Courtesy: Tim Fitzgerald/CMU Athletics
CMU Highlight Six Academic All-MAC Selections

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. – The Central Michigan field hockey team gained six Academic All-Mid-American Conference team selections, the league announced Wednesday.

"The field hockey program has been very successful with its academics and we ended the semester with a team GPA of 3.61," head coach Cristy Freese said, "These six girls have truly shown what a student-athlete means." 

Seniors Simone Lazar, Skylar VanNatta and Bailey McKeon, junior Jordyn Brengosz and sophomores Kaysie Gregory and Anne Middeldorp all earned Academic All-MAC honors.

Lazar, a chemistry major with a 3.57 GPA, is a three-time Academic All-MAC honoree. She was also named the 2013 Dick Enberg Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Finishing out her CMU field hockey career as a back, she added another All-MAC First Team selection to her awards list. Lazar assisted the Chippewas to a 1.77 goals against average in the 2013 season, which was good for second in the MAC. 

VanNatta, a business major with a 3.73 GPA, earns Academic All-MAC honors for the second time in her career. The senior midfielder was recently awarded Longstreth/NFHCA All-Region Second Team honors. She also earned a spot All-MAC Tournament team and is a two-time All-MAC First Team selection and MAC Offensive Player of the Week.

McKeon, a communication disorders major with a 3.80 GPA, is also a second-time honoree for the Academic All-MAC team. The senior forward added an All-MAC Second Team selection to her resume after the 2013 season. One of her highlights in the 2013 season was scoring off a stroke in the semifinal game against Kent State, leading the Chippewas to the MAC Championships. 

Brengosz, an actuarial science major with a 3.91 GPA, earns Academic All-MAC honors for the second-time in her career. As a back, the sophomore became one of the Maroon and Gold’s leading scorers – completing the 2013 season with six goals, one assist, and 13 points.

Gregory, an undeclared major with a 3.80 GPA, adds her first Academic All-MAC honors to her resume. She tallied three goals and four assists into the stat book, including a game-winning goal in a 2-1 overtime victory over UC Davis in the beginning of the 2013 season.

Middeldorp, an undeclared major with a 3.66 GPA, earns Academic All-MAC honors for the first time in her career. In her first season, travelling over from the Netherlands, she received All-MAC Second Team honors and a spot on the All-MAC Tournament Team. As a back, she assisted the Chippewas to three shutouts and recorded four assists in the 2013 season.

2013 Academic All-MAC Field Hockey Team
Jordyn Brengosz, Central Michigan
Bailey McKeon, Central Michigan
Kaysie Gregory, Central Michigan
Simone Lazar, Central Michigan
Anne Middeldorp, Central Michigan
Skylar VanNatta, Central Michigan
Sabrina Binder, Kent State
Hannah Faulkner, Kent State
Susanne Felder, Kent State
Rebecca Lee, Kent State
Alexis Madeira, Kent State
Bea Dechant, Miami
Ali Froede, Miami
Emily Gruesser, Miami
Alyssa Logan, Miami
Sarah Mueller, Miami
Charlie Redhead, Missouri State
Holly Scherer, Missouri State
Luli Gomez Teruel, Ohio
Caelyn Hartley, Ohio
Clarissa Leickly, Ohio