It's been more than four months since the York College field hockey team last played a competitive game, but the postseason awards continue to roll in.
On Tuesday, the Spartans were recognized, not for their performance on the field, but rather, their performance in the classroom. As a team, York qualified for the 2015 ZAG Field Hockey/National Field Hockey Coaches Association Collegiate National Academic Team Award. The award recognizes institutions that achieved a minimum team grade-point average of 3.0 during the first semester of the 2015-16 academic year.
Individually, 14 members of the Spartans earned a selection to the 2015 ZAG Field Hockey/NFHCA Collegiate National Academic Squad, meeting the cumulative GPA requirement of 3.30 or higher during the first semester of the 2015-16 academic year. Among the individual players named were four former members of the York-Adams League. Junior Alexa Taylor and freshman Paige Taylor are both Red Lion grads, freshman Ali Plonk is a York Suburban grad and senior Holly Martin is a South Western grad. This is Martin's fourth time being selected for the honor.
The other members of the team to earn the recognition were: freshmen Molly Devlin, Naomi George, Taylor Glass, Eve Hauptle and Kate Swope; sophomores Shania Gelvin, Kenidy Kubitz, Autumn Mallory, Beth Patrick; and junior Sydney LaMarsh.
The 14 individual players honored is the most under head coach Carly Zinn. The total falls one short of the program's all-time record of 15, set in 2006 and 2007. York also tied with Salisbury for the most players selected among Capital Athletic Conference schools. York was one of six schools from the conference to earn the team award.
The Spartans finished the year 10-9 overall and made it to the CAC tournament semifinals.