Harvard Co-Captain Kate Martin was same to the 1982 Mitchell and Noss All- American field hockey team yesterday.
Harvard's first All-American of the year the senior forward is one of 26 women nation- wide to be named to the team
"I never, ever thought in terms of making the team." Martin said yesterday. "In dact, I only knew there was such a team because one of my friends made it last year."
The Woburn native dazzled Harvard crowds and weaked havoc on opposing teams for four years with her aggressive style at play. Just last week, she set the Harvard career scarring records with 33 goals.
Mitchell and Nets, a Philadelphia-based sporting goods firm, also bestowed regional honors upon the Crimson's junior goal keeper Juliet Lament and sophomore defender Ellen O'Neil.
"It's really exciting that the team as well as the girls, is getting this recognition. "Harvard coach Edie Mabrey said. "Actually, all those girls have worked really hard I'm very happy for them."
Martin, a four year starter on the team, ed the Crimson to an 11-2-3 record and a second place finish in the Ivies this year. Although the team did not receive a bid to the NCAA tournament Monday, Martin found solace in her honor.
"There was quite a difference when I called my present Monday and when I called them yesterday," she said. "It was a great leldown to have to tell them we didn't make the tournament but it was great news yesterday."
An All-Ivy League first team players in both her freshman and sophomore years, and a second team player last year, Martin will travel to Oriando. Fla over Thanksgiving to participate in Hockey Festival '82. There, she will compete in a tournament and will be honored for her achievement.
The All-American field hockey star also plays varsity basketball and lacrosse, and will have to skip the Harvard Thanksgiving Basketball Tournament to make the Florida trip.
"Actually, I took up field hockey in my junior year of high school just to get in shape for basketball," Martin recalled "That year I played on the T.V. teams and then in my senior year I made varsity. We won the Massachusetts championship, which was a pretty good way end high school."
"This honor is a pretty good way to end college."