Londonderry, N.H., senior All-American is Stonehill's second finalist in award history
EASTON, Mass. (May 21, 2014) – Stonehill College senior All-American Devin Ingersoll (Londonderry, New Hampshire/Londonderry) has been named one of three finalists for the 2014 Northeast-10 Conference Woman of the Year Award, to be selected by the Senior Woman Administrator Council (SWA), and announced at the Conference's end of the year meetings in Burlington, Vermont, in June. The winner will automatically be put forward as the Conference's nominee for the NCAA Woman of the Year.
Ingersoll is a finalist along with Lauren Battista, a women's basketball All-American from Bentley University, and women's lacrosse All-American Devan Crimi of Adelphi University. Ingersoll is Stonehill's second Woman of the Year finalist after former women's basketball honorable mention All-American Emily Rousseau, '11, was a finalist in 2011. Former ice hockey standout and current volunteer assistant coach Dana Borges, '13, earned the inaugural NE-10 Man of the Year award last spring.
Ingersoll, who graduated this past Sunday with a 3.85 cumulative grade point average as an environmental science major at Stonehill, is a two-time Capital One Academic All-District I at large first team selection and she was recently named the Edward E. Martin Female Scholar-Athlete Award recipient at the Senior Student-Athlete Awards dinner. She is also a nominee for the Northeast-10 Conference's Outstanding Female Scholar-Athlete Award, earned the NE-10 Sport Excellence Award for field hockey this season and is a two-time NE-10 Academic All-Conference pick, having earned a perfect 4.0 GPA during the fall semester.
"As I enter the next chapter of my life I reflect on the experiences that have made me the well-rounded, confident woman I am today," said Ingersoll, a co-founding member and Co-President of Food Truth, a Green Executive Council member, at Stonehill. "Early on in my college career, I became a frequent volunteer at the Farm at Stonehill, an organic farm that donates all produce grown. Volunteering fueled my passion for creating a sustainable food system at Stonehill and beyond. But in realizing it is not enough to end hunger and food injustices effectively, our organization gathered support from students and staff for the administration to sign a commitment to sustainably source 20% of our food purchases by 2020. As the 22nd institution nationwide to do so, the campaign exceeded my expectations and showed me how passion and perseverance can change the community for the better."
Ingersoll is a two-time All-America selection for the field hockey program at Stonehill, collecting second team honors from both the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) and synapsesports.com last fall after being named to the Longstreth/NFHCA All-America second team as a junior. She is a two-time All-NE-10 first team pick and was named the NE-10 Rookie of the Year as a freshman in 2010. Ingersoll started all 22 games for Stonehill last fall and led the team with 11 assists to go with five goals for 21 points. She netted two gamewinning goals and also chipped in with a defensive save, ranking sixth in the NE-10 and 12th nationally for assists. She posted a season-high two goals in a 4-2 win at Saint Michael's College on September 14 as well as the Skyhawks overtime setback to 7th-ranked Merrimack College in the NCAA Tournament.
Ingersoll, who started all 84 of Stonehill's games over her four year career, has totaled 24 goals and 20 assists for 68 points over her collegiate career with seven gamewinners. Ingersoll posted a team-high 25 points her junior year with a team-best 12 goals to go with one assist. She ranks tenth in program history for career points, sixth all-time for career assists and ninth for career goals.
Ingersoll was named to the womensfieldhockey.com Division II and NE-10 All-Rookie team selection. She has been named to the Gladiator by SGI/NFHCA National Academic Squad all four years and has earned NE-10 Commissioner's Honor Roll status all seven semesters and Athletic Director's Honor Roll six times to date. She was also selected to participate in the Front Rush/NFHCA Division II Senior All-Star Game. Ingersoll, who is the field hockey team's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee representative, studied abroad in Australia during the spring 2013 semester, spending time doing research in the Outback, and completed an internship at the Stonehill Farm in the summer of 2013. She recently was recognized with the Student Life Vice President's Award and Academic Excellence Award in Environmental Science and is a member of Lambda Epsilon Sigma Honor Society.
The NCAA Woman of the Year award honors senior student-athletes for their collective collegiate achievements in service, leadership, athletics and academics. The NCAA Committee on Women's Athletics (CWA) receives nominations from each conference in Division I, II and III.
All conference nominees from the three divisions are forwarded to the Woman of the Year selection committee in which the committee then will select the top ten winners from each division. From among those 30 honorees, the selection committee will determine the top three in each division. Finally, the members of the CWA will vote from the top nine to determine the 2014 NCAA Woman of the Year.
The Stonehill field hockey team finished the 2013 season with an 18-4 record overall, including an 8-2 clip in the Northeast-10. The Skyhawks are ranked fifth in the final regular season Penn Monto/NFHCA Division II and earned the fifth NCAA Tournament bid in program history after reaching the NE-10 Championship for a fifth time. Stonehill opened the season with a program-record 16-straight wins and fell just a win shy of the single-season record of 19 set in 2005.
With 20 intercollegiate sports, Stonehill boasts one of the top athletic and academic programs in the country. The Skyhawks have finished in the top three in the final NE-10 Presidents' Cup standings nine straight years, winning the Cup four times, including a streak of three-straight from 2009-10 through 2011-12. This prestigious award is given to the top performing athletic school in the Northeast-10, across all sports and seasons. Stonehill has received the NCAA Division II Presidents' Award for Academic Achievement each of the first two years if the program's existence of honoring programs with an Academic Success Rate (ASR) of 90-percent or better. The Skyhawks have earned a 97% Academic Success Ranking (ASR) by the NCAA, which considers the academic success rate of the institution based on the graduation rate of student-athletes, good for fifth among all NCAA Division II institutions, with ten Skyhawk teams receiving a perfect rating of 100%. In addition, the Skyhawks are ranked sixth in the National Collegiate Scouting Association (NCSA) Power Rankings used to assess the academic and athletic standards of all NCAA and NAIA athletic programs.