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River Hawks athletes inducted into ODK honor society.

Four Field Hockey Student-Athletes Among 66 Students Honored

LOWELL (April 28, 2010) – Four members of the UMass Lowell field hockey teamLizzy Ales (Arlington, MA)Amy Carbon (Bellingham, MA), Kate Hickey (Medway, MA) and Sammy Macy (Tewksbury, MA), along with Brianne Bozzella (Wilmington, MA) and Jamie Gillis (North Billerica, MA)from the women’s soccer team, volleyball player Nichole Rondeau (Dracut, MA) and ice hockey’s Jason DeLuca (East Moriches, NY) were inducted into the University’s chapter of the Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Honor Society on Sunday.

The ceremony honors students for their achievements in academics and leadership, while this year’s induction class featured 66 students from the University community.

Ales, a junior nursing major, is a three-time NFHCA Division II All-Academic Squad honoree and has also been named a Northeast-10 Commissioner’s Gold Scholar.  This season, she saw action in all 24 games and tallied 17 points on the year.  Her eight goals ranked her fourth on the team in scoring.

Carbon, a goalkeeper for the River Hawks has also been named to the NFHCA All-Academic Squad in each of the last three years.  She played in all 24 games this season, making 18 starts on the year.  She amassed a 1.63 GAA and 15-5 record with one shutout in 2009.  She is a finance and marketing major and was honored as field hockey’s representative for National Student-Athlete Day.

Hickey, also a goalkeeper on the field hockey team, is a criminal justice major and was named to the NFHCA All-Academic Squad for the second time in as many seasons.  She saw action in 12 games on the year and made five starts.  She finished the year with a 1.27 GAA and 3-0 record.

Macy was honored as the 2009 NE-10 Conference Player of the Year and was named a Longstreth/NFHCA First Team All-American, as well.  She was selected to the NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team and twice named NE-10 Player of the Week.  She finished the year with 57 points on 25 goals and seven assists.  She notched eight game-winners during the season and enjoyed six multiple-point games, including one hat trick.

Bozzella, a junior Exercise Physiology major, was the women’s soccer team’s representative for National Student-Athlete Day.  She played in 20 of 21 games for the River Hawks tallying six goals and four assists for 16 points on the year, tied for best on the team.  She was an NE-10 All-Academic Team honoree, as well.

Gillis, also an Exercise Physiology major, broke the NCAA Division II Women’s Soccer record for consecutive shutout minutes (1333:20) during the 2009 season.  She was named a First Team All-American for her efforts and was tabbed as an NE-10 All-Academic Team selection.  Her 12 consecutive shutouts this season ties her for third in NCAA history.

Rondeau, a mechanical engineering major, was named the NE-10 Tournament MVP as she helped lift the River Hawks to the 2009 Conference Tournament Championship, 3-2 over the Adelphi Panthers.  The victory was the first in program history and earned the squad their first trip to the NCAA Tournament since 2005.  She tallied 947 assists on the season, averaging 8.31 per game and 220 digs on the year.

DeLuca, a marketing major, appeared in eight games for the River Hawks’ ice hockey team during the 2009-10 season.  The speedy forward contributed to the squad’s third place finish in Hockey East, which was the team’s highest in 14 years.