Nicole Black Named to NFHCA All-Region Second Team

PHILADELPHIA – Senior Nicole Black was selected to the 2007 Longstreth/NFHCA Division I All-Region Second Team. This is the first selection for the forward from Rosemont, Pa. Selections are made by coaches from the five respective regions. Penn is part of the Mid-Atlantic Region.

Black turned in an impressive 2007 campaign, earning a unanimous selection to the All-Ivy First Team. Black’s 11 goals were a team-high and the most by a Quaker since 2003. She had four two-goal games, finding the back of the cage against Dartmouth (9/29), Lock Haven (10/5), Yale (10/19) and Brown (10/27). Four of her goals were game-winners for the Quakers.

Head coach Val Cloud was effusive in her praise of Black.

“Nicole had one of the best scoring seasons in the history of Penn field hockey,” she said, “She kept us in the running for the Ivy League title up until the last game of the season where she scored one of the most incredible goals I have ever seen. Her great speed and skill led to her 11 goals, all of which she created in the open field.”

Black is one of 160 Division I players to be selected as either first or second-team All-Region.

The strength of the Quakers’ schedule is shown by the number of players from teams Penn played in 2007 that were selected as All-Region. 38 women who competed against the Red and Blue were named All-Region, including 11 from other Ivy League schools.

For the complete release of the 2007 Longstreth/NFHCA Division I All-Region Teams, please click here.