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NEWMAC Programs and Student-Athletes Shine in 2018 ZAG Field Hockey/NFHCA Academic Awards

NEWMAC Programs and Student-Athletes Shine in 2018 ZAG Field Hockey/NFHCA Academic Awards

Portions of this release is courtesy of the National Field Hockey Coaches' Association. 

GILBERT, Az. - The National Field Hockey Coaches' Association has announced its academic awards for the 2018 season and multiple New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) programs and student-athletes have been honored. 

2018 ZAG Field Hockey / NFHCA Division III National Academic Team Award 

Seven NEWMAC field hockey programs earned National Academic Team Award. Springfield College was top-five in the country with a GPA of 3.63, while Clark, MIT, Mount Holyoke, Smith, Wellesley, and Worcester Polytechnic Institute all received recognition. 

The Division III National Academic Team Award recognizes programs that earned a team grade-point average of 3.0 or higher during the fall semester of the 2018-19 school year.

View the full list of program honorees here

2018 ZAG Field Hockey / NFHCA Division III National Academic Squad

The NEWMAC placed 83 student-athletes on the 2018 Division III National Academic Squad program honors student-athletes who have achieved a cumulative grade-point average of 3.3 or higher through the first semester of the 2018-19 academic year

Seven student-athletes from Babson earned the honor in Carla DiBiase, Kate Driscoll, Cate McShane, Haley Pesce, Tori Roche, Brielle Schafronth-Bach and Ashely Tango. Tango, the 2018 NEWMAC Athlete of the Year, earned the National Academic Squad recognition all four years of collegiate career. 

Eight student-athletes from Clark collected the accolades in Olivia Barksdale, Emma Boland, Erin Hynes, Anna Joyce, Sydney Lamothe, Mikayla Pantano, Hailey Parsons, Sophia Poulin and Grace Sawyer. 

From MIT, 12 student-athletes were recognized in Megan Flynn, Amanda Garofalo, Devon Goetz, Taylor Grey, Jeanne Harabedian, Jacqueline Liao, Emma Majercak, Grace Moore, Allie Shepard, Delia Stephens, Katherine Stoll, and Bailey Tegoning. 

Mount Holyoke led the way with 20 student-athletes earning the honor in Phoebe Aaronson, Abby Baldwin, Chelsea Braz, Liz Delorme, Mirei Golding-Powers, Kass Lawrence, Mal Leighton, Christina Lively, Lia Messersmith, Maddie Miller, Leah Pendl-Robinson, Micaela Pierce, Margaret Robb, Madi Stover, Morgan Turner and Emilie Warren. Mirjam Keochakian, Colby Newsham, Haley Newsham and Kristina Ramsden all earned the National Academic Squad recognition during all four years. 

Smith placed 14 student-athletes on the National Academic Squad in Anna Ballou, Emily Biggs, Bayleigh Bogan, Chandler Cornell, Aiko Dzikowski, Jessica Jacinto, Grace Moorhead, Vivian Nelson, Samantha Pavlov, Neva Richardson, Madeline Ryan and Jenna Tampn. Beatrice Chaudoin and Raegan Stokes were named National Academic Squad honorees throughout their careers. 

Nine student-athletes from Wellesley in Sophia Albanese, Haley Chrobock, Clare Doyle, Julia Ellman, Paige Hauke, Kristine Meader, Arielle Mitropoulos, Janelle Sullivan, and Kerry Wells. 

For WPI, 13 student-athletes collected Emma Bennett, Carly Cidado, Lauren Dishone, Angie Ferro, Zoe Januszewski, Hannah Larochelle, Natalie Mohn, Abby O'Sullivan, Suzy Opalka, Carrie Pozaic, Julia Vanderstreet and Kelsey Wilkinson. Karen Mushrall garnered accolades all four years.

View the full list of student-athletes here

2018 ZAG Field Hockey / NFHCA Division III Scholars of Distinction

The Division III Scholars of Distinction program recognizes student-athletes who have achieved a cumulative grade-point average of 3.9 or higher through the first semester of the 2018-19 academic year.

Eleven NEWMAC student-athletes were named Scholars of Distinction: Haley Pesce, Babson; Sydney Lamothe, Clark; Megan Flynn, Grace Moore, Delia Stephens, MIT; Haley Newsham, Mount Holyoke; Anna Ballou, Aiko Dzikowski, Smith; Holly Rivers, Ashley Frank, Springfield; Emma Bennett, Natalie Mohn, WPI. 

View the full list of student-athletes here.