WINTHROP, Mass. - Junior Kathryn Albretsen (Cotuit, Mass.) and sophomore Olivia Bloom (Annapolis, Md.) both earned recognition as members of the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) All-Conference Third Team, the league announced on Monday. Sophomore Mary-Kait Mace (Canton, N.Y.) also earned recognition as a member of the GNAC All-Sportsmanship Team.
Throughout an injury ridden season, Kathryn Albretsen still managed to put up exceptional statistics, leading her team in goals (40), points (43), free position goals (15), and shots (68). The junior midfielder started 10 games for the Cadets on the year, scoring at least two goals in every one of those games. Her season-high came on March 20 and April 3 when she tallied six goals against Emmanuel and St. Joseph (Conn.). This is the second All-Conference award of Albretsen's career, as she earned Second Team honors a year ago.
Olivia Bloom started twelve games during her sophomore campaign but missed the final three games of the season due to injury. Bloom recorded at least one goal in all twelve of her appearances, on her way to a 38-goal season. She set a new career high in goals scored in a game, tallying five goals on three separate occasions.
Selected as Norwich's representative to the All-Sportsmanship Team, Mary-Kait Mace put together a solid sophomore season and provided a steady force for the Cadets in the midfield all season. Mace started all 15 games for the Cadets this season, scoring 12 goals and dishing out 4 assists. She led the team with 36 ground balls on the year and 17 caused turnovers. The All-Sportsmanship Team was established by the GNAC to honor one student-athlete from each team in the conference for outstanding dedication to sportsmanship, fair play, and a positive attitude.
Norwich finished their 2018 with the program's fifth straight trip to postseason play, before being defeated by Mount Ida in the GNAC Quarterfinals by a 19-8 final score.