Classroom Accolades From NFHCA Continue for Panthers

Classroom Accolades From NFHCA Continue for Panthers

COMPLETE LIST OF NFHCA SCHOLARS OF DISTINCTION RECIPIENTS
COMPLETE LIST OF NFHCA NATIONAL ACADEMIC SQUAD HONOREES 

The Middlebury field hockey team continued to reap the rewards of hard work when the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) announced the 2017 ZAG Field Hockey/NFHCA Division III Collegiate National Academic Squad list. A total of 18 Panthers were honored for their grade point average, and Middlebury rookie Alison Denby was touted as a Zag Field Hockey/NFHCA Division III Scholar of Distinction for a 3.90 or better GPA.

The National Academic Squad recognizes those student-athletes who have achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.30 or higher through the first semester of the 2016-17 academic year. Earning the individual award were seniors Lauren Berestecky, Emily Miller, Pam Schulman and Lily Taub with Schulman and Taub each four-year honorees for the academic award. Juniors Caroline Knapp, Annie Leonard, Carson Peacock and Lauren Schweppe as well as sophomores Amanda Bozorgi and Molly Freeman earned a spot on the team.

Rounding out the individual laurels were rookies Marissa Baker, Emily Barnard, Kelly Coyle, Denby, Olivia Green, Emma Johns, Sophia Peluso and Julia Richards.

On the field, the Panthers posted a 15-5 record in 2016 and appeared in their sixth-straight NESCAC Championship game and 10th overall before falling to Tufts. Middlebury cruised by Rochester in the NCAA Tournament Second Round by a 4-0 score before losing in the regional final to eventual national champion Messiah, 4-2.