Spartans Recognized for Academic Excellence

YORK, PA – The York College field hockey team received outstanding news last week as the Spartans were listed among the top 100 programs in the country for their academic prowess during the 2008 campaign according to the National Field Hockey Coaches Association. The Green and White achieved over a 3.0 grade point average while 12 Spartans were named to the NFHCA academic squad.
    A trio of All-Capital Athletic Conference performers made the squad, which is awarded to those student-athletes with a cumulative 3.30 GPA or higher, as senior April McFarland (York, Pa./Eastern York), junior Veronica Eltz (Hanover, Pa./Delone Catholic), and junior Megan Spangler (Myerstown, Pa./Eastern Lebanon County) were each awarded for the academic excellence.
    Katie Dawkins (Easton, Md./Easton), Casey Knauss (St. Michaels, Md./Easton), Kelly Kreamer (Ambler, Pa./Wissahickon), Casey Lawrence (Abbottstown, Pa./Delone Catholic), Stacey Miller (Lindenhurst, N.Y./Lindenhurst Senior), Becky Reeves (Forest Hill, Md./North Harford), Allison Roush (Lancaster, Pa./Manheim Township), Brittany Simmons (Leola, Pa./Conestoga Valley), and Laurel Sturner (Cherry Hill, N.J./Cherry Hill West) were also recognized by the NFHCA for their academic achievements.
    A total of 61 student-athletes from the CAC made the NFHCA academic squad as all seven schools were represented. York ranked second in the league with 12 honorees while St. Mary’s paced the conference with 16.