By Lowell Sun
LOWELL -- UMass Lowell field hockey star Sammy Macy of Tewksbury has been voted the nation's top collegiate female athlete in Division II. The honor was based on the results of national balloting among Division II schools as part of the Collegiate Women Sports Awards program, now in its 35th year.
All winners will be presented with the Honda Sports Award at a ceremony at Columbia University in New York on June 27.
Macy, a senior, captained her team to an undefeated 24-0 record and a national title this season. She scored a single-season school-record 30 goals and 76 points, as well as the single-game school record of 5 goals and 11 points. She had 7 game-winning goals, and has career numbers of 91 goals, 38 assists and 220 points.
Macy is a three-time first team All-American who graduated with a 3.08 GPA in criminal justice.
"I am so honored and so humbled by this award," said Macy. "To even be considered for the Honda Sports Award is an honor, but to win it is a dream. This could not have been possible without the support of our coaching staff and especially my teammates at UMass Lowell. The year we had was unforgettable and everything we accomplished, we accomplished together. This award is something I will certainly cherish forever."
Fifteen UMass Lowell hockey players were selected to the 2010-11 Hockey East All-Academic Team, as announced by the conference office. Student-athletes who earn a GPA of 3.0 or higher in each of the two academic semesters in which they competed receive all-academic honors.
Scott Campbell and Jason DeLuca were each named Distinguished Scholars for earning a GPA of 3.0 or higher during every semester over their four varsity seasons.
Also named were seniors Ryan Blair and Patrick Cey, sophomores Chris Ickert and Colin Wright, and freshmen Joseph Pendenza (Wilmington), Cameron Gaudet (Burlington), Chad Ruhwedel, Derek Arnold, Rob Badger, Marc Boulanger, Doug Carr, Josh Holmstromand Shayne Thompson.