DURHAM, N.C. – Blue Devil junior Margaux Paolino and senior Rose Tynan have been named to the 2018 Longstreth/National Field Hockey Coaches Association All-America teams, as released by the organization Tuesday.
Both Blue Devils were recognized with All-America honors for the second consecutive season, with Paolino earning a spot on the first team this fall and Tynan on the second team. Head coach Pam Bustin’s squad featured multiple All-America selections for the sixth straight year.
After receiving third team accolades in 2017, Paolino, a member of the U.S. senior women’s national team, was tabbed to the first team this fall. As a junior, the Villanova, Pa., native tied for first on the team and seventh in the ACC with nine assists in 22 contests. She also tied for 11th in career assists among all active Division I players and moved into the top five on Duke’s career assists chart with 33. Paolino added six goals during the 2018 campaign for a career-best 21 points and once again served as the squad’s primary inserter on attack penalty corners.
Also a first team All-ACC and All-South Region pick this fall, Paolino became the 10th player in program history to garner first team All-America laurels.
Tynan was honored on the second team in Tuesday’s release after joining Paolino on the third team last season. A product of Auckland, New Zealand, Tynan wrapped up an impressive collegiate career ranked among the Blue Devils’ all-time scoring leaders. She totaled 14 goals and eight assists during her senior campaign to round out her career tied for ninth in program history in career goals (43) and tied for 10th in career points (101). This fall, Tynan also solidified her place among the national and conference leaders in goals and points and led Duke with a team-best four game-winning goals and three multiple-goal outings.
Tynan was also a first team All-ACC and All-South Region selection as a senior and with Tuesday’s announcement, joined Paolino as the sixth and seventh Blue Devils in Bustin’s tenure at Duke to earn All-America accolades on multiple occasions.
Paolino and Tynan led the Blue Devils to their 17th NCAA Tournament appearance in 2018, helping the squad reach the quarterfinal round. Duke rounded out the season at 16-6 and ranked third in the final Penn Monto/NFHCA Division I Coaches Poll.