In its fifth season under the direction of head coach Andrea Thebarge, the Thomas College field hockey team took another step in the right direction in 2012.
The Terriers went 7-10 overall this past season, and 4-5 in the North Atlantic Conference (NAC). Thomas recorded a total of 30 goals throughout the season, averaging 1.8 goals per game.
Individually, junior goalkeeper Sofia Sourgiadakis (Littleton, N.H.) garnered First Team All-NAC honors, while sophomore forward Brittany Premo (Concord, N.H.) collected Second Team All-Conference. Sourgiadakis appeared in 15 games this season, starting in 11 of them and finished with a 1.39 goals against average in conference play. Premo led the team with 11 goals and 25 points, scoring six of those goals in conference play.
Thomas picked up their first win of the season against Daniel Webster winning 3-0 in their inaugural game on the red turf field. The Terriers picked up two huge victories over rival Maine-Farmington, defeating them 2-1 at home in a conference matchup, then again 2-1 in double overtime in Farmington that did not count as a conference game. This marked the Terriers first victory over University of Maine at Farmington in program history. Another key conference win for Thomas was an overtime win against Lasell College. Miranda Tinsman (Belgrade, Maine) lifted the Terriers to a 4-3 victory over the Lasers with a goal in the fourth minute of overtime for the win.
The 2012 campaign would come to an end in the NAC Quarterfinals, where the seventh seeded Terriers fell to second seeded Castleton 5-1.
Coach Thebarge has maintained an increasing amount of wins for the Terriers since her hiring at Thomas College. While only losing two seniors, Bre Girard (Westbrook, Maine) and Ally Kennedy (Winthrop, Maine), Thebarge will hope to continue her success next season.