Bloomsburg Field Hockey
November 24, 2009

Bloskey and Due Earn Player of the Year Honors

BLOOMSBURG--Bloomsburg University field hockey standout Maggey Bloskey (Danville/Danville) has been named the NFHCA (National Field Hockey Coaches Association)/Longstreth National Division II Player of the Year after leading the Huskies to their fourth consecutive national championship and 16th in school history. In addition, Chelsea Due (Pen Argyl/Pen Argyl) and Amanda Riley (Tannersville/Pocono Mountain East) were named first team All-Americans by the NFHCA with Caitlyn Koczynski (Yardley/Neshaminy) earning second team honors.

Maggey Bloskey also handed out its end of the season awards and Due was named the National Player of the Year and first team All-American, while Riley was the Division II Offensive Most Valuable Player and first team All-American. Also earning second team All-American honors were, Bloskey, Aubrey Carman (Dallastown/Dallastown) and Koczynski.

Bloskey, who was also named first team All-American by the NFHCA, finished second on the Huskies in scoring with 15 goals and a team-high 12 assists, which is tied for the 12th best single season mark in school history. She had a great post-season scoring two goals and getting one assist in the national semi-finals against Shippensburg and also scored the game winning goal in overtime against Shippensburg in the PSAC title game. She was named both second team All-PSAC East in 2009 as well as a second team All-American by Bloskey was also named MVP of the PSAC Championships and was selected to the NCAA All-Tournament team.

Her reputation as a big game performer extends back to the 2008 NCAA national semi-finals when she scored all three goals for the Huskies, including the game winner in overtime, against the Lady Raiders. She finished her career with 45 goals, tied for 10th all-time in school history, and 19 assists. Her 109 career points rank as the ninth best mark in school history.

Chelsea Due

Due, a senior, earned her third consecutive first team All-American honor after leading the Huskies to their fourth straight Division II national title. Due was fifth on the team in scoring with eight goals and four assists, and she helped on the defensive end as well, leading a Huskies team that allowed just 19 goals this entire season. In addition, Due was named first team All-PSAC for the fourth time in her career. She was named the 2009 PSAC Player of the Year and was named the PSAC Rookie of the Year in 2006. Due finished her career at Bloomsburg with 33 goals and 25 assists, 10th all-time in school history.

Riley, a sophomore who earned her first All-American honor, led the nation in both points with 62 and in goals scored with 27. Those marks ranked fourth-best in Bloomsburg history. She has also assisted on eight others for Bloomsburg and scored two goals in the Huskies win in the national title game over UMass-Lowell. She earned the PSAC East Player of the Week award the final three weeks of the season.

Koczynski, a senior, earned her first All-American honor this season. She finished third in the nation with a save percentage of .806 and second in Division II in goals against average at 0.91 while making 79 saves and posting two shutouts.

Carman, a senior, earned All-American honors for the first time in her career after anchoring a Bloomsburg defense that allowed just 19 goals during the season and only six shots per game. Carman led the team in defensive saves with three, and chipped in the offensive end as well, scoring three a goal and assisting on two others.

Bloomsburg the year finished 22-1 for retiring head coach Jan Hutchinson.