Watertown's Stephanie Sideris closed out her senior year by collecting one more honor for her play on the Bentley University field hockey team. She was named the Outstanding Female Senior Athlete.
Sideris, who attended Watertown High School before playing for the Falcons, was also selected to the NCAA Div. II All-America first team by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association and made the first team All-Norteast 10 Conference teams three times. Sideris swerved as team captain for the past two years.
“Stephanie had a spectacular senior year to cap off an impressive career at Bentley,” said field hockey coach Jessica Spencer. “She was a major part of our success over the past four years and it’s wonderful to see her recognized for her efforts yet again.”
She ended her career with 31 goals and 25 assists, which put her in the top 10 scorers in the team's history. Sideris got there in style, by scoring six goals against Southern Connecticut State on senior day.
"Nobody has had a bigger impact on our program over the last four years than Stephanie," Spencer said after Sideris was named an All-American. "She was our best player with the ball and also an outstanding defender. She truly deserves this recognition and the whole team and the coaching staff is very excited for her."
Sideris scored 39 points (15 goals, 9 assists) in her senior year, which was the most by a Bentley player since Mary Rogers, a former Falcon All-American who also hails from Watertown, had 42 in 2006.
Sideris ranked fourth in the NE-10 in assists, fifth in points and sixth in goals, and nationally, was eighth in Division II in assists per game and 11th in both goals and points per game.