Cards Place Six on AllACC Academic Field Hockey Team

Cards Place Six on AllACC Academic Field Hockey Team

first_imgStory Links Minimum academic requirements for selection to the All-ACC Academic Team are a 3.0 grade point average for the previous semester and a 3.0 cumulative average during one’s academic career. Athletic achievements during the most recent season are also considered in selecting the All-ACC Academic Team. Walsh (Louisville, Ky.) started all 19 games during her senior season and led the Cardinals with a career-high 11 assists. The exercise science major was recently named to USA Field Hockey’s National Development Squad. Six University of Louisville student-athletes have been named the 2018 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Field Hockey Team, as announced Friday by the conference office. Alli Bitting, Erica Cooper, Mercedes Pastor, Bethany Russ, Taylor Stone and Katie Walsh represent Louisville on the league’s academic team. Pastor is making her first appearance on the conference academic team after a stellar season on the field. The sophomore industrial engineering major from Buenos Aires, Argentina earned National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) All-America first team honors after starting every in her first season at Louisville. She also garnered 2018 NFHCA all-West Region and all-ACC first team after delivering five goals, including the game-winner in double overtime at No. 15 Syracuse and the deciding goal in overtime against California. Pastor also dished out three assists to bring her point total to 13 in 2018. Bitting (Hummelstown, Pa.) garners all-conference honors for the first time after starting every game for the Cardinals during her sophomore campaign. The sport administration major notched one goal – the equalizer in Louisville’s 3-2 win at No. 15 Syracuse – and stood second on the team with seven assists. While playing in the backfield, Bitting helped the Cardinals to five shutouts. Stone (Herndon, Va.) collects her second All-ACC Academic team showing. The senior marketing major also tallied her second straight NFHCA All-America honor. all-region and all-ACC honors. The midfielder/defender finished her senior season with five goals and 10 points. She is also a member of USA Field Hockey’s National Development Squad. Cooper picks up her first all-ACC academic nod after playing in all 19 games with 14 starts. The forward from Louisville, Ky., finished her freshman campaign with nine goals and 18 points, placing her second on the team in scoring. Russ (Melbourne, Australia), also earns her first all-ACC academic team selection. The accounting major was an NFHCA all-region honoree after leading the Cardinals with 11 goals and 24 points – both career highs. After being sidelined by injury last season, the redshirt sophomore forward returned to form with six of her 11 goals standing as game-winners, placing her second in the ACC in that category. About LouisvilleThe Cardinals finished the 2018 season with a 13-6 overall record and ranked No. 14 in the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) poll after earning the No. 3 seed in the 2018 ACC Championship. Three players, Ayeisha McFerran, Mercedes Pastor and Taylor Stone earned NFHCA All-America honors while Alli Bitting, Bethany Russ and Carter Ayars joined them on the NFHCA All-West Region Teams.Fans can follow Louisville Field Hockey on Twitter (@ULFieldHockey) at  https://twitter.com/ULFieldHockey and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ULFieldHockey Print Friendly Versionlast_img


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