Red Devil Field Hockey Receives National Academic Honors

Red Devil Field Hockey Receives National Academic Honors

(Carlisle, Pa.) – The Dickinson field hockey team was well represented, placing 16 student-athletes on the 2018 Zag Field Hockey/NFHCA National Academic Squad while five players were named Scholars of Distinction for their academic achievement. The Red Devils also received the National Academic Team Award for programs that produces a combined grade-point-average of 3.0 or higher.

Senior Taylor Bednar (Emmaus, Pa./Emmaus) was named a Scholar of Distinction for the third time, earning the honor in 2015 and 2017 while juniors Alana Platukus (Wilkes-Barre, Pa./Pittston Area) and Olivia Young (Orrtanna, Pa./Gettysburg) were named Scholars of Distinction for the third straight season.

Sophomore standout Marie Laverdiere (Springfield, Pa./West Springfield) makes a repeat appearance from the 2017 squad while first-year Hannah Grothusen (Glenside, Pa./Springfield Township) was also named a Scholar of Distinction.

In order to be a Scholar of Distinction, student-athletes must maintain a cumulative grade-point-average of 3.90 or higher. All five were named to the National Academic Squad, joining 11 teammates who had a cumulative GPA of 3.30 or higher through the fall semester of 2018. 

2018 Zag Field Hockey National Academic Squad

Delaney Ahn (Macungie, Pa./Emmaus)

Taylor Bednar (Emmaus, Pa./Emmaus)

Jenna Bendinelli (Princeton, N.J./Montgomery)

Kayla Bendinelli (Princeton, N.J./Montgomery)

Sierra Bobb (Dornsife, Pa./Line Mountain)

Sydney Engler (Boyertown, Pa./Oley Valley)

Amanda Fruman (Owings Mills, Md./Garrison Forest)

Emma Godfrey (Denver, Colo./Cherry Creek)

Hannah Grothusen (Glenside, Pa./Springfield Township)

Marie Laverdiere (Springfield, Va./West Springfield)

Heather Meeder (Baltimore, Md./Notre Dame Prep)

Emily Mycek (Norristown, Pa./Methacton)

Alana Platukus (Wilkes-Barre, Pa./Pittston Area)

Phoebe Prettyman (Ocean City, N.J./Ocean City)

Claire Taben (Ridgefield, Conn./Ridgefield) 

Olivia Young (Orrtanna, Pa./Gettysburg)

The Red Devils were also well represented on the Centennial Conference Academic Honor Roll, recognizing student-athletes with a cumulative GPA of 3.4 or higher. Dickinson had 10 players named to the honor roll last fall. 

Complete 2018 Zag Field Hockey/NFHCA National Academic Squad

Complete 2018 Zag Field Hockey/NFHCA Scholars of Distinction

Complete 2018 Zag Field Hockey/NFHCA National Academic Team Award