GILBERT, Ariz.--Make some more room on the trophy case for Nina Bruno. The Keene State College sophomore forward was named as a National Field Hockey Coaches Association Second Team All-American, and a Third Team All-American by Synapse Sports.
Bruno, a native of Agawam, Mass., is the 16th All-American in program history. She joins Heather Fiske (1993-94), Kerrey Pilotte (1994-95), Kelly Smith (1999-2000), Nichole Dallas (2002), Tanya Strong (2003), Amanda Rosenbeck (2005), Sara Joyce (2006), Alyssa Rowell (2008-09), Erin Dallas (2008-09), Carly Benning (2009), Leigh Smith (2010), Elizabeth Coffin (2011), Katlyn Simula (2013), Sami Smith (2015-16), and Marita Brothers (2016). Only Bruno and Erin Dallas accomplished the feat as sophomores.
The 2018 Little East Conference Offensive Player of the Year and 2018 First Team All New-England West recipient, Bruno racked up 32 goals and 10 assists for 74 points, the second highest single season point total in school history. Her 32 goals were also the second highest single season mark. She notched five hat-tricks this season, including two four goal games and a single-game school record tying five against Bridgewater State on October 9. After just two seasons in a KSC uniform, Bruno has 127 career points, already seventh on the KSC all-time list, while her 55 career goals are sixth all-time.