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THREE UMBC FIELD HOCKEY PLAYERS SELECTED TO AMERICA EAST ALL-ACADEMIC SQUAD
Boston-Three Retriever field hockey players were selected to the inaugural America East All-Academic team, the league announced Wednesday. Seven UMBC fall athletes overall were named to the squad.
With three selections, field hockey was the best-represented fall team at UMBC. Senior defender Tiffany Deinzer (
Deinzer led the nation in defensive saves in 2005, while Moore, an all-conference first team member, finished the season third on the team with four goals and fourth with 11 points. Troster, a second-team all-conference selection, was second on the team with six goals and 14 points.
Also representing UMBC on the All-Academic squad were men’s soccer senior Matt McGowan and junior David Feazell, junior J.J. Wetzel from the men’s cross country team and sophomore Jessica Young from women’s soccer.
With its seven All-Academic squad members, UMBC ranks third in the conference, behind
This marks the first time the America East has named All-Academic teams for each of its fall sports. The All-Academic squads are a product of the June 2005 Athletics Director meetings. Faculty representatives and athletics directors from each of the conference’s nine member institutions decided to honor some of the league’s top athletes that are also quality students.
Each All-Academic team has been selected based on the student-athlete’s academic and athletic accomplishments. Academic achievement for consideration requires student-athletes to have a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.00 entering the season. Athletic accomplishment standards vary between team sports and individual sports. For team sports, student-athletes are required to be a nomination on the post-season awards ballot, which is determined by the league’s head coaches. For individual sports, student-athletes are required to be a medalist at the conference championship meet. Team size for team sports is based on the number of athletes that participate in a contest at one time (e.g. 11 on the field for soccer). In the event that the number of student-athletes meeting the requirements is greater than the number that participate in a contest at one time, all-conference vote totals were used as the tie-breaking criteria. Team size for individual sports is determined by the number of all-conference honorees who possess the minimum academic requirement.
2005 America East All-Academic Field Hockey Team
Hayley Hamada, So.,
Colleen McClay, Sr.,
Erin Prediger, Jr.,
Meagan Connolly, Sr.,
Joanna Fernandes, Jr.,
Shaunessy Saucier, Sr.,
Tiffany Deinzer, Sr., UMBC
Julie Moore, Jr., UMBC
Kristi Troster, Jr., UMBC
Merrie-Beth Maynard, Sr.,
Kelly McClintock, So.,