Nov. 16, 2012
EAST LANSING, Mich. - Michigan State sophomores Abby Barker and Becky Stiles have been named 2012 Longstreth /National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division I First Team All-West Region selections.
Barker, a forward, started in all 20 games this season. She led the Spartans in goals and points for the second consecutive season, netting 18 goals and assisting on three (39 points). Barker scored the only Spartan goal in the overtime Big Ten Tournament game against Iowa. The forward scored two goals in games against Maine, Louisville, Indiana, Michigan, and Central Michigan. Barker recorded a season high five points in the win against Indiana, assisting on one goal and scoring twice in the 3-0 win.
Stiles was chosen to be part of the United States U21 Squad at the Pan American Championships in Guadalajara, Mexico, and missed five games as a part of participating in that tournament. Stiles, provided a big lift to her team upon her return to the lineup, and the midfielder scored the game-winning goal against Kent State as well as assisted on Barker's goal.
WEST REGION - First Team
Chelsea Armstrong (Northwestern University)
Abby Barker (Michigan State University)
Jessica Barnett (University of Iowa)
Danica Deckard (Ohio State University)
Sarah Drake (University of Iowa)
Becky Dru (Stanford University)
Morgan Fleetwood (Indiana University)
Kelsey Harbin (Stanford University)
Lara Kruggel (University of California)
Rachel Mack (University of Michigan)
Kathleen McGraw (University of Iowa)
Nikki Parsley (Northwestern University)
Tara Puffenberger (Northwestern University)
Becky Stiles (Michigan State University)
Marike Stribos (University of Iowa)
Amber Thomas (University of Louisville)