November 19, 2013

Jess Rusin and Amanda Danziger Named To 2013 Longstreth/NFHCA All-Mideast Region Team

Quinnipaic seniors Jess Rusin and Amanda Danziger were announced as 2013 Longstreth/NFHCA All-Mideast Region selections, as announced by the NFHCA on Tuesday, Nov. 19. 

Rusin was honored as one of 16 First Team selections while Danziger was named to the Second Team. Rusin and Danziger also represented Quinnipiac as the only MAAC team with two players on the All-Region team. Rusin was previously named the MAAC Co-Player of the Year and Offensive Player of the Year while she and Danziger also received First Team honors.

Rusin completed an incredible senior season that capped of one of the prolific scoring careers in Quinnipiac history. The senior forward tallied a program single-season record with 17 goals and 39 points on her way to breaking the career records in both categories. Rusin finished her career with 38 goals and 90 points, both all-time records at Quinnipiac. 

Danziger was named the MAAC Tournament Most Valuable Player after her penalty-stroke goal stood as the game-winner in the conference championship game against Robert Morris, giving the Bobcats their eighth conference championship all-time. The senior defensive star tallied career-highs in goals (5), assists (9) and points (19) while also record second on the team with five defensive saves. In addition, three of her five goals this season registered as game-winners. 

Quinnipiac captured the MAAC Regular-Season and Tournament Championships in the first year of the conference's existence. In addition, the field hockey team were the first program at Quinnipiac to win either a regular season or tournament championship as members of the MAAC.