Oct. 20, 2011
The Georgetown University field hockey team (2-13, 0-4 BIG EAST) will thank its two seniors, midfielder Kalli Krumpos (Antioch, Ill./Antioch Community) and defender Ai Nishino (Rye, N.Y./Rye) for their four years of varsity play. They will be honored before the game against Villanova on Friday, October 21, at 3 p.m. at the William I. Jacobs Recreational Complex."Kalli and Ai are both going to be extremely missed after this season," said Head Coach Tiffany Marsh. "They were each part of my first recruiting class, and have made a tremendous impact on our program since they've stepped on campus." Krumpos and Nishino have played in each of the 70 games to date in their careers. Both have also started every game since their junior season in 2010. Krumpos is a double major in Psychology and English with a minor in justice and peace studies. She is a research assistant for Georgetown's Lab on Social and Affective Neuroscience, as well as with the Prison Project. Krumpos serves as the Communications Chair for the SAAC Committee, and is a member of the Leadership Academy. Marsh on Krumpos: "Kalli is a devoted friend and teammate, and raises the bar every day at practice with the intensity and passion she brings. She's been a huge part of our midfield line." Nishino is a Political Economy major, with minors in Math and Arabic. She tutors in the Sursa Corda housing community through the Family Literacy Program. Nishino has been Head of Community Service and Outreach Committee with SAAC since 2009, as well as Head of the Finance Committee for the Grassroots Project, "Grassroots Hoyas" since 2008. Marsh on Nishino: "Ai has been a huge part of our defensive unit since her freshmen year. Her speed and intensity has been invaluable in our backfield. She is a very well rounded student athlete." "Ai and Kalli are both very dedicated to the success of our program," Marsh said. "Their contributions over the past four years have raised our level of play."