CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Standout sophomore Molly McShane was honored today with a Third Team nod on the Capital One Academic All-America team, as presented by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). McShane, a two-time field hockey All-American, was honored in the At-Large category, which encompasses the sports of bowling, crew, fencing, field hockey, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, skiing, swimming and diving, tennis and water polo.
McShane has helped lead the MIT field hockey program to unprecedented heights in each of her first two seasons in Cambridge while maintaining a perfect 5.0 GPA in Mechanical Engineering. During her freshman campaign, the Cardinal and Gray won its second New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) crown and made its first ever appearance in the NCAA Division III tournament. She was also named New England East Region Player of the Year and earned a spot on the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) All-America team. During her second season, the Engineers again advanced to the NEWMAC title game before bowing out to Babson College and McShane repeated as an All-American. McShane ranks fifth in Institute history in assists after just two seasons.
McShane is the seventh MIT field hockey student-athlete to earn Academic All-America accolades and the first since Tracy Sadowski in 1998. Teammate Keri Dixon was also selected to the First Team All-District this season as well, the second All-District distinction for the senior goalkeeper.