Molly Dean '13
Field hockey plays in SAA tournament
The field hockey team enjoyed its first season as an associate member of the Southern Athletic Association, participating in the league tournament and winning individual player honors. The Pioneers finished with a 2-15 record under head coach Tiffany Underhill, with both wins coming outside the conference.
Transylvania fell 1-0 to Sewanee: The University of the South in the season-ending first round of the SAA tournament, played in Memphis at Rhodes College.
The Pioneers got their first win when they defeated Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference foe Earlham College 2-0 on Hall Field. Junior forward Kerri Kolarik and sophomore forward Macaulay Schifferdecker each scored for Transylvania. The Pioneers traveled to Wooster College in Ohio and defeated the Scots 2-1 on goals by sophomore back Sara Clark and senior back Brittany Rebalsky.
Senior midfielder Molly Dean and first-year back Kayla Thurlow were named to the All-SAA first team while sophomore keeper Sara Aschbacher was an honorable mention selection. Aschbacher was also a defensive Player of the Week in the SAA.