NEWTON, Mass. -- The Mount Ida field hockey team received three all-conference selections after their tremendous 2017 campaign. Senior Lexi Minicucci (Westfield, Mass.) was the program's first ever first team selection, junior Sarah Hemstock (Northford, Conn.) received back-to-back second team honors, and senior Emily Salls (Springvale, Mass.) was named to the all-sportsmanship team.
For Minicucci, the selection to the first team comes as she finished off a record-setting four-year career for the Mustangs. As the first class in program history, Minicucci has now set the bar high for all future players. She ended the season tied for the conference lead in goals, was the top point-getter, and was tops in toal shots as well. Becoming the program's first 100-point scorer, Minicucci will be atop the leaderboard in almost all offensive categories. She finishes her career with an impressive resume notching two all-conference selections and multiple weekly awards.
Hemstock's versatile play during her junior year garned her recognition to the conference second team for the second straight year. Playing all over the field and showing immense understanding for the sport, Hemstock was able to adjust her mindset from an offensive player to a lock-down defender. She led the team in assists and was second in all other major offensive categories. As the point person on offensive corners, Hemstock was vital to the Mustangs attack and showed she deserved all-conference recognition.
Capping off a hard-fought senior season, Salls was named to the all-sportsmanship team for the 2017 season. Always the competitor, Salls showed leadership and desire on the field and was the consumate teammate and opponent. Her hardwork and toughness earned her the respect of coaches, teammates, and opponents throughout the conference.
Founded in 1899, Mount Ida College is a small, private college in Newton, Massachusetts, providing career-focused programs built upon a strong foundation in the social sciences, humanities and the arts, all developed and implemented to prepare our approximately 1,450 students for success. The College is comprised of the School of Applied Sciences, the School of Business, the School of Design and the School of Social Sciences and Humanities, awarding associate, bachelor and master's degrees. www.mountida.edu