McNeil Selected To Academic All-Patriot League Team

Michelle McNeil

WORCESTER, Mass. – Holy Cross field hockey sophomore Michelle McNeil (Canton, Mass.) has been selected to the Academic All-Patriot League team, as voted on by the conference's sports information directors. To be eligible for the Academic All-Patriot League team, a student-athlete must possess at least a 3.20 cumulative grade point average and be a starter or key player in his/her sport. This is the first time McNeil has earned this accolade.

McNeil, who holds a 3.48 GPA, started in all 17 games this season for the Crusaders. She registered a career-best three goals and six points during the 2013 season. She played a key role in helping Holy Cross secure the 4-1 victory over Lehigh, as she tallied a pair of goals. For her career, she has 11 points on five goals and one assist.

Last year, she was named to the National Field Hockey Coaches Association Division I All-Academic squad, as well as the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll. McNeil is also a member of the Holy Cross Leadership Academy. As a freshman, she earned second team All-Patriot League laurels.

Holy Cross finished the year with a 5-12 overall record and a 1-4 mark in the Patriot League. The five wins this season are the most since the team won seven contests in 2008.


Patriot League Field Hockey Scholar-Athlete of the Year
Rachel Misko, Bucknell, Sr.

Field Hockey Academic All-Patriot League Team
Shelly Montgomery, American, Sr.
Grace Wilson, American, Jr.
Jaclyn Anspach, American, Sr.
Rachel Misko, Bucknell, Sr.
Erica Perrine, Bucknell, Sr.
Abby Watson, Bucknell, So.
Kelsey Jensen, Colgate, Sr.
Eliana Brown, Colgate, Jr.
Michelle McNeil, Holy Cross, So.
Kristin Heaney, Lafayette, Sr.
Steph Fratoni, Lehigh, Jr.