Earlham field hockey earns five All-NCAC selections

Sofia Salvatore, Meg Murphy, Denise Bergdolt, Hannah Grushon and Olivia Layne

RICHMOND, Ind. – Five members of the Earlham College field hockey team earned recognition from the North Coast Athletic Conference for their efforts during the 2019 season. Junior forward/midfielder Sofia Salvatore (Miami, Fla./Coral Gables) and sophomore goalkeeper Meg Murphy (Chico, Calif./Chico Senior) were named All-NCAC First Team. Sophomore forward Denise Bergdolt (Mannheim, Germany/Feudenheim-Gymnasium Mannheim) and freshman forward/midfielder Hannah Grushon (Oakwood, Ohio/Oakwood) were tabbed as All-NCAC Second Team. Sophomore midfield/defense Olivia Layne (Chico, Calif./Pleasant Valley) earned All-NCAC Honorable Mention.

Salvatore appeared in and started 18 games for the Quakers. She had three goals, six assists and accounted for 12 points on the season. Her shot on goal percentage was .714. She ranked tied for second in the NCAC for assists.

Murphy started in all 19 games on the season. She accumulated 1163:18 minutes in goal while only allowing 27 goals the whole season. This was an average of 1.39 goals per game. She totaled 81 saves for a save percentage of .750 and had four shutouts. Her save number ranked fourth in conference and save percentage ranked fifth. Murphy also ranked fifth in goals against in conference and fourth in goals against average.

Bergdolt started in all 19 games for the Quakers. She scored nine goals and accounted for 18 points on the season. She took 90 shots on the season which ranked second in conference. Of her 90 shots, 45 were on goal for a .500 percentage. She had two game winning goals for Earlham.

Grushon appeared in 18 games for the Quakers and starting 16 of them. She scored five goals and tallied 10 points on the season. Grushon had four game winning goals throughout the season.

Layne appeared and started all 19 games for the season. She scored three goals and assisted on two goals. She totaled eight points for the season. Her shot percentage was .471. Layne took 13 more shots than she did last season to help score two more goals this season and had seven more shots on goal than she did last year.

Earlham finished the season 9-10 overall and 3-5 in the NCAC. The team finished with the most wins in a season since 1993. The Quakers also garnered the most NCAC selections since the 2008-09 academic year with five. Earlham returns the entire roster for next season since they had no seniors.