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Rutgers Field Hockey’s Daphne Groothuis Named Second Team All-American

The sophomore caps a tremendous season with a great honor

Rich Graesle/Rutgers Athletics

On Tuesday, Rutgers field hockey sophomore midfielder Daphne Groothuis was named a Second Team All-American by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association. She becomes the second Rutgers female athlete to do so this fall, joining women’s soccer sophomore forward Amirah Ali, who was named a Second Team All-American last week.

Groothuis had a landmark season for the Scarlet Knights, leading the team with 12 goals, 13 assists and 37 points. An All-Big Ten First Team selection, she tied for the conference lead in assists and was tied for fourth in Division I as well. Her season point total was the sixth most in program history and was the seventh highest single season goal total as well.

Her efforts this past season were a major reason that Rutgers finished 13-6 and advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1986. Having just completed her sophomore season, the Netherlands native is well on her way to becoming a Rutgers field hockey legend. She already ranks seventh in program history for assists with 21 and eighth in points with 59 with two seasons of eligibility remaining.

Groothuis is the first All-American for field hockey since Amy Lewis also made Second Team in 2008.

Highlights from her tremendous season on the banks: