W&L Field Hockey Team Places 12 on All-Academic Squad

CHANDLER, Ariz. --  The National Field Hockey Coaches Association announced its 2010 Gladiator by SGI/NFHCA Division III National Academic Squad and Washington and Lee was well represented with 12 players earning recognition.

Among the 12 honorees for the Generals were seniors Kate Donnelly (Houston, Texas/St. John’s), Emmy Mathews (Baltimore, Md./Bryn Mawr) and Kelly Tran (Simsbury, Conn./Ethel Walker), who earned the distinction of being named to the National Academic Squad in each of their four years.
Joining the four-time recipients on the squad were senior Jennie Norcini (Wayne, Pa./Episcopal), juniors Christina Benedetti (Derwood, Md./Holy Cross), Lizz Dye (Houston, Texas/Episcopal), Emily Kunkel (North Wales, Pa./Germantown Academy) and Annie Stevenson (Charlotte, N.C./Charlotte Country Day), sophomores Ashley Barnes (Annapolis, Md./St. Mary’s) and Katharine Price (Concord, Mass./Concord-Carlisle), and first-years Riley Hampsch (Hopedale, Mass./Hopedale) and Victoria Van Natten (Towson, Md./Towson).
This marks the seventh-consecutive year that the Generals have had at least 10 players recognized. To be named to the squad, a player must maintain at least a 3.30 GPA for the fall term.
W&L wrapped up its 2010 campaign with an overall record of 9-8 and an ODAC ledger of 5-2. The Generals fell in the semifinals of the ODAC Tournament, 5-3, to Randolph-Macon.