NFHCA recognizes 2022 Division II Scholars of Distinction

Feb 16, 2023 | 2022-2023, Division II, News

Photo credit: University of Mount Olive

GENEVA, N.Y. — This year more than 100 student-athletes have been recognized as NFHCA Division II Scholars of Distinction.

The Scholars of Distinction program recognizes student-athletes who have achieved a cumulative grade-point average of 3.9 or higher through the first semester of the 2022-23 academic year.

East Stroudsbrug University and the University of Mount Olive placed the most student-athletes on the Scholars of Distinction list this year, with nine honorees each.

The 2022 honorees appear below, they are listed alphabetically first by school then by last name. The table is also searchable and filterable.

2022 NFHCA Division II Scholars of Distinction

First NameLast NameInstitution
DailynAnnisAdelphi University
Emiline BigginAdelphi University
MirtheKarstensAdelphi University
GianaMcKeoughAdelphi University
Morgan MinicozziAdelphi University
PhaedraDayAmerican International College
EmilyFrenchAmerican International College
TaylorWildesAmerican International College
Caroline O'ConnellAssumption University
LayneDiffleyBelmont Abbey College
Grace HinesBelmont Abbey College
Caitlin StruckhoffBelmont Abbey College
AbigailHewesBentley University
BritneyPearsonBentley University
IsabellaCulpBloomsburg University
BriDoeblerBloomsburg University
KateFergusonBloomsburg University
SamSchafferBloomsburg University
LillieWeaverBloomsburg University
JulianneWheelerBloomsburg University
CarleeWilliamsBloomsburg University
CatoBartstraCoker University
BrittKaboCoker University
LuisaFasoldConverse University
TeanaMaloneyConverse University
LarissaStanjeckConverse University
SamanthaWhiteConverse University
JuliaCooperEast Stroudsburg University
AllysonFormanEast Stroudsburg University
EmmaFriendEast Stroudsburg University
KerryKaufmanEast Stroudsburg University
NicoleKrozserEast Stroudsburg University
GraceLeshEast Stroudsburg University
KaylaMindonEast Stroudsburg University
JessicaSeidelEast Stroudsburg University
CharlotteSimonEast Stroudsburg University
AlexisFrankFranklin Pierce University
OnaGraciaFranklin Pierce University
RebeccaPhillipsFranklin Pierce University
MorganMathewsFrostburg State University
ZanerAmandaIndiana University of Pennsylvania
CuginiBlaiseIndiana University of Pennsylvania
OpshinskyEmilyIndiana University of Pennsylvania
Shelby HarnishIndiana University of Pennsylvania
Yonchiuk RileyIndiana University of Pennsylvania
MORGANBENNERKutztown University
JILLIANBUCHMANKutztown University
SARAHGATEHOUSEKutztown University
DARIANEJONESKutztown University
MORGANBERNDTMansfield University
CAITLINKEIMMansfield University
TiaSansoeMaryville University
MollyMagnificoMercy College
PatriciaRingstadMercy College
SamanthaTrickelMercy College
Jillian Blas Mercyhurst University
Madison Kasten Mercyhurst University
Fenna Klok Mercyhurst University
Delfina Magro Mercyhurst University
Emerson Polkowski Mercyhurst University
Rhyden WheldonMercyhurst University
FiorellaBerenguelNewberry College
Lillian DruryNewberry College
Sarah KnappNewberry College
SineadMeyerNewberry College
KatherineShepherdNewberry College
IsabellaBoertjesPace University
EmilyCurtisPace University
MargaretGlynnPace University
Anne LynnGottgensPace University
NadiaPavlikPace University
MorganStreckerPace University
JessicaWolfePace University
KathleenDeanSaint Michael's College
Samantha McGrathSaint Michael's College
PlinkeHillenShippensburg University
Grace BurkerSlippery Rock University
AlexHeldSlippery Rock University
NadiaIrving Slippery Rock University
Erin RolandSlippery Rock University
SarahGallagherSouthern Connecticut State University
TrinidadRodriguez-RicchuitiSouthern Connecticut State University
SuzanneBussemakerSouthern New Hampshire University
HannahDobeckiSouthern New Hampshire University
Rosa MariaRuiz HellinSouthern New Hampshire University
CarolineScottSouthern New Hampshire University
JessicaAylwardUniversity of Mount Olive
AlannaBarrettUniversity of Mount Olive
CelineDe WitteUniversity of Mount Olive
NatashaElderUniversity of Mount Olive
SophiaFrugoniUniversity of Mount Olive
RailynKingUniversity of Mount Olive
JuleSchuurmanUniversity of Mount Olive
JinteSteenbeekeUniversity of Mount Olive
MaudVan DuinUniversity of Mount Olive
BrynnaCourneenUniversity of New Haven
KatieDurkeeUniversity of New Haven
KelliJaobsonUniversity of New Haven
SophiaRuhUniversity of New Haven
ErinSmithUniversity of New Haven
TessGarchinskyWest Chester University
AdrianaPalumboWest Chester University
CaitlynnSzarkoWest Chester University
MiahRuizWingate University

The NFHCA has already announced the 2022 NFHCA Division II National Academic Squad — the NFHCA National Academic Team awards will be announced on February 21 and the National Scholar-Athlete on February 22.

Individualized digital certificate will be created following the spelling corrections deadline (February 28). Coaches will be notified when the digital certificates are available online.

The National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) is a nonprofit organization serving field hockey coaches and supporters of the game from across the United States. The mission of the organization is to champion, strengthen, and celebrate field hockey coaches and the game. The NFHCA strives to cultivate and recognize the professional contributions of its membership and to foster and promote the growth of the sport. The NFHCA is responsible for providing a recognizable presence and voice in regard to legislation affecting the sport as well as interscholastic and intercollegiate programs.