Jan. 4, 2013
ATHENS, Ohio -
Three members of the Ohio University field hockey team were named to the Academic All-MAC Team for their superb efforts on the field and in the classroom during the 2012 season.
Senior Cathryn Altdoerffer (Conestoga, Pa.), sophomore Caelyn Hartley (Escondido, Calif.) and senior Laura Mastro (Endwell, N.Y.) represented the Bobcats on the annual league academic roster. Altdoerffer, a two-time, first team All-MAC selection, received Academic All-MAC honors for the third time in her Ohio career (2010-12).
In addition, sophomore Ashley Cureton (Henrico, Va.), junior Katherine Fenzel (Louisville, Ky.) and junior Jessica Vaeth (Macungie, Pa.) received Academic All-MAC Honorable Mention accolades.
To earn a spot on the Academic All-MAC Team, student-athletes must have at least a 3.20 cumulative GPA and have participated in at least 50 percent of her team’s contests.
For more information about Ohio field hockey’s academic award winners, please see below:
ACADEMIC ALL-MAC TEAM
Cathryn Altdoerffer | Senior | 3.463 GPA | Communication Sciences and Disorders
One of the most dependable players to suit up for the Bobcats over the past four years, Altdoerffer had an excellent senior season. The Conestoga, Pa., native did not miss a single game, starting all 17 throughout the season. During the year, she scored two goals and added five assists to Ohio’s offensive efforts, ending the season with nine points. Altdoerffer pestered opposing defenses all season, firing 43 total shots, 26 of which found their way on target. In recognition of her strong senior season, Altdoerffer was selected to play in the NFHCA Senior Game, earned NFHCA All-Region honors and was named First Team All-MAC.
Caelyn Hartley | Sophomore | 3.974 GPA | Communication Studies
Hartley was an integral part of Ohio field hockey’s successful 2012 season, playing in all 17 of the Bobcats’ games. The sophomore chipped in well offensively, scoring three goals to tie for fourth on the team. Hartley was very efficient with her scoring opportunities, as her three tallies came on just 10 shots, eight of which were on target.
Laura Mastro | Senior | 3.438 GPA | Pre-Exercise Physiology
A reliable contributor for the Green and White, Mastro started all 17 matches of Ohio’s 2012 season. She scored two goals during the season and provided six assists to her teammates, finishing with a total of 10 points. The senior fired 13 total shots during the year, seven of which found their way on target. Mastro’s 10 points ranked fourth on the team in 2012. For her efforts, Mastro was named Second Team All-MAC.
ACADEMIC ALL-MAC HONORABLE MENTION
Ashley Cureton | Sophomore | 3.578 GPA | Undecided (Arts and Sciences)
Cureton had a strong 2012 season for Ohio field hockey, appearing in 12 of the Bobcats’ 17 games and scoring three goals as a sophomore. A student-athlete who was very efficient with her scoring chances, Cureton scored her three goals on just three total shots, operating at 100 percent efficiency with her opportunities.
Katherine Fenzel | Junior | 3.568 | Communication Sciences and Disorders
Katherine was a consistent starter for the Bobcats in 2012, starting 16 of Ohio’s 17 matches throughout the season. She did not miss a single game, playing a significant role in the lone match which she did not start. Katherine scored one goal on the season and fired 12 total shots in her 17 matches, three of which found their way on target.
Jessica Vaeth | Junior | 3.272 | Communication Studies
Vaeth had a strong season for the Bobcats in 2012, appearing in all 17 of Ohio’s games while starting eight. The junior scored one goal on seven shots, four of which found their way on target. Vaeth’s goal came at a very crucial time, as her tally proved to be the game-winning goal in a win over Ball State on October 6.
For a full list of MAC winners, please click here.