Nov. 21, 2011
CHANDLER, Ariz. -- University of Michigan field hockey senior Bryn Bain (Berlin, N.J./Eastern Regional) and sophomore Rachael Mack (Bromsgrove, England/Bromsgrove School) were named to the 2011 Longstreth/National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division I All-America team, the NFHCA announced today (Monday, Nov. 21). Bain was a second team selection, while Mack earned third team honors.
Bain, who earned her first All-America honor, scored seven goals and had nine assists for 23 points during the 2011 season. The All-Big Ten and All-West Region first team performer had an eight-game point-scoring streak from Sept. 23-Oct. 23, which included scoring two goals and an assist in the win over Miami on Sept. 24. Bain had two game-winning goals this season, as she had the game-winning strike in a 4-3 double-overtime win over Northwestern on Oct. 7 as well as the winning goal in the Miami game. Bain was tied for the team lead with nine assists and had a pair of helpers in the Yale win on Oct. 8. She had a goal and an assist in the North Carolina game on Oct. 23 and scored a goal in the Big Ten Tournament semifinal win over Iowa on Nov. 4. Bain had 17 goals and 16 assists in her four-year Michigan career. She also recently played in the NFHCA Senior All-Star Game this past Saturday (Nov. 19) in Louisville, Ky.
Mack, who earns third team honors for the second straight season, led the Maize and Blue with 17 goals and 37 points in 2011. The sophomore recorded a hat trick, including the game-winning goal in the win over New Hampshire on Nov. 12 in the NCAA Tournament first round game. Mack also had a hat trick in the 5-0 win over Ball State on Sept. 17 and had two goals in wins over Temple on Sept. 3 and Penn State on Oct. 16. The All-Big Ten first team honoree scored five game-winning goals this season, including one in a win over Indiana on Oct. 28 that clinched the Big Ten regular-season title. After two years in Ann Arbor, Mack has 33 goals and 73 points in her career.
Mack becomes the ninth Wolverine to earn multiple All-America honors and first since Paige Laytos did the trick in 2007 and 2010.
In addition, Synapse Sports.com announced its All-America and All-Rookie teams Sunday night (Nov. 20). Bain was named to its second team, while freshman Aline Fobe (Aartsellar, Belgium/Onze Lieve Vrouwe van Lourdes) was named to its All-Rookie team.
Fobe is an All-Big Ten first team, Big Ten All-Tournament and All-West Region first team performer, scoring six goals and adding nine assists in the backfield for Michigan this season. She had game-winning goals in conference victories over Iowa on Oct. 1 and Michigan State on Oct. 21. She also had two assists in the 5-4 win over New Hampshire on Nov. 12 in the NCAA Tournament first round game and had a goal against North Carolina on Nov. 13 in the tournament's second round. She helped the Michigan defense to six shutouts this season, including clean slates against Big Ten foes Iowa on Oct. 1, Penn State on Oct. 16 and Michigan State on Oct. 21. Fobe was a two-time Big Ten Freshman of the Week, on Oct. 4 and Oct. 25.
Michigan ended the season with a 15-7 overall record and a 5-1 record in Big Ten play, winning the outright regular-season title. The Wolverines advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the 10th time in school history, defeating No. 9 New Hampshire, 5-4, before falling to No. 1 North Carolina, 5-1.
Contact: Kent Reichert (734) 763-4423