Chandler, Ariz. (March 24) – For the fifth year in a row the MIT field hockey team reached double-digits in National Academic Squad selections from the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) as 12 student-athletes earned a spot on the list. In addition, the Engineers received their 15th straight National Academic Team Award by achieving a minimum 3.0 team GPA on a 4.0 scale during the 2016 Fall semester.
To be eligible for the National Academic Squad, student-athletes must have achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.30 through the first semester of the 2016-17 academic year. Seniors Tate DeWeese (Towson, Md.) and Morgan O'Brien (Crofton, Md.) earned their third consecutive selections while juniors Amanda Lowery (Encinitas, Calif.) and Ellen Mulé (Alexandria, Va.) were repeat qualifiers. First-time honorees for MIT were senior Rachel Rotteveel (Langhorne, Pa.), juniors Anna Neuman (Abingdon, Md.), Katie Notarangelo (Foxboro, Mass.), and Emily Penn (Columbia, Md.), and sophomores Julia Ginder (Cape Elizabeth, Maine), Allie Shepard (Wexford, Pa.), Katherine Stoll (Avon, Conn.), and Cailey Talbot (Southampton, N.J.).