THE University of British Columbia women's field hockey team, led by a powerful little rookie from North Vancouver, won their 14th CIS national title Nov. 4 at the University of Toronto's Varsity Centre.
Haughn was named the tournament MVP following the Thunderbird's 3-0 win over the host team in the championship final. UBC ended the tournament with a 4-0-1 record, capping off an undefeated 12-0-1 season with their second consecutive national title and third in the last four years.
"I think our team really deserved it from how we played all year long," said Haughn in a release. "Getting MVP is just the cherry on top."
The five-foot-three midfielder was a force on both ends of the field, setting up numerous goals and earning MVP honours despite not notching a single goal in the tournament.
The MVP nod, however, wasn't the only accolade Haughn earned as the season wrapped up. Before the tournament began the Handsworth grad and senior national team member earned both the Canada West field hockey rookie of the year and the CIS rookie of the year awards while also being named a second-team All-Canadian. Following her national championship performance Haughn was named both the Canada West and CIS female athlete of the week. She ended the Canada West regular season tied for the league lead in goals with teammate Kate Gillis with seven apiece.
Haughn wasn't the only North Shore link to the national final. The UBC and U of T rosters listed a combined 11 players from North or West Vancouver. Joining Haughn on the T-Birds were Rachel Donohoe, Samantha Saddler, Brittany Quinville and Katrina Davis while Toronto featured Kelley Lusk, Lauren Mansfield, Siobhan Gordon, Alex Thicke, Britt Siu and Heather Haughn, Hannah's older sister.