10 Field Hockey Players Claim National Academic Honors

10 Field Hockey Players Claim National Academic Honors

STANDISH, Maine - The 2018 Zag Field Hockey/National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division III National Academic Squad has been released and 10 Joseph's College players have been honored for their efforts in the classroom.

Seniors Arianna Kahler (Lisbon Falls, Maine), Kayla Kelly (York, Maine), and Kayla Veilleux (Sabattus, Maine), junior Kylee Veilleux (Sabattus, Maine), sophomores Alexis Charles (Fryeburg, Maine) and Alexandria Simpson (Pascoag, R.I.), and freshmen Izzy Anton (Mount Vernon, N.H.), Alexis Beardsley (Livermore, Maine), Olivia Esposito (North Reading, Mass.), and Valerie Neuhausser (Burlington, Conn.) have earned academic accolades from the national organization.

In addition, Kylee Veilleux has earned Zag Field Hockey/NFHCA Division III Scholars of Distinction honors for the second-consecutive year. In order to claim the high honor, a player must boast a cumulative GPA of 3.90 or higher through the first semester of the 2018-19 academic year. A total of 268 student-athletes have earned Scholars of Distinction honors.

The Zag Field Hockey/NFHCA Division III National Academic Squad includes all student-athletes with a cumulative grade point average of 3.30 or greater through the first semester of the 2018-19 academic year. Over 1,700 student-athletes representing 147 institutions have earned the honor.







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Founded in 1912 by the Sisters of Mercy in Portland, Maine, Saint Joseph’s College is Maine’s Catholic liberal arts college in the Mercy tradition. We are inclusive of all faiths, including no faith. The 474-acre campus, located on the shore of Sebago Lake in Standish, Maine offers more than 40 undergraduate programs and a Division III athletic program to a population of approximately 1,000 on-campus students. A pioneer of distance education since the 1970s, the College also provides online certificates and undergraduate and graduate degrees for thousands more working adults who reside in more than 20 other countries. In 2015 the College was selected by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching to receive its Community Engagement Classification, highlighting the College’s focus on community service throughout its mission and daily interactions within local, regional, and global communities. In 2018, Princeton Review recognized SJC as one of its “Green Colleges” for its sustainability initiatives. Learn more at www.sjcme.edu.