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Posted on Thu, Nov 24, 2011 : 9:15 a.m.

Two Michigan field hockey players earn All-American honors and more notes

By Matt Durr

After helping lead Michigan to a Big Ten Conference title and a quarterfinal appearance in the NCAA field hockey tournament, Bryn Bain and Rachel Mack earned All-American honors.

In her final season with Michigan, Bain scored seven goals and added nine assists including two game-winners. The second team selection is the first time in her career that she received an All-American award.

Mack earned third-team honors for the second straight season and became the ninth player in program history to achieve multiple All-American selections. Mack scored 17 goals, had three assists and led the Wolverines in goals and points.

Both players were first-team All-Big Ten selections. The All-American honors were selected by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association.

Trio of EMU player earn weekly MAC awards
Men’s basketball senior Darrell Lampley earned his first career Mid-American Conference West Division Player of the Week honor on Monday. Lampley led Eastern Michigan in scoring in three games last week, helping the Eagles to a 2-1 record in that span. The Eagles take on Michigan State on Sunday at noon at the EMU Convocation Center.

Junior swimmer Brianna Emig was named the MAC Swimmer of the Week for the second time in her career. Emig won two meets for the Eagles and set a blistering pace while doing it. In the 500 freestyle, Emig finished with a time of 4:54.90, and in the 200 freestyle she came in at 1:52.15. It is the second time in her career that Emig has won the award.

EMU quarterback Alex Gillett was named the MAC Scholar Athlete of the Week after his performance against Buffalo. The junior threw for 234 yards and four touchdowns while running for 89 yards. The award is handed out to athletes who excel on the field and have a cumulative grade point average above 3.0. Gillett has a GPA of 3.43 and majors in biology. This was the second time Gillett won the award.

EMU volleyball players selected to All-MAC team
Four players from the Eastern Michigan volleyball team have earned All-MAC honors for their work this season. Senior libero Haley Stein was named the MAC Defensive Player of the Year as well as being named to the All-MAC first team. The Carleton native finished her career second in program history in career digs.

Joining Stein on the first team were senior Ashley Mason and junior Rachel Iaquaniello. Mason recently became the all-time leader in sets played for the Eagles and finishes her career second in assists.

Iaquaniello finished the season second in the MAC in kills per set and points per set. A native of Plymouth, Iaquaniello is fourth in program history in career kills.

Middle blocker Megan Crawshaw was named to the All-Freshmen team after being a key contributor to her club all season. The freshmen played in 97 sets for the Eagles and had 111 kills and 65 blocks.

Upcoming home schedule:


Michigan volleyball - 7 p.m. vs. Ohio State at Cliff Keen Arena

Michigan hockey - 7:35 p.m. vs. Northwestern at Yost Arena


Michigan football - noon vs. Ohio State at Michigan Stadium


Eastern Michigan men’s basketball - noon vs. Michigan State at Convocation Center

Michigan hockey - 3:05 vs. Union at Yost Arena