Barminski, Hallacker Earn All-Landmark Recognition

Barminski, Hallacker Earn All-Landmark Recognition

TOWSON, Md. — Lizzie Barminski (Ventura, Calif./Buena) became the first player from Goucher to earn first-team all-conference honors since the year 2000 when the 2015 All-Landmark Conference Field Hockey Team was released this morning.

Barminski, who was the Rookie of the Year in the Landmark Conference in 2013 and a second-team all-conference selection last season, was one of 12 players that were placed on this year's All-Landmark first team through balloting by the conference's eight head coaches.

The junior midfielder started all 16 games and was the leading scorer for the Gophers in 2015 as she supplied head coach Megan Williams' squad with 12 goals and four assists. Only four players in the conference scored more goals than Barminski.

The last time Goucher had a first-team selection in the sport of field hockey was when Jeannie Gosheff was made the top unit on the 2000 All-Capital Athletic Conference Field Hockey Team.

Goucher had a second player on this year's All-Landmark Field Hockey Team in junior defender Danielle Hallacker (Freehold, N.J./Freehold Twp.), one of 12 second-team selections. She also was in the starting line-up for the Gophers for all 16 games and led the team with a pair of defensive saves.

"I'm very proud of Lizzie and Dani for their accomplishments this season and the way that they have helped to continue to lead this team forward," commented Williams, who guided the Gophers to a 10-6 record in her fourth season as head coach. "They certainly are dominant in their positions and have worked hard to showcase that within our conference.

"They are representing not only themselves on All-Landmark, but also all 26 of our players who have worked together this season to bring us to a much better place within the conference. The team is already excited for all the possibilities that exist for them next season."

For the complete 2015 All-Landmark Conference Field Hockey Team, click HERE.