JMU roundup: Allaband earns ECAC honors

DANBURY, Conn. — James Madison University field hockey senior back Dana Allaband added another honor to her name Thursday as the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) named her to the 2014 Division I Field Hockey All-Star Second Team.

The teams were compiled through a vote of ECAC Division I member institution representatives.

Earlier this postseason, Allaband earned the title of 2014 Colonial Athletic Association Defender of the Year alongside All-CAA First Team and CAA All-Tournament Team accolades. The National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) also named her to the All-South Region First Team following her senior campaign. She finished her career with 29 assists, tied for the sixth-most all-time in JMU history.

Allaband was one of three CAA players named to the All-Star Second Team. She was joined by Delaware’s sophomore midfielder Esmee Peet and Hofstra’s senior forward Jonel Boileau.

JMU compiled a 12-8 record in 2014 and appeared in the CAA tournament for the first time since 2012. The fourth-seeded Dukes toppled top-seeded No. 18 Northeastern 3-0 en route to the CAA title game for Head Coach Christy Morgan’s 150th career victory. In its first championship game appearance since 2008, Madison came up just short, falling 2-1 to second-seeded Delaware.