MAC Announces Field Hockey Academic All-MAC Team

Updated 12/9/2008

CLEVELAND -- The Mid-American Conference announced its 2008 Field Hockey Academic All-MAC team Tuesday, as voted by faculty athletic representatives at MAC institutions. A total of 12 student-athletes were named to the team. The number of honorees on the MAC All-Academic Team are the number that is set for the specific sport or 33% of the number of nominees, whichever is greater. The remaining student-athletes have been recognized as Academic Honorable Mention selections.


Ohio led this year’s team with a total of five selections. Estienne Coetzee, Rachelle Coetzee, Marcy Dull, Nikki Gnozzio and Jesse Martin represented the Bobcats on this year’s squad. Kent State had three selections on this year’s team as Stephanie Berthal, Allison Kittelberger and Laurie Wilkins all represented this year’s MAC regular season and Tournament Champions.


Brooke MacGillivary (Ball State), Morya Betuzzi (Central Michigan), Christine Brightwell (Miami) and Danielle Gaynor (Missouri State) rounded out this year’s selections.


The Academic All-MAC honor is for a student-athlete who has excelled in athletics and academics. To qualify, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.20 cumulative GPA and have participated in at least 50 percent of the contests for that particular sport. First-year students and junior college transfers in their first year of residence are not eligible for the award.


2008 Field Hockey Academic All-MAC

Brooke MacGillivary, Ball State, 3.75 GPA, Exercise Science
Moyra Betuzzi, Central Michigan, 3.50 GPA, Biomedical Sciences

Allison Kittelberger, Kent State, 3.94 GPA, Business Marketing

Stephanie Bernthal, Kent State, 3.74, GPA, Psychology

Laurie Wilkins, Kent State, 3.55 GPA, Early Childhood Education

Christine Brightwell, Miami, 3.27 GPA, Exercise Science
Danielle Gaynor, 3.72 GPA, Management and Organizations and Sports Studies
Estienne Coetzee, Ohio, 3.96 GPA, Accounting and Management Information Systems

Rachelle Coetzee, Ohio, 3.97 GPA, Accounting and Management Information Systems

Marcy Dull, Ohio, 3.59 GPA, Finance and Marketing

Nikki Gnozzio, Ohio, 3.68 GPA, Sport management

Jessie Martin, Ohio, 3.37 GPA, Sport management


2008 Field Academic Honorable Mention

Melanie Pasillas, Ball State
Jodi Mann, Ball State
Maura Sawicki, Ball State
Melinda Curran, Central Michigan

Lizl Gericke, Central Michigan

Alison Kist, Central Michigan

Amanda Lucik, Central Michigan

Kristen Palinski, Central Michigan

Tara Schiltz, Central Michigan

Kim Sihota, Central Michigan

MaryKate Hanosek, Kent State University

Laurie Wilkins, Kent State University

Katie George, Kent State University

Katie Brightwell, Miami
Courtney Fretz Miami
Elizabeth Gilroy, Miami
Mary Hull, Miami
Jessica Reading, Miami

Sandy Fulkerson, Missouri State

Jessica Schuster, Missouri State

Taylor Anderson, Ohio

Louzeth Schutte, Ohio

Lauren Stahlhuth, Ohio