Field Hockey’s Hynes Garners NFHCA All-New England East Recognition

Shannon Hynes

Gilbert, AZ --- WPI junior back Shannon Hynes (Auburn, MA) has been honored by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) as an All-New England East second team selection. It is the first time an Engineer has been recognized since recent WPI Hall of Fame inductee Kelly Johnson was voted to the second team in 2009.

Hynes, a repeat All-NEWMAC honoree who earned a promotion from the second team a year ago, guided a defense that ranked second in NEWMAC contests with a 1.72 goals against average and posted four shutouts on the year. Offensively, the back notched goals at Lasell and versus Wheaton while handing out assists at Simmons, Elms, MIT, Mount Holyoke and against Wellesley.

In all, 20 NEWMAC student-athletes were recognized with each of the nine NEWMAC teams boasting a representative. Eleven named to the first team and nine named to the second team.

Field Hockey (12-5, 5-3 NEWMAC) won its first seven games of the season and later defeated MIT for the first time since 2009 to secure its 10th win of the campaign. It marked the second consecutive 10-plus win season, and sixth overall, for head coach Lisa Moreau, who collected WPI win number 100 versus Clark. The Engineers also defeated Fitchburg State in the first-ever fall varsity contest played on Rooftop Field.

NFHCA Release