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Southern Maine’s Kasbohm Selected for NFHCA Division III Senior Game

Southern Maine’s Kasbohm Selected for NFHCA Division III Senior Game

            GORHAM, Maine – Senior goalkeeper Amanda Kasbohm (York, Maine) of the University of Southern Maine Huskies' field hockey team has been selected to compete in the 2016 Victory Sports Tours/National Field Hockey Coaches' Association (NFHCA) Division III Senior Game on Saturday, November 19 (4:00 p.m.) at William Smith College. 

            A two-time All-Little East Conference selection, Kasbohm earned first team honors as a junior in 2015 after earning third team honors as a sophomore.  In 2015, Kasbohm became the 24th Southern Maine field hockey player to earn All-Region status, earning 2015 NFHCA West Region Second Team Honors.  A two-time William B. Wise Scholar Athlete (2014-2015, 2015-2016), Kasbohm has served as one of the Huskies' captains the last two seasons, and is completing her degree in Marketing.

            "I am thrilled for Amanda as she is very deserving of her selection to the NFHCA Senior Game," noted veteran head coach Bonny Brown Denico.  "She is a tremendous captain both on and off the field. Amanda expects a lot from her teammate and has equally as high expectations of herself.  She is one of the most athletically-talented, and intelligent goalkeepers that I have coached during my 19 seasons, and her selection to the Senior Game is a great honor to a great career. I am very proud of her, and I know that she will represent USM and the Little East very well."

            This season, Kasbohm has a strong 78.7 save percentage and a 2.02 goals against average with 122 saves in 17 games played.  Kasbohm is eighth in the LEC in goals against average, fifth in saves, and third in save percentage. During the 2016 Little East Conference tournament, Kasbohm has posted one victory by shutout, making 14 saves with a 0.50 goals against average. Facing 15 shots on goal over two games, Kasbohm has an outstanding .933 save percentage in the conference tournament.  Presently, Kasbohm is ranked eighth in USM's career goals against average at 2.08, and third in career saves with 522.  She has a career .782 save percentage with 7 career shutouts.

            Kasbohm and the Huskies are back in action on Saturday (2:00 p.m.) at Keene State College.  Southern Maine will face the top-seeded Owls in the 2016 Little East Conference Championship game.  USM advanced to its first LEC title game since the 2007 season as the sixth seed.  Southern Maine moved to the semifinal round after a quarterfinal round upset at second seed Westfield State (2-1).  The Huskies then hosted seventh-seed Bridgewater State on Wednesday in the semifinal round earning a 3-0 shutout.  Southern Maine claimed its only Little East Conference Championship trophy in 2003. KSC earned the top seed in the LEC tourney finishing the 2016 conference season undefeated at 11-00.