Five New Hampshire field hockey players selected to 2001 NFHCA National Academic Squad

DURHAM, N.H. - Heidi Anderson (Hampton Falls, N.H.), Marcie Boyer (Dillsburg, Pa.), Liz Duffy (Oak Park, Ill.), Julie Munson (Dover, N.H.) and Cameron Schmitz (Cos Cob, Conn.) of the University of New Hampshire field hockey team were selected the to 2001 NFHCA Division I National Academic Squad.

This marked the second consecutive year that Boyer, a junior forward and two-time Northeast Region All-America First Team selection, was named to the National Academic Squad. She led the Wildcats in both points (17) and goals (eight) in 2001. Her season highlights included a two-goal game against UMass and a game-winning goal against Yale in overtime. She has three-year career totals of 19-11-49.

Schmitz, a senior back, was a 2001 STX/NFHCA Division I All-America Second Team selection and was also decorated with Northeast Region All-America First Team and America East All-Conference Second Team honors. The leader of a youthful 2001 Wildcat squad, she started all 19 games and was a vital part of both the offensive and defensive penalty corner units. Schmitz recorded six points on two goals and two assists this season. Her career accolades include All-Conference Second Team in 1998 and 1999 and her career statistics include 81 games started, 10 points, two goals and six assists.

Duffy, a junior forward and Northeast Region All-America Second Team honoree, missed the initial six games of the season after transferring from the University of North Carolina. In the final 13 games of the season, she recorded eight points on two goals and two assists. Her season highlights included her first career points as a Wildcat with a goal and an assist in the team's 6-2 victory against Towson (Sept. 21). She ended the season with a three-game point-scoring streak during which she recorded the game-winning goal against Albany (Oct. 21).

Munson, a sophomore goalkeeper who saw no game action in her rookie year, recorded a 3.16 goals-against-average and a .696 save percentage in eight games - including four starts - in 2001. She made her collegiate debut in the season opener at William & Mary and recorded six saves and later notched her first career victory with a seven-save overtime effort against Yale (2-1 win). She stopped a career-high 12 shots in a 4-3 overtime loss at Drexel.

Anderson, a freshman midfielder, played in 17 games and was in the starting lineup eight times. She led all rookies - and was fourth on the team - in goals with three. She registered her first collegiate points with a goal against Massachusetts and that tally proved to be the game-winning goal. Anderson also scored in the team's 3-1 win at Albany and in the 6-2 victory vs. Towson.

To qualify for the National Academic Squad, a student-athlete must record a minimum 3.30 grade-point-average in the fall semester and be a starter or key reserve.

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