Sporting WCA

Sixteen Field Hockey Players Earn Academic All-American Honors

Recently, the Westminster Field Hockey team had sixteen girls who made it on the NFHCA High School National Academic Squad. Sixteen All-Americans is more than any other school in the St. Louis area, and the Westminster players and coaches could not be happier.

The requirements for this award include being a current high school Senior or Junior, being a member of the Varsity team, and achieving a minimum unweighted GPA of a 3.50 through the first quarter of the 2018-19 school year. Also, girls who received a 3.9 GPA or better have been recognized for the Scholar of Distinction. 11 out of the 16 Westminster girls were recognized for the Scholar of Distinction.

The girls that were honored with this were Ava Bidner, Ann Borchelt, Noelle Burkey, Lily Coln, Hayley Fizer, Jaela Ginger, Emma Gore, Sabrina Granata, Carley James, Emma Kaiping, Maggie Kehr, Abby Richards, Alexa Rosenberg, Rachel Rothrock, Morgan Sickels, and Hannah Sturr.

Nancy Schmer, the head field hockey coach, was thrilled to see her girls achieving academic and athletic excellence.

“This award is truly an honor for the team,” says Schmer. “To have sixteen girls, which is the most out of any team in the St. Louis area, it’s amazing. Words cannot describe the joy that I have for my team. I could not be more proud of what these girls have done not only on the field, but in the classroom as well.”

This last fall was a season to remember for the Wildcats Field Hockey team, but after having sixteen All-Americans, this season proved to be a truly unforgettable season. In the future, the Field Hockey team hopes to continue producing scholar athletes and continue being recognized for their hard work. Congratulations to the sixteen girls who earned this prestigious award.