Nov. 2, 2012
LOUISVILLE, K.Y. - Junior goaltender Alex Diekmann (Holmdel, N.J.) has been named to the All-BIG EAST Second Team as announced at the conference field hockey awards held in Louisville, K.Y. Thursday night. She is only the 21st Wildcat field hockey history to be inked on the conference's Second Team. Diekmann's outstanding performance in her first year as Villanova's starting keeper earned her the spot on the All-BIG EAST list.
Diekmann played in all 19 games for the Wildcats this season and defended the cage for a total of 1243:41 minutes this season. She ended her 2012 campaign with a 7-12 record, 112 saves and posted one shutout.. Diekmann registered a single game career/season-high 14 saves in two different conference contests this season against Connecticut and Syracuse. Her efforts this season also earned her four appearances on the BIG EAST's Weekly Honor Roll.
The award ceremony kicked off the 2012 BIG EAST Field Hockey Championships. Also recognized last night were Connecticut's Marie Elena Bolles who won Offensive Player of the Year and Rutgers' Alyssa Bull who notched Rookie of the Year. Syracuse's Iona Holloway earned Defensive Player of the Year and the Orange's Head Coach, Ange Bradley, was recognized as Coach of the Year.