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With first-team National Field Hockey Coaches Assocation (NFHCA) New England West Region all-star Margaret Metz '99 leading the attack and second-team all-star Whitney Kasserman '00 supporting the defense, Wesleyan fashioned a 5-9 record in field hockey during the 1998 season.. With five of the team's nine losses coming against post-season qualifiers, including NCAA Division III national champion Middlebury, NCAA tournament semi-finalist Trinity and NCAA qualifier Tufts (the latter two games decided by just one goal), the Cardinals gave a fine accounting of themselves on the field. Though Metz and Edie Aloe '99 paced the team in scoring with 11 and eight points, respectively, they were two of just three seniors to see action, meaning a strong veteran corps returning for 1999 as 15 non-senior field players started at least one game during 1998. Taryn Hutchins-Cabibi '01 started all 14 games in goal with an 83.9 save percentage and a 1.57 goals-against average.

In addition to her spot on the NFHCA regional all-star team, Metz was a New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) first-team all-star while A.J. Smith '00 was named to the NESCAC all-star second team.