WATERVILLE, Maine – The North Atlantic Conference (NAC) has announced its end of season awards for field hockey and six Terriers have been honored. Kelci Faulkingham (Belfast, Maine) was named Player of the Year and to the All-Conference Team. Tiffany Weeks (Kennebunk, Maine) was named Defensive Player of the Year and to the All-Conference Team. Britney Gregoire (Kennebunk, Maine) and MacKenzie Oberholzer (Hancock, Md.) were also named to the All-Conference Team, while Allison Hughes (Pittsfield, Maine) was named to the Sportsmanship Team. Head Coach Andrea Thebarge was also named Coach of the Year for the first time in her career.
Faulkingham scored six goals and added five assists as the first option on penalty corner inserts this season, while starting all 18 games. Weeks scored four goals and added an assist and three defensive saves, while anchoring the Thomas defense that allowed just 1.65 goals, 5.17 shots on goal and 3.33 penalty corners per game. Gregoire was Thomas' leading scorer this season, netting 13 goals and three assists in 18 games. Oberholzer recorded three shutouts on the season, collecting a 1.52 GAA and .711 SV% in nine games.
Hughes is being recognized as a member of the Sportsmanship Team, which is reserved for those who have distinguished themselves through demonstrated acts of sportsmanship and ethical behavior. The honorees have positively affected the sport culture and environment, and clearly demonstrate sportsmanship and integrity.
Thebarge led Thomas to its best season in program history and first North Atlantic Conference Championship. The Terriers (11-7) saw a .468 increase in winning percentage from last season while going undefeated (4-0) in conference play.