Duke’s Lauren Blazing Named ACC Field Hockey Scholar-Athlete of the Year

2014 All-ACC Academic Field Hockey Team Announced

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Duke redshirt junior goalkeeper Lauren Blazing has been named the 2014 Atlantic Coast Conference Field Hockey Scholar-Athlete of the Year and leads the sport’s All-ACC Academic Team, as announced Wednesday by Commissioner John Swofford.

Blazing, a cultural anthropology and political science major from Durham, North Carolina, has been named to the Dean’s List every semester during her career at Duke. In 2014, Blazing was named to the National Field Hockey Coaches Association All-America Second Team and garnered All-ACC First Team accolades. She finished the year with the league lead in save percentage and ranked second in goals against average.  

Virginia’s Jenny Johnstone earned her fourth career All-ACC Academic honor. North Carolina’s Emily Wold, Emma Bozek, and Loren Shealy joined Blazing with three career league academic accolades.

All seven ACC schools that compete in field hockey are represented on the All-ACC Academic Team, led by Duke with eight players. 

Nine players on the All-ACC Academic squad were named All-Americans following the 2014 season, while 14 were voted All-ACC. 

The ACC Scholar-Athlete of the Year award was established in September 2007 to be awarded annually to the top junior or senior student-athlete in their respective sports.  Candidates for the award must have maintained a 3.0 grade point average for their career as well as a 3.0 for each of the last two semesters.

To be eligible for consideration for the All-ACC Academic team, a student-athlete, regardless of classification, must have earned a 3.00 grade point average for the previous semester and maintained a 3.00 cumulative average during her academic career.

2014 All-ACC Academic Field Hockey Team

Emma Plasteras, Sr., Boston College (English)

Kelcie Hromisin, Jr., Boston College (Applied Psych/Human Development/Biology)

Abby Beltrani, Sr., Duke (Cultural Anthropology) @

Aileen Johnson, Jr., Duke (Sociology) @

Amanda Kim, Jr., Duke (Spanish) @

Ashley Kristen, Fr., Duke (Undeclared)

Hannah Barreca, Jr., Duke (Psychology)

Jessica Buttinger, Sr., Duke (Evolutionary Anthropology) @

Lauren Blazing, RJr., Duke (Cultural Anthropology and Political Science) #

Sarah Furey, Fr., Duke (Undeclared)

Casey Di Nardo , Jr., North Carolina (Journalism & Mass Communications) @

Emily Wold, Jr., North Carolina (Communication Studies ) #

Emma Bozek , Jr., North Carolina (Business Administration ) #

Julia Young , So., North Carolina (Exercise and Sport Sciences)

Loren Shealy, Sr., North Carolina (Business Administration ) #

Samantha Travers, Sr., North Carolina (Communication Studies ) @

Emma Russell, Jr., Syracuse (Economics) @

Jordan Page, Sr., Syracuse (Health & Physical Education) @

Laura Hurff, Fr., Syracuse (Health & Exercise Science)

Lauren Brooks, Sr., Syracuse (Nutrition) @

Elisa Garcia, Jr., Louisville (Marketing)

Lotta Kahlert, So., Louisville (Health & Human Performance, Exercise Science )

Rebecca Maddock, Sr., Louisville (Health & Human Performance, Exercise Science )

Paige Monsen, Sr., Louisville (Chemistry)

Shannon Sloss, So., Louisville (Health & Human Performance, Exercise Science )

Alyssa Voelmle, Sr., Louisville (Sport Administration)

Nicole Woods, Fr., Louisville (Middle and Secondary Education )

Becca Zamojcin, Fr., Virginia (Undeclared)

Caleigh Foust, So., Virginia (Undeclared) @

Jenny Johnstone, Sr., Virginia (Environmental Sciences) %

Kelsey LeBlanc, Jr., Virginia (Psychology) @

Maddie DeCerbo, Sr., Virginia (Public Policy & Leadership) @

Georgia Holland, GS, Wake Forest (Health & Exercise Science)

Sarah Thornhill, So., Wake Forest (Undeclared)

Valerie Dahmen, So., Wake Forest (Politics & International Affairs)

@ Two-time honoree                                                                        

# Three-time honoree

% Four-time honoree