ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Belmont Abbey freshman Angelina Perrone has been named to the Synapse Sports All-America Rookie Team, the website announced recently.
A native of Islip, N.Y., Perrone was a second-team All-ECAC Field Hockey League selection after scoring three goals and adding five assists in 2017. She was twice named Rookie of the Week in the league, adding overall ECAC Rookie of the Week honors once. Perrone needed just four shots to record the fourth hat trick in school history on October 9, a 6-3 win over Molloy. Both of her assists came five days earlier in a home matchup against Queens, the Crusaders' first victory in four meetings with their local rivals.
Belmont Abbey more than doubled its win total this season, improving from three to seven victories in the span of a year. The Crusaders were in contention for a spot in the league tournament until the final day, but fell just short.