FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MANSFIELD, Mass. - The Zag Field Hockey/National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division II National Academic Squad was announced on recently with 157 Northeast-10 Conference student-athletes making the list.
Each of the 13 league members which sponsor the sport had at least four student-athletes honored.
Saint Michael's led the way with 17 honorees, while American International had 16. Adelphi, Bentley, Pace, and Southern New Hampshire each had 14 student-athletes recognized.
To see all those that were honored, see below.
The Zag Field Hockey/NFHCA Division II National Academic Squad includes all student-athletes with a cumulative grade-point average of 3.30 or greater through the first semester of the 2016-17 academic year. 13 members of the Division II National Academic Squad also were named Zag Field Hockey/NFHCA Division II Scholars of Distinction on Tuesday for achieving a cumulative GPA of 3.90 or greater through the first semester.
Additionally, the Zag Field Hockey/National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division II National Academic Team Awards were announced recently with 29 squads earning recognition.
The National Academic Team Award recognizes those institutions that achieved a minimum team grade-point average of 3.0 during the first semester of the 2016-17 academic year.
Southern New Hampshire was recognized as posting the top team GPA in the first semester with a mark of 3.68. In total, 12 of the league's 13 programs received academic team distinction honors. Recognized with team academic awards were: Adelphi, American International, Assumption, Bentley, Franklin Pierce, LIU Post, Merrimack, Pace, Saint Michael's, Southern Connecticut, and Stonehill
ZAG Field Hockey / NFHCA Division II National Academic Squad
Adelphi (14): Jamie Ahrens; Tina Brindisi*; Rachel Colvin*; Justine DeLuca; Bridget Geyer; Jessica Lodato; Kate Manson; Marisa McCleod; Deirdre McIntyre; Elizabeth Mercuri; Samantha Nizich; Lena Pollich*; Kerrigan Roth; Natalina Sagliocca*
American International (16): Georgia Barnes; Meghan Brock; Chelsea Davis; Enara Foncea; Emma Heroth*; Mikayla Jones; Katelynn Leclerc^; Chelsea Lombardo; Katie Lombardozzi; Olivia Magni; Paris McGuckin; Elizabeth Moulton*; Jennifer Perchalski; Taylor Ross; Taylor Ruscillo; Maria Raquel Sanz^
Assumption (12): Sarah Bodzinski; Amanda Frank; Lyndsey Gabrielian; Isobelle Ives; Ashley Lockwood; Kristen McCarthy; Dana Mendes; Mariah Peck; Allison Sheahan; Courtney Sickel; Meghan Sullivan
Bentley (14): Abigail Adams; Victoria Castro*; Keally Ingersoll; Taylor Kane; Christa Knell; Leah Kruse; Jacqueline Martin; Kathleen Quilty; Ashley Scholten; Rebecca Schroder; Francesca Tossona; Mikayla Ullrich; Morgan Van Epps; Claire Virkler
Franklin Pierce (12): Sarah Bjorn; Morgan Caisse*; Carly Canavan^; Andrea Fahey; Madison Gagnon; Rachael Graves; Danielle Harris; Dayna Kowesky; Emma McGonagle; Raegan Moulton; Shannon O’Leary*; Erin Smith
LIU Post (13): Sarah Anthony; Taylor Brodsky; Savanah Cummings*; Amanda Flynn; Julie Gysels; Emilia Herran; Bailey Martin; Tarryn Morris; Ericka Parks*; Missy Quintanilla*; Arantxa Rosainz; Alexis Zaino; Kaycee Zelkovsky^
Merrimack (12): Samantha Bartush; Nicole Bradley; Maura Doyle*; Elizabeth Egan*; Miranda Judd; Justine Levesque^; Hannah Magerman; Kaitlin McCauley*; Mary McNeil; Katharina Ohmen^; Taylor Simpson; Delaney Yule
Pace (14): Rachel Beam; Carly Corbett; Samantha Gray; Jane Kasparian; Madison McGowan; Katrina Mikitish; Jasminlyn Miller; Corrine Nocera; Paige Predmore^; Brittany Predmore; Lesly Sanchez Alvarez^; Abby Stucker; Hannah Wood; Carly Wood^
Saint Anselm (4): Madison Bressler; Jamie McNamara; Rose Mooney*; Catherine Neyland
Saint Michael’s (17): Katherine Baltich*; Nell Criscione; Maggie Daley^; Jenna Deschaine; Abby Dusha; MaKayla Foster^; Micaela Hajduk; Morgan Johnston; Katie Leonard; Maryel Likhite; Kim MacPhail*; Jackie Matthews; Monica Miles*; Claire Scherf; Molly Tobin; Anne van der Erve; Nicole White
Southern Connecticut State (8): Kim Driscoll*; Zoe Fanolis*; Bailey McGinnis*; Alicia Morgan*; Kya O’Donnell; Vienna Pallisco*; Natasha Tarbell; Jacqueline Touzos
Southern New Hampshire (14): Jacqueline Curtin; Mikaela Gauvain; Maaike Gerkema^; Alison Hildreth^; Isabel Hoyt; Cassidy Huckins; Marissa Leger; Katelin Oberlander; Melanie Rennie; Alyssa Scott; Alexis Soucy; Amaris Taylor; Laura Van der Doorn; Kylee Veilleux
Stonehill (7): Jacqueline Del Bonis; Hannah Gifford; Shea Healy; Taylor Long; Sarah Morse; Amanda Proia; Justine Timmermans
* Four-year member of Zag Field Hockey / NFHCA National Academic Squad
^ NFHCA Scholars of Distinction
Information for this release provided by the NFHCA
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