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Field Hockey's Kelly Hood Earns All-American Status

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By John and Matt Risley

HANOVER, N.H. - The accolades and recognition keep coming for Dartmouth field hockey senior Kelly Hood (Berlin, N.H.), despite the season having been over for more than two weeks.
Hood was named to the 2011 Longstretch/NFHCA Division I All-American Third Team Monday afternoon. Late Sunday night, also released its list of All-Americans with Hood earning a spot on the second team.
This is the third time in head coach Amy Fowler’s 12 seasons that she has coached an All-American as voted on by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA).
A First Team All-Ivy League selection in 2011, Hood led her team with 33 points and 14 goals. She finished her four-year playing career at Dartmouth with new program records in both goals (58) and points (134). She was also rewarded for her stellar senior season by being named the 2011 Ivy League Offensive Player of the Year.

"I am extremely happy for Kelly and all of her accomplishments, not only this season but during her entire career," Fowler said. "A national All-America honor is a phenomenal way for Kelly to finish off her career. We both recently returned from the Final Four where I was able to coach her one last time in a Dartmouth uniform. 

"It was an honor to see her competing against the nation's best seniors and our US Women's National Team, who just won the Pan-Am Games in Guadalajara, Mexico. Kelly is clearly able to compete at that level. Kelly played very well this season and is so deserving of this All-America honor. She's one of the most humble players I have ever coached and this honor is a culmination of all of her hard work and selflessness," Fowler added.

Last week, Hood was also honored with a spot on the NFHCA Division I All-Northeast Region First Team.
This is the first NFHCA All-American selection for the Big Green since 2002.
Freshman Ali Savage (Orange, New South Wales, Australia) was also recognized for her outstanding freshman season with a spot on the All-Rookie Squad. Savage was one of just 16 players to be named one of the nation’s best Division I rookie players.