Deacs Place Four on All-South Region Team
Lizzie Rae has now been named All-Region in each of her first three seasons with the Deacs.

Nov. 17, 2011

Four Wake Forest field hockey players have been selected to the 2011 Longstreth/NFHCA Division I All-South Region Team, as announced by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association.

Junior Lizzie Rae and freshman Anna Kozniuk both earned First Team All-South Region honors, while seniors Emily Cummings and Lauren Greenwald were both named Second Team.

Rae has now earned All-Region honors for the third consecutive year, as she earned First Team honors as a sophomore in 2010 and Second Team honors as a freshman in 2009. A native of Christchurch, New Zealand, Rae led the team in 2011 with 13 goals and 31 points. Both of those totals, along with her five assists, were all career highs for a single season. She capped off the season with her only hat trick of the season in a 4-3 win over Boston College in the quarterfinals of the ACC Field Hockey Championship.

Hailing from North Vancouver, Canada, Kozniuk earned the award in just her first season with the Demon Deacons. She spent the majority of her time in the backfield, helping Wake Forest put together a 1.83 goals against average. However, Kozniuk also helped on offense with a team-high seven assists and four goals. Two of her goals were game-winners, as one came in overtime against Louisville and one came in overtime at Princeton.

Cummings, who is in her fifth year with the team after using a redshirt in 2008, has now been named All-Region for the third time in her career. She was named First Team All-South Region as both a redshirt junior in 2010 and as a true freshman in 2007. From Johnson City, N.Y., Cummings ended the year with five goals, including a hat trick in a 7-1 victory over Delaware.

Greenwald has now earned All-Region accolades for the second consecutive season after being named First Team All-South Region as a junior in 2010. Greenwald teamed with Kozniuk to help Wake Forest give up just 34 goals in 19 games on the season as a defender. The Carlsbad, Calif., native was one of just two Demon Deacons to start all 19 contests on the year, and she ended the season with a goal and seven assists.



Wake Forest ended the season with a 10-9 overall record and had won eight consecutive games before bowing out in the semifinals of the ACC Field Hockey Championship to top-ranked North Carolina 2-1.
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