College Field Hockey
Rider’s Hareau - Synapse Sports All-Rookie Team
LAWRENCEVILLE—Freshman forward Nicole Hareau (Montevideo, Uruguay/Colegio Ingles) of the Rider University field hockey team was named an All-Rookie honoree it was announced by Synapse Sports (formally womensfieldhockey.com).
Hareau was one of 16 players nationally to be named to the All-Rookie Team.
Hareau, the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Rookie of the Year, led Rider (13-7, 5-1 MAAC) to the MAAC Regular Season Title as the Broncs advanced to the conference semifinals.
Hareau was second in the conference with 15 goals and ranked second in the league and 20th nationally in goals per game with 0.79.
Hareau finished her rookie campaign with 30 points, third best in the conference and she was 45th nationally averaging 1.58 points per game.
Hareau was named MAAC Rookie of the Week four times this past season.
“I’m going to give all the credit to assistant coach Dan Hussong on Nicole’s development,” Lori Hussong said. “He’s done an awesome job recruiting and Nicole had a great freshman campaign. Scoring 15 goals is hard to do and we are looking forward to seeing her three more seasons in a Rider uniform.”
The Broncs return 18 letterwinners in 2014 for coach Hussong who has a 197-84 record in 14 seasons at Rider.
Synapse Sports 2013 All-Rookie Team
Bethany Barr, Liberty
Serena Barr, Liberty
Jasmine Cole, Penn
Annabeth Donovan, Princeton
Becky Garner, Northeastern
Nicole Hareau, Rider
Mieke Hayn, Maryland
Paula Heuser, Albany
Lucy Hyams, Virginia
Delaney Leathers, Maryland
Stephanie Norlander, Iowa
Esmee Peet, Delaware
Carla Romagosa, Miami
Shannon Sloss, Louisville
Charlotte Verelst, Massachusetts
Meghan Winesett, Delaware