GLASSBORO, NJ – Midfielder Kristiina Castagnola and back Dayna DeVincentz have been selected co-captains for the 2020 Rowan University field hockey team.
“Kristiina and Dayna were voted captains in the early spring,” stated head coach Michelle Andre. “They are held in high regards by their teammates. They do a great job of communicating the team’s needs to me as well as I can count on them with my needs to the team. Especially during this time, they have had to lead in different ways and have done a great job in helping us navigate our current way of being a team.”
This is Castagnola’s third season on the field hockey team. A starter, she has compiled 67 points with 27 goals and 13 assists. In 2019, Castagnola scored 14 goals and had nine assists. She was named to the Longstreth/National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) All-America second team and the South Atlantic All-Region first team. Castagnola was a member of the New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) All-Conference first team.
Castagnola earned NFHCA National Academic Squad honors and NJAC All-Academic honorable mention. She is a Rowan Scholar-Athlete of Distinction and a communication studies major. In high school, she played for the state and conference champions Eastern Regional High School field hockey team.
DeVincentz has started every game for three straight years. She has contributed with four goals and four assists for 12 points. The senior was chosen to the NFHCA National Academic Squad and received Rowan Scholar-Athlete of Distinction. DeVincentz also earned NJAC All-Academic honorable mention.
From Flemington, she played field hockey at Hunterdon Central High School. DeVincentz is majoring in mathematics.
The co-captains are members of the Chi Alpha Sigma National College Athlete Honor Society. They contributed to Rowan’s 22-1 record in 2018 and the conference title. The Profs advanced to the national semifinals of the NCAA Division III Championship Tournament.