Wakefield named Scholar of Distinction
PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Sophomore Haley Wakefield (South Paris, Maine) was one of 268 student-athletes to be recognized as Zag Field Hockey/National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division III Scholars of Distinction the organization announced on Wednesday.
The Division III Scholars of Distinction program recognizes student-athletes who have achieved a cumulative grade point average of 3.90 or higher through the first semester of the 2018-19 academic year. Wakefield is one of just 13 athletes from the Little East Conference to earn the distinction.
Over the last two weeks the NFHCA has announced the National Academic Team Award honorees, which included Plymouth State, and the National Academic Squad, which included nine individual Panthers. A full list of the honorees can be found at the NFHCA website at www.nfhca.org.
Wakefield was the team's top scorer for the second straight year last fall, topping the Panthers with six goals and 14 points. She earned All-Conference recognition for the second time in her career, being named All-LEC Honorable Mention.
Led by 19-year head coach Bonnie Lord, the Panthers finished the season with a 5-11 mark, while going 5-7 in Little East play. PSU finished tied for eighth in the league standings, but missed out on the postseason for just the second time under Lord's guidance after losing the tiebreaker for the final playoff spot.
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