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2012 Bentley University Field Hockey News

June 6, 2013
1st-Team Capital One Academic All-America Honors for Nicole Dion
Former Bentley University field hockey standout Nicole Dion (Lunenburg/ Lunenburg HS), who received her Bachelor of Science degree last month, has been selected for the 2013 Capital One NCAA Division II Academic All-America® Women’s At-Large first team by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

May 17, 2013
Dion Earns Capital One Academic All-District Honors for 2nd Time
Bentley University senior Nicole Dion (Lunenburg/Lunenburg HS), who helped the Falcon field hockey team earn a berth in the 2012 NCAA tournament, has been named to the 2012-13 Capital One NCAA Division II Academic All-District 1 Women’s At-Large team, the second straight year she’s earned the honor.

April 11, 2013
Four Bentley Field Hockey Players Selected for Academic All-NE-10 Honors
Four members of the Bentley University Falcons, the most from any one team, were among 17 student-athletes selected for the 2012 Academic All-Northeast-10 Conference field hockey team.

March 5, 2013
17 Bentley Field Hockey Players Honored for Academic Success by NFHCA
Seventeen members of the Bentley University field hockey team, including a quintet of four-year honorees, have been named to the 2012 Gladiator by SGI/National Field Hockey Coaches Association Division II National Field Hockey Coaches Association Division II National Academic Squad.

November 13, 2012
Maguire Named to NFHCA Division II All-America Team
Bentley University senior forward Beth Maguire (Medfield/Medfield HS) has been selected to the 2012 National Field Hockey Coaches Association Division II All-America second team, which was announced Tuesday.

November 8, 2012
Dion, Maguire Selected for NFHCA Division II North-South All-Star Game
Bentley University seniors Nicole Dion (Lunenburg/Lunenburg HS) and Beth Maguire (Medfield/Medfield HS) have been selected to participate in the 2012 National Field Hockey Coaches Association Division II North-South All-Star Game. The game will be held Saturday at 2 pm at UMass-Lowell as part of the NCAA Division II Field Hockey Championship weekend.

November 3, 2012
Maguire Scores Twice, but Bentley Falls to Merrimack in NCAA Tourney
Bentley University senior and All-Northeast-10 forward Beth Maguire (Medfield/Medfield HS) scored the game’s first goal and the last one, but it wasn’t enough as second-seeded Merrimack College topped the third-seeded Falcons 3-2 in the first round of the NCAA Division II Field Hockey Championships Saturday night at Martone-Mejail Field.

November 2, 2012
Bentley Opens NCAA Championship Play Saturday Night at Merrimack
A berth in the national semifinals next weekend will be at stake when the Bentley University Falcons visit Merrimack College Saturday night (6:30 pm) for a first-round game in the 2012 NCAA Division II Field Hockey Championships.

October 29, 2012
Bentley Selected for NCAA Div. II Field Hockey Championships
After a two-year absence, the Bentley University Falcons are back in the NCAA Division II Field Hockey Championships. Coach Jessica Spencer’s team was seeded third in the North Region and will play a first-round game at number two Merrimack College Saturday evening at 6:30 pm.

October 27, 2012
#6 UMass-Lowell Blanks #9 Bentley in NE-10 Semis
Bentley University’s seven-game winning streak and its hopes of capturing the 2012 Northeast-10 Conference field hockey championship ended Saturday when the second-seeded Falcons dropped a 1-0 decision to third-seeded UMass-Lowell at Merrimack College’s Martone-Mejail Field.

October 25, 2012
#9 Bentley Launches Bid for NE-10 Championship against #6 UMass-Lowell
A week after closing out the regular season with a seven-game winning streak, the Bentley University Falcons will begin their bid for their first Northeast-10 Conference playoff title since 2009 on Saturday with an 11 am encounter with UMass-Lowell at Merrimack College.

October 23, 2012
3 Bentley Field Hockey Players Receive All-NE-10 Honors; Maguire Named to 1st Team
Senior forward Beth Maguire (Medfield/Medfield HS) topped a list of three Bentley University field hockey players to earn All-Northeast-10 Conference honors as she was selected by the conference’s coaches to the first team.

October 22, 2012
Bentley #2 Seed for Upcoming Northeast-10 Field Hockey Playoffs
After finishing the regular season with seven consecutive wins, the Bentley University Falcons will enter the Northeast-10 Conference field hockey playoffs as the number two seed.

October 20, 2012
Moore, Lirange Score as Streaking Bentley Clinches #2 Seed in NE-10 Playoffs
Goals from freshman Becca Moore (Belmont, Mass./Belmont HS), the first of her career, and sophomore Gina Lirange (Auburn, Mass./Auburn HS) accounted for the offense as the Bentley University field hockey team completed the regular season schedule and clinched the number two seed in next week’s Northeast-10 Conference playoffs with a 2-1 win over Southern Connecticut State University at Jess Dow Field Saturday afternoon.

October 18, 2012
James’ 2nd, with No Time Left, Gives Bentley 6th Straight Win, 4-3 over Saint Anselm
Freshman Sally James (Milwaukee, Wisc./University School of Milwaukee) scored her second goal of the game off a perfectly-executed penalty corner after time expired to give Bentley University, the third-ranked team in the NCAA Division II North Region, a wild 4-3 win over Saint Anselm College in Northeast-10 Conference field hockey Thursday night at Bentley.

October 16, 2012
Martorelli Named Northeast-10 Defensive Player of the Week
Bentley University junior Melissa Martorelli (Holmdel, N.J./Holmdel HS) has been named the Northeast-10 Conference Field Hockey Defensive Player of the Week after her strong performance last week.

October 16, 2012
Martorelli & Powell Help Bentley Extend Win Streak to 5, 3-0 over St. Michael’s
Junior Melissa Martorelli (Holmdel, N.J./Holmdel HS), the current Northeast-10 Conference Defensive Player of the Week, had two assists and senior goalie Julia Powell (Southbury, Conn./Pomperaug HS) recorded her fifth shutout of the season as Bentley University topped St. Michael’s College, 3-0, in college field hockey Tuesday night.

October 13, 2012
Goals by Martorelli, Lirange Give Bentley 2-0 Senior Day Win over Assumption
Goals by junior Melissa Martorelli (Holmdel, N.J./Holmdel HS) and sophomore Gina Lirange (Auburn/Auburn HS) lifted the Bentley University field hockey team to a 2-0 Senior Day victory over Northeast-10 Conference rival Assumption on Saturday.

October 10, 2012
Maguire, Lirange Help Bentley to 3rd Straight Win, 3-1 over Franklin Pierce
Senior Beth Maguire (Medfield, Mass./Medfield HS) and sophomore Gina Lirange (Auburn, Mass./Auburn HS) each had a goal and an assist as Bentley University used three early goals to top Franklin Pierce University, 3-1, in Northeast-10 Conference field hockey action Wednesday afternoon at Sodexho Field.

October 6, 2012
Talerman Nets Game-Winner as Bentley Tops AIC, 3-1
Freshman Meghan Talerman (Centerville/Barnstable HS) scored the first-half’s only goal with 12:14 left and Bentley University went on to a 3-1 win over American International College in Northeast-10 Conference field hockey Saturday afternoon at Abdow Field

October 4, 2012
Bentley Uses Early Scoring & Outstanding D to Cool Off #4 UMass-Lowell, 2-0
First-half goals by senior Beth Maguire (Medfield/Medfield HS) and freshman Meghan Talerman (Centerville/Barnstable HS), coupled with a standout defensive effort all night, enabled Bentley University to stun visiting UMass-Lowell, the fourth-ranked team in Division II, by a count of 2-0 in Northeast-10 Conference field hockey Thursday.

October 2, 2012
Late Goal by Maguire Forces OT, but Bentley Drops 3-2 Decision to Merrimack
Bentley University senior Beth Maguire (Medfield/Medfield HS) scored her team-leading fifth goal with just 51 seconds left in regulation to tie the game at 2-2, but Merrimack College, the seventh-ranked team in Division II, picked up the winner less than two minutes into overtime to best the visiting Falcons, 3-2, in Northeast-10 Conference field hockey Tuesday night at Warrior Field.

September 22, 2012
Cabral Scores in OT to Lift Adelphi Past Bentley; Marcinek Scores for Falcons
Senior Cassie Cabral (Sayville,N.Y.) scored her fifth goal of the season 6:28 into the first overtime session, giving Adelphi University a 2-1 win over visiting Bentley University in Northeast-10 Conference field hockey Saturday afternoon on Long Island.

September 20, 2012
Maguire, Lirange Lead Bentley Past Stonehill in NE-10 Opener
Senior forward Beth Maguire (Medfield/Medfield HS) had a tying goal in the first half and fed sophomore Gina Lirange (Auburn/Auburn HS) on the game-winner with 8:53 left as the Bentley University field hockey team opened the Northeast-10 Conference portion of its schedule with a 2-1 come-from-behind win over visiting Stonehill College Thursday evening.

September 18, 2012
Assumption Strikes Late to Top Bentley 2-1 in Completion of Suspended Game
Junior Allison Juneau (Auburn) scored an unassisted goal with 2:36 left in the second overtime to give Assumption College a 2-1 non-conference field hockey win over Bentley University Friday night at Assumption’s Multi-Sport Stadium.

September 15, 2012
First-Half Goals by Marcinek & Lirange Propel Bentley to 3-0 Win
Goals by senior Kaitlin Marcinek (Southbury, Conn./Pomperaug HS) and sophomore Gina Lirange (Auburn/Auburn HS) in the first 15 minutes helped propel Bentley University to a 3-0 non-conference field hockey win over visiting Franklin Pierce University Saturday afternoon.

September 8, 2012
McCarthy Hat Trick Propels #4 UMass-Lowell Past #10 Bentley
Junior forward Rachel McCarthy (Reading) recorded her second hat trick of the week as UMass-Lowell rolled to a 6-0 shutout of visiting Bentley University in non-conference field hockey action Saturday afternoon at the Cushing Field Complex.

September 6, 2012
#10 Bentley Falls to #5 Merrimack in Non-Conference Battle, 4-1
Junior Sarah Dunbar (Hubbardston) came off the bench to score twice during a three-goal second half, helping Merrimack College register a 4-1 non-conference win over host Bentley University in college field hockey action Thursday evening.

September 4, 2012
Talerman's First Propels Bentley to 3-1 Win at Saint Anselm
The first career goal by freshman Meghan Talerman (Centerville/ Barnstable HS) broke a 1-1 tie in the 12th minute of the second half and propelled the Bentley University Falcons to a 3-1 win over Saint Anselm College in non-conference field hockey action Tuesday afternoon at Grappone Stadium.

September 1, 2012
Maguire, Powell Lead #10 Bentley to 1st Win, 1-0 over Limestone
Senior Beth Maguire (Medfield, Mass./Medfield HS) scored the game’s only goal and classmate Julia Powell (Southbury, Conn./Pomperaug HS) registered the shutout as Bentley University blanked Limestone College, 1-0, in non-conference field hockey at Millersville University’s Biemesderfer Stadium Saturday.

August 31, 2012
Millersville Shuts Down Bentley in Opener, 6-0
Junior Samantha Ruane (Bloomsburg, Pa.) scored once in each half and four of her teammates also found the back of the net as Millersville University shut down Bentley University, 6-0, in non-conference field hockey action Friday afternoon at Biemesderfer Stadium. It was the season-opener for both teams.

August 30, 2012
Busy Start to Season for 10th-Ranked Bentley Field Hockey
There will be no easing into the 2012 season for the Bentley University field hockey team, which will be looking to get back into the NCAA Division II tournament after a two-year absence. Coach Jessica Spencer’s team will take to the field five times in nine days to start the year, beginning with a two-game set this weekend at Millersville University in central Pennsylvania.

August 25, 2012
Dion, Mattson & Powell Named 2012 Field Hockey Captains; Bentley Picked #3 in NE-10 Poll
Seniors Nicole Dion (Lunenburg/Lunenburg HS), Kelsey Mattson (Bristol, N.H./ Newfound Regional HS) and Julia Powell (Southbury, Conn./Pomperaug HS) have been selected as the captains of the 2012 Bentley University field hockey team, coach Jessica Spencer announced.

August 21, 2012
Bentley Field Hockey Ranked #10 in Division II Preseason
The National Field Hockey Coaches Association announced its 2012 Penn Monto preseason coaches’ poll for Division II on Tuesday, with the Bentley University Falcons checking in at number ten in the rankings.

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