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Junior forward Gabby Kozlowski and junior goalkeeper Christie O'Hara garnered 2011 Longstreth/NFHCA Division I All-Mideast Region Second Team honors.
Courtesy: Peter DeSandis

Kozlowski, O'Hara Earn 2011 Longstreth/NFHCA Division I All-Region Honors

Courtesy: Columbia University Athletics
          Release: 11/17/2011
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NEW YORK - Columbia field hockey juniors Gabby Kozlowski and Christie O'Hara earned 2011 Longstreth/NFHCA Division I All-Mideast Region Second Team honors as announced by the NFHCA on Thursday.

"We are happy Gabby and Christie received recognition for their performances this season," Columbia head field hockey coach Marybeth Freeman said. "Having them not only represent our Columbia program, but the region as well, indicates how pivotal these two student-athletes were in contributing to our successes this season."

Kozlowski has now earned All-Mideast Region Second Team accolades in back-to-back-seasons. She was an all-region standout as a sophomore in 2010 when she set the Columbia single-season scoring record with 16 goals. Kozlowski was also a unanimous All-Ivy League First Team selection for the second straight year. She finished the season with team highs of 10 goals, 22 points and 63 shots. She also had two assists and two game-winners. Her 10 goals marked her second straight year in double-digit scoring (16 goals in 2010). She is tied for fourth in the Ivy League in goals and eighth in points and her 63 shots are the fourth most in the conference. Kozlowski was named Ivy League Player of the Week Honors on Oct. 25 after she recorded two goals and one assist in Columbia's 4-2 win over Dartmouth. She finished the season with 30 career goals, moving her into second place on Columbia's all-time scoring list. Her 65 career points rank third in Columbia field hockey history.

O'Hara garnered all-region honors for the first time in her career. The Lions' standout goalkeeper had a banner year in 2011 and also earned All-Ivy honors for the first time. She ranked among the top goalkeepers in the nation in saves and save percentage. Her career-high 120 saves ranks third in the Ivy League and her 8.00 saves-per-game average is tied for the 10th-best mark in the nation. O'Hara's career-best .784 save percentage ranks second in the Ivy League and seventh in the country. She was one of the league's most consistent performers on a weekly basis as she was named to the Weekly Honor Roll six times. O'Hara recorded her second career shutout in Columbia's thrilling 1-0 shootout win over Lafayette on Oct. 25. She has 281 career saves and ranks fourth on the Lions' all-time list.

Earlier this month, Columbia received six All-Ivy League selections - the most in a single season in program history. Kozlowski, O'Hara, and Leti Freaney earned First Team All-Ivy honors. Carson Christus and Katie DeSandis were named to the All-Ivy Second Team and Paige Simmons was an Honorable Mention All-Ivy League selection.

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