Liberty Lady Flames senior captain Helen Doolittle is one of 38 seniors across the country selected to play in the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division I Senior Game.
The game will take place this Saturday at 3 p.m. between the national semifinals and NCAA Championship game at the University of Maryland. Doolittle is the lone NorPac representative to compete in the senior game.
The senior midfielder finished the season tied for fifth on the team with five goals. Doolittle added three assists to finish sixth on the squad with 13 points for the 2014 campaign. Doolittle is one of six Liberty seniors that are left from the program's inaugural recruiting class. The senior helped guide the Lady Flames to their second consecutive NCAA tournament appearance after upsetting the No. 4 Stanford Cardinal in the NorPac Championship for the second year in a row. Doolittle aided in anchoring the team in Liberty's 3-1 victory over Richmond in the NCAA Play-In game, marking the first NCAA tournament victory in program history.
To go along with the success on the field, Doolittle was named the recipient of the Sheryl Johnson Academic Excellence Award after holding a perfect 4.00 GPA. Already a summa cum laude graduate with a Bachelor of Science in interdisciplinary studies, Doolittle is currently working toward a Masters of Arts degree in human services counseling (marriage and family concentration). Doolittle was also tabbed to the All-Academic Team for the third consecutive year.
The Lancaster, Pa. native finished with 18 goals and 10 assists in her four year career, including seven game-winning goals. Doolittle finished her career with a .546 percentage in shots on goal.
The selection marks the first time in program history that a Lady Flame has been selected to compete in the Senior Game.
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