TROY, NY - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) student-athlete Rachel Kaufman of Morristown has been chosen for a year-end award in field hockey by the Liberty League.
A fourth-year starter, Kaufman was chosen to the All-Liberty League Second Team after she finished her senior season with 147 saves and 38 goals allowed in 1095:08 minutes. She had a record of 5-11 with a 2.43 goals against average and a .795 save percentage. Two of her victories came by shutout, giving her seven in her career. This is the first post-season award for Kaufman, a biology major who won 26 games in 60 contests (58 starts) while at Rensselaer.
The Engineers, who are coached by Bridget LaNoir, saw their season end in the Liberty League Semifinals following a fourth place finish in the conference standings with a 3-4 record. RPI was 6-12 overall.
Founded in 1824, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is America's oldest technological research university. For nearly two centuries, the Institute has been a driving force behind breakthroughs in engineering and science in virtually every arena-from transportation and infrastructure to business, medicine, outer space, and cyberspace.