Nov. 20, 2006
IOWA CITY – Three Hawkeye field hockey players earned national recognition today. Senior Heather Schnepf was selected as a first team all-American by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association and WomensFieldHockey.com. Junior Kadi Sickel was selected to the third team by WomensFieldHockey.com while freshman Meghan Beamesderfer was named to the all-Rookie squad by WomensFieldHockey.com.
Schnepf finished her career at Iowa with a bang by being a first team all-American. During her time at Iowa, she was named NFHCA second team all-American, three time NFHCA West Region all-American, Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year twice, unanimous first team all Big-Ten selection twice, second team all Big-Ten as well as named to the Big Ten Tournament team two times. Schnepf finished the season with a career high in assists (9), tied a career high in goals (4) and led the team in defensive saves for the fourth straight year.
“We are thrilled to have Heather represent Iowa.” Head Coach Tracey Griesbaum said, “It’s been two years since someone from our team has received that honor so it is great to have someone from Iowa selected again. She deserves this, she has been working towards this since her freshman year.”
WomensFieldHockey.com honored Sickel by selecting her as third team all-American. This is Sickel’s first all-America honor. She was also a first team NFHCA West Region all-American and a second team all-Big Ten selection this season. Sickel led the team with a career high in assists (12) and finished the season third on the team in points (18).
Beamesderfer was named to the all-Rookie team by WomensFieldHockey.com. She was also a second team NFHCA West Region all-American as well as the Big Ten Freshman of the Year.