SAGE FIELD HOCKEY PLAYERS SELECTED TO 2018 ZAG FIELD HOCKEY/NFHCA DIVISION III SCHOLAR OF DISTINCTION
GILBERT, Ariz. —This year, 268 student-athletes have been recognized as Zag Field Hockey/NFHCA Division III Scholars of Distinction. A member of the first Sage field hockey team, Sage’s rookies Abigayle Greier (Elma, NY/Iroquois Central) and Charity Rushinski (Shushan, NY/Salem Central) were both honored as two of the 268 student-athletes recognized.
The Division III 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 2018-19 academic year.
This honor comes on the heels of Sage’s field hockey program being also honored as one of the 131 Division III field hockey programs honored as a recipient of 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.
Two weeks ago Greier and Rushinski were also honored by the NFHCA as one of the 1,746 student-athletes from 147 Division III institutions earned recognition on the 2018 Zag Field Hockey/NFHCA Division III National Academic Squad. The Division III National Academic Squad program honors student-athletes who have achieved a cumulative grade-point average of 3.3 or higher through the first semester of the 2018-19 academic year.
A rookie goalkeeper for the Gators, Greier started 13 of 14 games played in net with a 2.88 goals against average. She added a 3-11 record in goal with a .693 saves percentage for the 2018 Gators.
Rushinski capped her first season as the leading scorer for the Gators with her 11 points on three goals with five assists.
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.