3 Liberty field hockey players voted preseason All-BIG EAST
Liberty junior defender/midfielder Ashley Dykema was honored as the BIG EAST Field Hockey Preseason Defensive Player of the Year for a second straight year and also unanimously earned preseason all-conference honors.
Junior midfielder/forward Jill Bolton was unanimously tabbed to the preseason All-BIG EAST squad. Lady Flames senior goalkeeper Allison Schaefer also garnered inclusion on the preseason all-conference team.
Liberty has now been picked to finish second in the BIG EAST four straight years. The Lady Flames received one first-place vote and 42 points in the poll. Defending champion Connecticut was chosen to finish first in the league with seven first-place votes and 49 points.