GILBERT, Ariz. – The historical season for Johnson & Wales University field hockey student-athlete Jillian Miele continues to flourish. She added another postseason accolade to her resume with Second-Team All-New England honors from the National Field Hockey Coaches Association.
The Wilmington, Mass. native is the first player in program history to earn all-region accolades. Earlier in the year, she was the first Wildcat to pick up a First-Team All-GNAC award. Meile was one of six GNAC players honored by the NFHCA.
Miele finished the year ranked 11th in the NCAA with a GNAC-leading 2.68 points per game and 1.11 goals per game. The conference leader in total goals (21) and points (51), she set new JWU single-season records in both categories as well as assists (9). Only a sophomore, she already ranks second in career goals (33) and points (80).
She inked her name in the GNAC record books during the conference playoffs. In the first round against Simmons, Miele recorded three goals and six points, the most by a sophomore in a playoff game. She posted career-highs of four goals and eight points in a win over Dean.
The Wildcats posted a .500 record in conference play for the first time in three years and had four one-goal losses, including a double-overtime defeat at Simmons. JWU should be poised for a good year in 2020 despite losing six players from the 2019 roster.