SAGE FIELD HOCKEY TEAM HONORED WITH SELECTION TO 2018 ZAG FIELD HOCKEY/NFHCA DIVISION III NATIONAL ACADEMIC TEAM AWARD
GILBERT, Ariz. — The National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) is proud to announce that 131 programs have earned the 2018 Zag Field Hockey/NFHCA Division III National Academic Team Award.
The Division III National Academic Team Award recognizes programs that earned a team grade-point average of 3.0 or higher during the fall semester of the 2018-19 school year.
Swarthmore College posted the highest team GPA with a mark of 3.76. Second and third on the top-five performers list are fellow New England Small College Athletic Conference teams, Williams College and Amherst College, with a team GPA's of 3.69 and 3.65, respectively. In fourth is Haverford College with a 3.64 and in fifth is Springfield College with a 3.63 team GPA.
The Sage Colleges' field hockey program wrapped the inaugural season with a selection to this year's team for their academic prowess. Under the guidance of head coach Gillian McDonald, Sage had a number of impressive things happen on the season and posted a record of 4-13. For the season, Sage strung together a two-game win streak, while also finishing with four wins and went to overtime three times as well with opponents. On the year, Sage had two shutouts with 24 goals and 3.303 goals allowed average.