Bloomsburg Field Hockey
November 21, 2006

Bloomsburg Field Hockey Players Named All-American


BLOOMSBURG - Five members of the national champion Bloomsburg University field hockey team were named to the 2006 National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division II All-American team.

Senior goalie Tracey Hudak (Sweet Valley/Lake-Lehman), senior midfielder Maribeth Brozena (Larksville/Wyoming Valley West), and sophomore forwards Samantha Kropa (Tunkhannock/ Lackawanna Trail) and Jamie Vanartsdalen (Huntingdon Valley/Lower Moreland) were awarded first team All-American honors, while defender Venessa Witman (Oley/Oley Valley) earned second team honors. Each also received All-American honors from womensfieldhockey.com.

In addition, Vanartsdalen was named the womensfieldhockey.com Division II National Player of the Year while Maggey Bloskey (Danville/Danville) and Chelsea Due (Pen Argyl/Pen Argyl) were named to the all-rookie squad.

Hudak, a three-time All-American and first team All-PSAC selection, ended the season with 115 saves and a 0.84 goals against average. She notched six shutouts on the year including a 1-0 win in the NCAA title game against Bentley. Hudak finishes her career with 21 shutouts and a 0.94 goals against average. She now holds the Bloomsburg career mark for saves with 365.

Brozena, a two-time All-American and first team All-PSAC selection, dominated both sides of the ball for Bloomsburg, seeing action at midfield and defense. She had seven goals and five assists on the season, including five game-winning goals. In 2005, she scored the lone Bloomsburg goal in the NCAA Championship game. Brozena finishes her career as a Husky with 16 goals (six game-winners), 17 assists and four defensive saves.

Kropa, a 2006 All-PSAC first team selection, finished as the Huskies second leading scorer for the second straight year. She totaled 23 goals and four assists on the year including the game-winning goal in the NCAA National Championship. Her 23 goals this season are the fourth best total in Bloomsburg history.

Vanartsdalen, a second time All-American and first team All-PSAC selection, was the Huskies leading scorer this season. She racked up 62 points off of 26 goals and 10 assists this year, leading the nation and the PSAC in points scored. Vanartsdalen's 107 career points rank her seventh all-time in school history in just two years of play. In addition, her 62 points this season were the second most for a season in Bloomsburg history.

Witman, a two-time All-PSAC selection, earned her first All-American honor. She ranked fourth on the team with 23 points (10 goals, three assists) this season.

Due, the 2006 PSAC Rookie of the Year, finished the season with four goals and five assists, including two game-winning goals. She also earned second-team All-American honors from womensfieldhockey.com.

Bloskey ended the season with three goals and two assists including the game-winning goal in the 2006 PSAC Championship that gave the Huskies a 1-0 win over rival Shippensburg.

Bloomsburg finished the season a perfect 24-0 winning the Division II National Championship with a 1-0 victory over Bentley College. It was the 13th national title for the Huskies and coach Jan Hutchinson.

Jamie Vanartsdalen Maribeth Brozena Tracey Hudak Jamie Vanartsdalen
Jamie Vanartsdalen
1st team
Maribeth Brozena
1st team
Tracey Hudak
1st team
Venessa Witman
2nd team
Samantha Kropa Chelsea Due Maggey Bloskey
Samantha Kropa
1st team
Chelsea Due
All-Rookie Team
Maggey Bloskey
All-Rookie Team