GLASSBORO, NJ (March 17, 2017)– The Rowan University field hockey team had 14 players that were named to the 2016 Zag/National Field Hockey Coaches Association Division III National Academic Squad on Thursday.
Midfielder/forward Julie Johnson (fr. Mount Ephraim, NJ/Audubon) and forward Casey Wagner (fr. Sicklerville, NJ/Timber Creek Reg.) earned Scholars of Distinction. The players honored also included forwards Bridget Boyle (fr. Medford, NJ/Shawnee), Erika McNulty (fr. Hamburg, NJ/Wallkill Valley Reg.) and Carrie Wunder (fr. Cape May, NJ/Lower Cape May Reg.) and midfielders Jacqui Rosati (so. Haddon Heights, NJ/Paul VI) and Rachel Galante (so. Mount Laurel, NJ/Collingswood).
In addition, midfielder/forward Jenni Panzarino (so. Old Bridge, NJ/Old Bridge), midfielder/back Jen Dean (fr. West Deptford, NJ/West Deptford) and goalie Morgan Novak (fr. Jackson, NJ.Jackson Mem.) were members of the National Academic Squad. Backs Erica Faraone (sr. Cranford, NJ/Cranford), Skyler Pino (so. Gloucester City, NJ/Gloucester City), Amber Ravenkamp (so. Eastampton, NJ/Rancocas Valley Reg.) and Celia Sokolofski (fr. Zion Grove, PA/Hazelton Area) rounded out the award recipients.
Nominees for selection to the National Academic Squad are based on all Division III field hockey players who achieved a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.30 through the fall semester for the 2016-17 academic year. This year, 1,605 student-athletes were members of the National Academic Squad. Players that had a 3.90 GPA or higher were Scholars of Distinction.
Faraone has received the NFHCA National Academic Squad honor four straight years. She is majoring in health and physical education. This is the second selection for Galante (health promotion and wellness management), Panzarino (accounting), Pino (public relations), Ravenkamp (accounting) and Rosati (biology). Boyle (biochemistry), Dean (accounting), Johnson (accounting), McNulty (mathematics), Novak (health and exercise science), Sokolofski (marketing), Wagner (chemical engineering) and Wunder (public relations) are all first-time selections.