March 16, 2011
ATHENS, Ohio - Ohio Field Hockey received a 2010 National Academic Team Award and placed six student-athletes on the 2010 National Field Hockey Coaches Association Division One National Academic Squad. Juniors Brooke Edwards, Jenna Green and Jen McGill were joined by sophomore Laura Mastro and freshmen Katherine Fenzel and Jessica Vaeth.
The National Academic Team Award goes to any program that attains a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and the National Academic Squad recognizes those student-athletes who have achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.30 or higher through the first semester (quarter) of the 2010-11 academic year.
Green (Wescosville, Pa.) was named to the team for a third time while McGill (Louisville, Ky.) was honored for the second year in a row. Green started every game for Ohio and provided a steady presence on the back line. She tied for second on the team with six assists and had two in a 3-1 win at Ball State. Green and the rest of the defense played very well throughout the season and limited opponents to less than two goals per game. McGill served as a backup goaltender for Ohio starter Courtney Seiders, an All-MAC performer.
Edwards (Milford, Pa.) also started every game and led the Bobcats in assists while finishing third in goals and points this past season. She had two multi-assist games this season, recording a personal-best three helpers against Richmond. Her two-assist performance in a win against Kent State got her named to the WomensFieldHockey.com's Weekly Honor Roll. Edwards scored twice on Senior Day to lift the Bobcats to a win over Central Michigan and also registered the eventual-game winner in a contest with Robert Morris.
Mastro (Endwell, N.Y.) finished fourth on the team in assists, including a two-assist performance in a victory over St. Louis. She played in every game for the Bobcats, starting half of them and scoring the eventual game-winner in a contest with Richmond. Vaeth (Macungie, Pa.) played in 13 games and recorded her first collegiate point when she assisted on a goal in a 2-1 win at Missouri State. Fenzel (Louisville, Ky.) played in four games and registered her first collegiate shot against Robert Morris.