GILBERT, Ariz.—Babson College junior Haley Pesce (Roxbury, Conn.) was one of 268 Division III student-athletes to receive Zag Field Hockey/National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Scholars of Distinction honors last week.
Pesce is the first Babson player to earn Scholars of Distinction recognition from the NFHCA since the award was instituted following the 2012 season. In order to be eligible for the award, student-athletes must have achieved a cumulative grade-point average of 3.9 or higher through the first semester of the 2018-19 academic year. Pesce currently carries a 3.91 GPA.
A three-time Zag Field Hockey/NFHCA National Academic Squad honoree, Pesce started all 19 games at sweeper back for the Beavers this past fall. She has been part of three straight New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) regular season titles and has made two trips to the NCAA Tournament, which includes the program's run to the Division III national semifinals in 2016.
Babson, which went undefeated in the NEWMAC for the third year in a row, wrapped up the 2018 season with an overall record of 15-4.