WESTWOOD, Mass.—Four members of the Babson College field hockey program were recognized when the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) announced its all-conference teams on Thursday afternoon.
Sophomores Lauren Curley (Stow, Mass.) and Cassidy Riley (Catonsvile, Md.) were both named to the All-NEWMAC first team, while senior Tori Roche (Andover, Mass.) and sophomore Millie Brady (Far Hills, N.J.) each earned second-team accolades.
Riley received first-team all-conference laurels for the second consecutive season after leading all NEWMAC goalkeepers in goals against average (0.95), save percentage (.798) and shutouts (7). She is 19-4 in 23 starts this season, which leaves her just one victory shy of the single-season program record set back in 2016.
Curley has put together a breakout year with 22 goals and five assists for 49 points in 23 starts. She ranks first in the NEWMAC with seven game-winning goals, is tied for first in the conference in goals and is second in points. Curley has been at her best down the stretch producing 14 goals and four assists in eight matches since October 19.
One of the most prolific scorers in program history, Roche earned her third straight NEWMAC all-conference honor after scoring 20 goals and recording six assists for 46 points in 23 games. She scored against every league opponent for the second consecutive season and is currently riding a six-game scoring streak that has seen her produce 20 points.
Roche is tied for fourth place on Babson's all-time list with 56 goals and her 127 career points are the fifth most in school history.
Brady garnered the first all-conference award of her career after setting new career highs in goals (8), assists (11) and points (27) while starting 23 games in the midfield. She had at least one point in six of eight NEWMAC regular season contests and is tied for the league lead in assists.
No. 14 Babson (19-4) went unbeaten in league play on the way to capturing its fourth straight regular season title, and defeated Saint Joseph's, 2-0, in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament on Wednesday. The Beavers travel to second-ranked Middlebury for second round match on Saturday at 11 a.m.