December 9, 2009
Maggey Bloskey Named D-II Field Hockey Athlete of the Year
BLOOMSBURG--Bloomsburg University field hockey player Maggey Bloskey (Danville/Danville) has added another award to her growing list of post-season honors. She has been named the field hockey nominee for the Division II Athlete of the Year by Board of the Collegiate Women Sports Award sponsored by the American Honda Motor Company.
Bloskey will now be on the ballot with 11 other sport winners to determine the 2009-10 Division II Athlete of the Year award. The presentation of the award will be made on June 21, 2010 in Los Angeles.
Bloskey, who was also named the national Player of the Year by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) and was a first team All-American, 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 womensfieldhockey.com. Bloskey was also selected the 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.
To celebrate this nomination American Honda Motor Co., Inc. will donate $1,000 to the women's athletic scholarship fund at Bloomsburg.
Bloomsburg finished the year with a record of 22-1 for retiring head coach Jan Hutchinson. The Huskies won their fourth straight NCAA Division II title and the 16th in school history.