March 13, 2013

Field Hockey Head Coach Becca Main Announces The Addition Of Six Newcomers To 2013 Squad

Quinnipiac field hockey head coach Becca Main has announced the addition of six newcomers to the Bobcats for the 2013 season. Angie King (South Windsor, Conn.), Casey Keifer (Bangor, Pa.), Evonna Ackourey (Dallas, Pa.), Lily Shermo (Luzerne, Pa.), Lea Dietrichs (Lueneberg, Germany) and Allison Tanner (Short Hills, N.J.) will join the Bobcats next season. 

Evonna Ackourey

Main on Ackourey: " Simply put, Evonna can put the ball in the net.  She is a very quick and active forward and she comes from former Bobcat stand-out midfielder, Lauren Zimniski's high school in PA.  We had Evonna at several of our Bobcat clinics and camps and she has made extensive progress over the last few years.  Evonna should see some active playing time in her freshman season."

Angie King


Main on King: "We have watched Angie compete for a few years and we have always been

excited about her strength around the ball and her competitiveness. She has been on a South Windsor team that has done very well in the past few years and we are looking to have Angie train in the midfield as a freshman to work on her strength in passing.  We really feel the more touches Angie can get the better she will be able to lead transition in the midfield."

Casey Kiefer

Main on Kiefer: "Casey is a strong goalkeeper that hails from a very elite area of field hockey in Pennsylvania.  She has a steady sense about herself in the cage and we feel she can be a contributor in her freshman campaign.  We found her at our Clinics and Camps and because we have had an extensive amount of time to coach her we are confident she can make an immediate impact in the net."

Lily Shemo
  • Hometown: Luzerne, PA
  • High School: Wyoming Valley West
  • Intended Major: Athletic Training/Sports Medicine
  • Position/QU Jersey: Defense #20
  • Club: KaPow
  • 2012 All-State Honorable Mention
  • 2012 Academic All-American
  • 2011, 2012 All-Star First Team
  • 2012 All-Conference Second Team
  • 2012 National Indoor Field Hockey Tournament First Place
  • 2011, 2010 High School District Champions
  • National Honors Society for four years.
  • Parents:  John Shemo and Marlane Zlotek, two brothers, Luke (21) Jake (14) and one sister, Lucy (16).
Main on Shemo: "Lily has a great defensive minded attitude and very strong High School
background.  We feel she has wonderful strength that we are looking forward to seeing her be a great addition to our backfield.  Lily has a strong stick on her tackles and takes and we feel she will fit nicely with our current defenders to help form the backbone on defense."

Lea Dietrichs

  • Hometown: Lueneburg, Germany
  • High School: Gymnasium Oedeme
  • Intended Major: Advertising/Marketing
  • Position/QU Jersey: Midfield/Attack #5
  • 2011 Hessenschildmeister field 
  • 2011/2012 Federal State Champion of Hamburg indoor
  • 2012 Federal State Champion of Hamburg field
  • 2012 4th place  2. Bundesliga field
  • 2012/2013 Federal State Champion of Hamburg indoor
  • 2009 - 2011 : Team of the year in Lueneburg with the HCL( athlete honor)
  • 2008 - 2011: U 16 Federal State Hamburg
  • Parents: Elissa and Stephan Dietrichs, sister Lynn
Main on Dietrichs: " The moment we saw our first film on Lea we knew she was a player that could make an immediate impact in our midfield. She has excellent stamina and has been playing field hockey since she was very young.  Lea has a knack for the net and we would look to her to put the ball in the back of the cage often."

Allison Tanner
  • Hometown: Short Hills, NJ
  • High School: Millburn High School
  • Intended Major: Athletic Training
  • Position/QU Jersey #: Defense #24
  • Club Team: New Heights
  • 2012 - First Team Defense Essex-Union All Conference Award
  • Second Team Defense All Super Essex Conference
  • Coaches Award
  • Parents: Peggy and Gordon Tanner
Main on Tanner: "Allison comes to us from a strong club program and a very academically elite high school.  We are very excited about Allison because she is a mature thinker and has an outstanding defensive reach.  She is a true defender that communicates well for her age and we are going to implement her immediately into our defensive set-ups and outletting from the backfield".