Editor's note: Updates to add Katherine McVeagh, who was incorrectly omitted from the original announcement by the NFHCA.
Gilbert, Ariz. – University of Scranton field hockey players Claire McAllister (Plymouth Meeting, Pa./Plymouth-Whitemarsh), Annie Amentler (Drums, Pa./Hazleton Area) and Katherine McVeagh (Flourtown, Pa./Springfield Township) were honored on Thursday as Zag Field Hockey/NFHCA Division III Scholars of Distinction.
The trio is among an elite group of field hockey players across the country to be honored as 242 student-athletes representing 105 schools received the award, which recognizes players who have achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.90 or higher through the first semester of the 2017-18 academic year.
McAllister, a sophomore goalkeeper, earned her second NFHCA Scholar of Distinction award after appearing in five games this past fall, posting a 2-0 record with a 0.86 goals against average. She posted a .667 save percentage with six saves and had two solo shutouts on the year.
Amentler, a freshman midfielder/forward, earned the NFHCA Scholar of Distinction honor after playing in all 18 games this past season. She scored three goals in her rookie campaign and attempted six shots while placing four shots on goal in her rookie year.
McVeagh, a junior midfielder/forward, earned the honor for the third straight season after starting all 18 games this past fall. She finished with two assists and took 13 shots, nine of which were on goal.
To view a complete list of the 2017 Zag Field Hockey / NFHCA Division III Scholars of Distinction, click here.