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Rosenbeck Named to NFHCA All-America Team

KEENE, N.H. 11/28/05 - Keene State College’s Amanda Rosenbeck has been named to the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division III All- America team.

A third-team selection, Rosenbeck, a junior midfielder from Wilder, Vt., emerged as Keene State’s top scorer with 11 goals, six assists, and 28 points. She also led the Owls in game-winning goals (4) and defensive saves (5) this season.

“I was very surprised when I heard about the honor,” said Rosenbeck, who earlier was selected to All-Conference and All-Region teams. “I just tried to work hard and help the team win games.”

Coach Amy Watson, who moved Rosenbeck up from defense to midfield at the start of the season, said the honor was well deserved.

“Amanda was our most valuable player,” said Watson. “I moved her up to help generate offense and she made a huge contribution at both ends of the field. When she was on, we were on.”

Amanda and the Owls persevered through a tough 2005 season that saw the team get off to a tough start and temporarily get uprooted from its home field due to flood conditions. “I think that made this honor and the LEC championship that much sweeter,” said the elementary education/math major. “We had to fight through a lot of obstacles.”

Rosenbeck, who becomes the eighth KSC field hockey player to earn All-America honors, helped the Owls (14-9, 9-2 LEC) capture its second straight LEC championship and NCAA tournament berth this season.

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