Montclair, NJ (11/22/11) – Senior Chelsea Keelen (Tinton Falls, NJ / Middletown South) was among the 48 players named to the 2011 Longstreth / NFHCA Division III All-American Team announced on Tuesday. Keelen was named to the Third Team.
A First-Team NFHCA All-Region and All-NJAC selection, Keelen becomes the eighth player in school history to earn All-America honors and the second defender as she joins 2003 selection Jen Carbonaro for that distinction.
Keelen was an integral part in one of the best seasons in
Montclair State history as the Red Hawks finished 19-3, setting a new
school record for victories while advancing to the second round of the
NCAA Division III Field Hockey Championship.
Keelen anchored one of the top defensive units in the nation as the Red Hawks allowed just 28 goals this season and 185 shots, an average of 8.4 per contest. The Red Hawks rank 20th in Division III in goals against average (1.24). Keelen also added two goals and an assist offensively.