For the second consecutive year, Hofstra University Field Hockey standout Stella Schoen has been named to the 2017 College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Women’s At-Large Academic All-America Team, CoSIDA announced Thursday.
Schoen, a forward, becomes Hofstra’s 33rd CoSIDA Academic All-American and second this academic year following Pride volleyball star Hannah Klemm.
The Women’s Academic At-Large All-District® teams includes student-athletes from 14 sports competing in beach volleyball, bowling, crew/rowing, fencing, field hockey, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, swimming, tennis and water polo.
“To be named a CoSIDA Academic All-American one time is memorable, to receive this honor twice is simply remarkable,” Hofstra Vice President and Director of Athletics Jeffrey A. Hathaway said. “We are very proud of Stella and how she continues to represent Hofstra University and our field hockey program. It’s another outstanding achievement by one of our many distinguished scholar-athletes. Congratulations to Stella from her Hofstra Family.”
Schoen, who was also a CoSIDA Academic All-America At-Large second team selection in 2016, had a perfect 4.0 GPA in economics with a minor in psychology through her eight semesters at Hofstra. She graduated summa cum laude on May 21.
She was also a four-time Zag Field Hockey/National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division I Scholar of Distinction, which is presented to student-athletes who have achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.90 or greater.
The Hamburg, Germany native has also received both NFHCA National Academic Squad and the Colonial Athletic Association Commissioner’s Academic Award accolades four times.
In 2016, Schoen was second on the team in goals with 14 and points with 34, and tied for second with six assists. She recorded a season-high two goals and five points in games against Colgate, Lafayette and Fairfield and added two goals against Drexel. Schoen placed fourth in the CAA in points, fifth in goals and tied for 11th in assists.
Schoen picked up her third NFHCA All-Mideast Region second team honor in 2016 after selections in 2013 and 2015. She earned her fourth All-CAA honor last November after first team selections in 2013 and 2015 and second team accolades in 2014 and 2016.
Schoen played 71 games in her career and finished with 120 points, which tied Jamie Knoblick (1994-97) for fourth on the career list, 26 assists, which ranks third, and 47 goals, which ranks seventh all-time on the Hofstra charts.
Schoen shared the 2017 Dr. Sylvia J. Giallombardo Award for a second consecutive year with volleyball player Hannah Klemm as Hofstra’s top female scholar-athlete. Schoen was voted the 2015-16 CAA Field Hockey Scholar-Athlete of the Year and earned her second CAA Field Hockey All-Academic Team honor in 2016.
Since becoming a NCAA Division I institution in 1970, Hofstra student-athletes have earned Academic All-American first team honors 11 times, second team honors 15 times and third team accolades seven times.
WRITTEN BY JIM SHEEHAN, HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF ATHLETIC COMMUNICATIONS