Field Hockey Signs Five Student-Athletes To National Letters of Intent

HAMDEN, Conn. - Quinnipiac field hockey head coach Becca Main Kohli has announced the signing of five student-athletes to National Letters of Intent for the 2011 season. Joining the Bobcats in the fall are Nikki Schultz (Cortland Manor, N.Y.), Megan Conaboy (Clarks Summit, Pa.), Danielle Allan (Pompton Lakes, N.J.), Emily Dillon (Canton, Mass.) and Charlotte Ryan (London, UK).

Schultz comes to Quinnipiac from Lakeland (N.Y.) High School where she played for the Hudson Valley club team. Last season, Schultz scored three goals and assisted on six more in helping Lakeland to an 18-0-1 regular season record while the Hornets also posted 9-0-1 mark in league play.

"I chose Quinnipiac University for my college and field hockey career because I feel it is the best school to keep a perfect balance between academics and field hockey," Schultz said. "I love the campus and everything about Quinnipiac and I can't wait to enroll as a freshman in the fall! I'm looking forward to a new environment and having an awesome and fun time playing field hockey. I'm looking to accomplish success in both academics and field hockey and to grow as a person. I feel that Quinnipiac is the absolute best school for me to achieve everything I want to and more in my four years of college."



Conaboy, a goalkeeper, joins the Bobcats after a successful career at Abington Heights (Pa.) High School. Conaboy led the Wyoming Valley Conference in saves and was named to the Pennsylvania Field Hockey Coaches Association All-State Team

"I chose Quinnipiac because of its high academic standards. It has a great Athletic Training program, which is my intended major," Conaboy explained. "I have always wanted to play field hockey at the Division I level and I feel Quinnipiac is the best place for me to have a successful career. I look forward to the challenges of college classes. I am excited to be a part of the field hockey program and hope to contribute to the success of the team. I am looking forward to the friendships that will be made along the way."


(Conaboy (center) signs a NLI to play at Quinnipiac in 2011)


Allan will join the Bobcats for the 2011 season after consecutive North Jersey Field Hockey Player of the Year honors. Allan led Pompton Lakes (N.J.) to a 20-2 record and the No. 1 ranking in the North Jersey Top 5 poll as the Cardinals captured the Northeast Field Hockey League Division 1 Championship for the fourth consecutive year.

"I picked Quinnipiac University for my college and field hockey career because when I visited the school, I felt that this was the place where I would be given the opportunity to excel," Allan said. "Academically, Quinnipiac University offers courses for the career I plan to pursue, which is physical therapy. As far as field hockey, the Quinnipiac program is exactly what I was looking for. The coaches and players made me feel at home, and I look forward to being a part of the Bobcat family."

Allan scored a Pompton Lakes record 56 goals in 2010 and also set the career marks in goals (144) and assists (56). Allan's career goal mark broke the record held by former Quinnipiac stand-out Danielle Avenoso '09.

Dillon was last season's Hockomock (Mass.) League Most Valuable Player after guiding Canton (Mass.) to the Division 2 South Championship. Dillon, a three-time Hockomock League All-Star, tallied 14 goals and six assists in her final year at Canton.

"I chose Quinnipiac University as my college choice because of the highly rated physical therapy program, as well as the location in New England," Dillon said. "I also loved the campus layout along with the University's reputation."

Allan will join the Bobcats for the 2011 season after consecutive North Jersey Field Hockey Player of the Year honors. Allan led Pompton Lakes (N.J.) to a 20-2 record and the No. 1 ranking in the North Jersey Top 5 poll as the Cardinals captured the Northeast Field Hockey League Division 1 Championship for the fourth consecutive year.

"I picked Quinnipiac University for my college and field hockey career because when I visited the school, I felt that this was the place where I would be given the opportunity to excel," Allan said. "Academically, Quinnipiac University offers courses for the career I plan to pursue, which is physical therapy. As far as field hockey, the Quinnipiac program is exactly what I was looking for. The coaches and players made me feel at home, and I look forward to being a part of the Bobcat family."

Allan scored a Pompton Lakes record 56 goals in 2010 and also set the career marks in goals (144) and assists (56). Allan's career goal mark broke the record held by former Quinnipiac stand-out Danielle Avenoso '09.

Dillon was last season's Hockomock (Mass.) League Most Valuable Player after guiding Canton (Mass.) to the Division 2 South Championship. Dillon, a three-time Hockomock League All-Star, tallied 14 goals and six assists in her final year at Canton.

"I chose Quinnipiac University as my college choice because of the highly rated physical therapy program, as well as the location in New England," Dillon said. "I also loved the campus layout along with the University's reputation."

Allan will join the Bobcats for the 2011 season after consecutive North Jersey Field Hockey Player of the Year honors. Allan led Pompton Lakes (N.J.) to a 20-2 record and the No. 1 ranking in the North Jersey Top 5 poll as the Cardinals captured the Northeast Field Hockey League Division 1 Championship for the fourth consecutive year.

"I picked Quinnipiac University for my college and field hockey career because when I visited the school, I felt that this was the place where I would be given the opportunity to excel," Allan said. "Academically, Quinnipiac University offers courses for the career I plan to pursue, which is physical therapy. As far as field hockey, the Quinnipiac program is exactly what I was looking for. The coaches and players made me feel at home, and I look forward to being a part of the Bobcat family."

Allan scored a Pompton Lakes record 56 goals in 2010 and also set the career marks in goals (144) and assists (56). Allan's career goal mark broke the record held by former Quinnipiac stand-out Danielle Avenoso '09.

Dillon was last season's Hockomock (Mass.) League Most Valuable Player after guiding Canton (Mass.) to the Division 2 South Championship. Dillon, a three-time Hockomock League All-Star, tallied 14 goals and six assists in her final year at Canton.

"I chose Quinnipiac University as my college choice because of the highly rated physical therapy program, as well as the location in New England," Dillon said. "I also loved the campus layout along with the University's reputation."

Ryan comes to Quinnipiac from London, England where she played scholastically for the Streatham and Clapman School. A goalkeeper, Ryan was a member of the England National Team prior to deciding to attend Quinnipiac.














(Charlotte Ryan signs an NLI to join the Bobcats in 2011)

"I chose Quinnipiac University for my college and field hockey career as it was one of the few colleges I visited that was full of friendly people and had a strong field hockey team," Ryan explained. "As well as great academics, Quinnipiac University offered me many other opportunities that I would not have been able to get elsewhere.I most look forward to living life 3000 miles away from home and having my college experience in a different country. I look forward to making lots of new friends and playing field hockey in a different kind of light."