Student-Athlete Awards

The NFHCA has the honor of recognizing field hockey student-athletes throughout the year for their accomplishments on the field and in the classroom.

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National Player of the Year

This award is presented to the top field hockey athlete at each collegiate level.

Categories: Division I, Division II, Division III

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Regional Player of the Year

Regional Player of the Year honors are awarded to the student-athlete who is ranked at the top of their region by the All-Region selection committee.

Categories: Division I, Division II, Division III

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All-American

All-American teams are made up of student-athletes that represent the highest level of field hockey players with regard to the nominating criteria.

Categories: Division I, Division II, Division III, High School

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All-Region

All-Region teams are made up of student-athletes that represent the highest level of field hockey players in their region with regard to the nominating criteria. A region’s team size is contingent on the number of institutions (collegiate) or NFHCA members (high school) within their region.

Categories: Division I, Division III, High School

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Senior Impact Team

The High School Senior Impact Team recognizes outstanding high school seniors for their leadership on and off the field. High school seniors must meet pre-established academic and athletic criteria to receive the award.

Categories: High School

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Player of the Month

The Player of the Month program honors top-performers throughout the year. Players are nominated by their own NFHCA-member coaches and the honorees are selected by a voting panel comprised of NFHCA representatives.

Categories: High School, Club

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Player of the Week

The Player of the Week program honors an offensive and defensive player of the week in each division throughout the season. Student-athletes are nominated by their collegiate conference.

Categories: Division I, Division II, Division III

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Watch List

The NFHCA Watch List represents top collegiate and high school student-athletes who are early contenders for this year’s NFHCA All-American teams.

Categories: Division I, Division II, Division III, High School

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National Scholar-Athlete

This award is presented to the All-American undergraduate student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average through the fall semester of the current academic year.

Categories: Division I, Division II, Division III

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Scholars of Distinction

This program recognizes undergraduate student-athletes and scholastic junior and senior student-athletes who have achieved a cumulative grade-point average of 3.9 or higher through the first semester of the current academic year.

Categories: Division I, Division II, Division III, High School

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National Academic Squad

This program honors undergraduate collegiate student-athletes and scholastic junior and senior student-athletes who have achieved a cumulative grade-point average of 3.5 or higher through the first semester of the current academic year.

Categories: Division I, Division II, Division III, High School

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National Academic Team Award

The National Academic Team Award recognizes programs that earned a team grade-point average of 3.5 or higher during the fall semester of the current academic year.

Categories: Division I, Division II, Division III

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