CAA FIELD HOCKEY TEAM
Player, School Pos. Cl. Hometown
Lindsay Bennett, Northeastern F Sr. Kansas City, Mo.
Jonel Boileau, Hofstra F Jr. Kelowna, BC
Jesse Ebner, William & Mary D/M RJr. Sinking Spring, Pa.
Danielle Grassi, Drexel M/B So. Brookeville, Md.
Lauren Hibshman, Drexel B/M So. Allentown, Pa.
Zoe Kale, Northeastern M So. Blue Bell, Pa.
Jenna Knouse, Drexel M/F So. Elliottsburg, Pa.
Lindsay McArdle, Drexel M Sr. Upper Darby, Pa.
Kelsey McKee, Delaware D Jr. Gap, Pa.
Michaela Patzner, Delaware M So. Rosenheim, Germany
Pippin Saunders, William & Mary F/M So. Mittagong, New South Wales
Loes Stijntjes, James Madison M So. Belgie, Belgium
Lena Wimmert, James Madison G So. Bergisch, Gladbach, Germany
2013 Preseason Player of the Year: Lindsay McArdle, Drexel
Honorable Mention: Kristen Focht, Drexel; Jantien Gunter, Drexel; Heather Jenney, Towson; Charlotte Loehr, Hofstra; Chaney Manganello, William and Mary; Kelly Mattingly, Towson; Kathleen Morris, Towson; Kasey Prettyman, Delaware