May 7, 2012
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. -
As the school year winds to a close, the Boston College field hockey team held its annual spring banquet on Saturday, April 21. In addition, several members of the squad were recognized at BC's All-Sports Banquet on May 4.
The field hockey spring banquet was held at the Barret House on the school's Newton Campus. Some of the most memorable moments of the event included a presentation of framed jerseys to the graduating class, recognition of last fall's award winners and a highlight film put together by assistant coach Jill Putnam.
"It is a special evening when we can officially recognize the many accomplishments of the players, and the support of the extended staff that makes our team goals possible," head coach Ainslee Lamb said.
Three Eagles were honored with team awards. Grad student Maike de Jager received the Coaches' Award for exemplifying principles, direction and persistence in the pursuit of field hockey excellence.
Senior Carla Tamer was given the Players Award for exemplifying a teammate, a scholar and an athlete, and for acting as role model who accepts responsibility with tremendous pride and honor.
Lastly, freshman Hannah Nedeau received the Senior Award for being a first-year team member who provides a positive contribution to the team's philosophy, and whose individual character encourages the future direction and excellence of Eagles' field hockey.
At BC's All-Sports Banquet, Nicole Schuster was honored as the Outstanding Female Student-Athlete for the sophomore class. Schuster, a dual major in the Lynch School of Education, represented Boston College on both the All-ACC Team and ACC All-Tournament Team last fall. She also earned NFHCA First-Team All-Northeast Region honors following the 2011 season, after starting every game in the midfield and tallying five points for BC.
Senior Nicole Barry was also recognized at the All-Sports Banquet. Barry, who will graduate from the College of Arts and Sciences, was acknowledged by BC's Learning Resources for her academic commitment throughout her collegiate career and for her persistence in the classroom.
"To have both Nicole Barry and Nicole Schuster recognized is a great accomplishment," Lamb commented. "Both of their awards honor their incredible accomplishments on the field and in the classroom. They exhibit the aspirations and balance that we want all of our players strive for."
In addition, de Jager was named an Outstanding Senior of the Year and Tamer earned the Boston College Leadership Award, both of which were selected by Coach Lamb. Junior Kara Mackintire was named as a SAAC officer and will continue to impact the many service activities that the department hosts on a weekly basis.
"The All-Sports Banquet is always a wonderful event that brings all of the student-athletes, coaches and department administrators together to celebrate and recognize each other's amazing accomplishments," Lamb said.