GILBERT, Ariz.—Coming off a fourth straight New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) regular season title and a third NCAA Tournament appearance since 2016, Babson College had three players earn Longstreth/National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) All-New England East honors on Tuesday.
Riley, who garnered Longstreth/NFHCA All-New England East laurels for the second year in a row, went 19-5 with a 0.94 goals against average, a .786 save percentage and seven shutouts in 24 starts for the Beavers. Her goals against average was the fifth lowest single-season mark in program history and ranked 14th among Division III goalkeepers. Riley also ranked 36th nationally in save percentage and her 19 wins are tied for the second most in Babson single-season history.
An All-NEWMAC first-team pick, Curley collected the first all-region honor of her career after setting new career highs with 22 goals and five assists for 49 points in 24 starts for the Beavers. She ranked 25th in goals in per game (0.92) and 38th in points per game (2.04) while producing six of her seven multi-goal games over Babson's final 12 contests.
Curley's 22 goals are tied for the fifth most in single-season program history, and her 49 points match the highest output by a Babson player since 2012.
One of the top scorers in school history, Roche earned her third straight Longstreth/NFHCA All-New England East nod after finishing with 20 goals and a career-high six assists for 46 points in 24 starts this past fall. She produced four multi-goal games and scored at least once in 16 outings.
Roche is tied for fourth in Babson history with 56 goals and her 127 career points are good for fifth on the program's all-time list. One of just four players in school history to achieve back-to-back 40-point seasons, Roche scored all 56 of her career goals over the final 65 games of her career.
Babson finished the year at 19-5 overall and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament before falling to eventual national champion Middlebury, 2-1.