Four Demon Deacons Earn NFHCA All-Region Honors
Valerie Dahmen was one of four Deacons named to the NFHCA All-Region Teams.
Nov. 30, 2015

Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@WakeHockey)

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Four Wake Forest field hockey players were named to the 2015 Longstreth/NFCHA All-Region teams as announced by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association on Monday.

Valerie Dahmen and Jess Newak earned All-South Region First Team accolades while Jule Grashoff and Kali Vicars each were named to the All-South Region Second Team.

Dahmen finished the season with 103 saves to earn her first career All-South Region honor. She ranked in the top five in the ACC in goals against average (1.73), save percentage (.757) and saves per game (5.42). Her save percentage was ranked 14th in the NCAA. She was a three-time ACC Defensive Player of the Week selection in 2015. Dahmen also represented Wake Forest in the NFHCA Div. I Senior Game.

Newak was a First Team All-South Region selection in 2015 after being named to the second team a year ago. She was also a First Team All-ACC selection and was picked to the NFHCA Div. I Senior Game. Newak led the team with 32 points on 12 goals and eight assists this season. She tied for the team lead with three game-winning goals.

Grashoff capped off a stellar rookie campaign with a selection to the Second Team All-South Region. She led the team with 13 goals and also added five assists. She was a Second Team All-ACC honoree. She was named ACC Player of the Week on Sept. 15 after assisting both goals in Wake Forest’s win at No. 4 Duke to open ACC play.

Vicars was a key piece of the Wake Forest midfield this season and earned a spot on the All-South Region Second Team. Vicars tallied six points on two goals and two assists for the Deacons in her senior campaign.



Wake Forest finished the season with a 13-6 overall record. The Demon Deacons went 4-2 in ACC play to tie for the program record with four league wins. Wake Forest advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the third-straight year and the 15th time overall and finished the year ranked No. 7 in the NFHCA poll.