Doyle selected to Senior Game

Senior midfielder/defender and co-captain Molly Doyle has been selected to play in the 2013 National Field Hockey Coaches Association Division I Senior Game.

The game will be held at the Virginia Beach Sportsplex on Nov. 23. Doyle is one of 38 seniors selected for the game and one of five coming out of the Big East. She is also the eighth senior that will represent Temple in the past seven years.

“We’re extremely proud of Molly and all her accomplishments,” coach Amanda Janney said in a press release. “She has really developed into one of the best defenders in the nation, and it will be great to see her play with the other top seniors.”

“Throughout the past years, our seniors have been able to show that they are some of the best players in the country,” Janney added. “Katie Briglia (2009-12) had a wonderful Senior Game last year against the US National Team, and we’re excited to see Molly do the same.”

Doyle has played a big role this season on a defense that has held opponents to an average of 1.22 goals per game and has helped to record five shutouts.

Offensively, Doyle is having a career year. She is second on the team in scoring with eight goals and three assists for 19 points, and recorded her first career hat-trick in a 3-1 home win against Bucknell on Oct. 6.