UPEI Field Hockey team garners All-Star and Coach of the Year selections
(ISN) – Charlottetown, PEI — At the Atlantic University Field Hockey Championships last weekend, four UPEI players were named league all-stars, while UPEI Head Coach Charla Currie was named the league’s Coach of the Year.
Katherine Koughan, a third-year business student from Stratford, who was named the Atlantic University Field Hockey Rookie of the Year in 2012, and league MVP in 2013, was once again named a league all-star. Koughan is a dominant player in many aspects of the game. She controls the back end with outstanding stick skills and has one of the hardest hits in the league. Koughan plays a major role on both offensive and defensive penalty corners.
Sydney Stavert, a second-year kinesiology student from Charlottetown was named an all-star for her outstanding play as a midfielder. Stavert plays with poise and control, sees the field, and makes great decisions, which resulted in five goals this season. Stavert is also a main contributor on both offensive and defensive penalty corners.
Joining Stavert as a midfield all-star is fifth-year player and biology major, Stephanie MacKinnon, from Grand Tracadie. MacKinnon is a major contributor in all aspects of the game. MacKinnon is UPEI’s go-to player to mark the opposing teams’ top players, and she has done a fantastic job on that front all season. MacKinnon plays first rusher on defensive corners, and first hitter on offensive corners.
Lacey MacLauchlan, a fifth-year player from Charlottetown, brought a wealth of experience, a strong work ethic, and overall determination to the young UPEI team. MacLauchlan’s ability to score earned her the title of Atlantic University Field Hockey Top Scorer with 13 goals this season.
In addition to these four all-star selections, Currie was named as the Atlantic University Field Hockey Coach of the Year. Currie, who is in her second year of coaching at UPEI, coached the young team into first place in regular season play, with a record of nine wins and three ties. The UPEI team scored 51 goals, and allowed only four goals against. Currie is a physical education teacher at Colonel Gray High School, and also coaches the high school’s field hockey team.
On Friday, October 24, the UPEI Field Hockey all-stars will be recognized at the UPEI Men’s Hockey home game versus Dalhousie University at 7:00 pm. The field hockey all-stars will participate in a ceremonial puck drop.
Panther Action This Week
Friday, October 23
7:00 pm (M) Hockey vs. DAL (home game)
7:00 pm (W) Hockey @ UdeM (away game)
Saturday, October 24
1:00 pm (W) Soccer vs. MUN (home game)
3:00 pm (W) Rugby @ Acadia (AUS Semi-Final) (away game)
3:00 pm (M) Hockey vs. StFX (Eastlink Centre)
3:15 pm (M) Soccer vs. MUN (home game)
Sunday, October 25
1:00 pm (W) Soccer vs. CBU (home game)
2:00 pm (W) Hockey @ STU (away game)
3:00 pm (M) Soccer vs. CBU (home game)