Kaufman, Neyland and Teets named to NE10 Academic All-Conference Teams


MANSFIELD, Mass. – Three Saint Anselm College student-athletes landed spots on the Fall 2017-18 Northeast-10 Conference All-Academic Teams, which were announced on Thursday by the league office.

LINK: NE10 Release

Women's soccer senior Jessica Kaufman received the accolade for the second-straight season, while volleyball senior Katy Teets and field hockey senior Katie Neyland collected the honor for the first time.

Majoring in criminal justice with a 3.85 cumulative GPA, Neyland is a seven-time Dean's List and NE10 Commissioner's Honor Roll selection and a two-time National Field Hockey Coaches' Association (NFHCA) Division II National Academic Squad honoree. She started all 20 games at back for the Hawks in 2017, totaling two goals and two assists for six points, while helping her team to its second-straight NCAA Tournament appearance.

Kaufman, an economics major with a 3.92 cumulative GPA, was recognized for the second year in a row and has been selected to the Dean' List and NE10 Commissioner's Honor Roll in all seven of her semesters on the Hilltop. She played in all 16 games for Saint Anselm this fall, recording seven points on three goals and one assist, with two of her goals serving as game-winners. She was also named a Fr. Bernard Holmes, O.S.B., Scholar in early September in recognition of her concern for and assistance to others, potential for leadership and a love of learning - all while participating in the life of the college.

A seven-time NE10 Commissioner's Honor Roll choice and four-time Dean's List student, Teets is majoring in international business with a 3.36 cumulative GPA. This fall, she helped lead the Hawks to their first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance, earning Second Team All-NE10 honors along the way. Teets ranked eighth in the NE10 in kills (324) while becoming just the third student-athlete in program history to hit the 1,000 career kill milestone. She also led the NE10 in aces per set (0.50).

To be eligible for selection to the Northeast-10 Academic All-Conference Teams, a student-athlete must have met or exceeded the following minimum requirements: 1) participated in at least half of the team's competitions and been either a starter or significant contributor; 2) achieved a 3.30 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale); and 3) completed at least one academic year at his/her current institution. The Northeast-10 Academic All-Conference teams are chosen by a vote of a committee of athletic administrators and Faculty Athletic Representatives (FAR).