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Wednesday, March 7, 2001

Etown's Mandi Ewing and Mindy Nace Named to NFHCA Division III National Academic Squad

ELIZABETHTOWN — Two Elizabethtown College field hockey players have been named to the National Field Hockey Coaches' National Academic Squad. They are Mandi Ewing (McClure, PA/West Snyder), a senior link, and Mindy Nace (Thompsontown, PA/East Juniata), a sophomore forward.

Ewing finished the 2000 season tied for the team lead in goals with 13. She led the Blue Jays in points with 40, and led both Etown and the Commonwealth Conference in assists with 14. She set a program record with five assists in a single game against Dickinson October 7, and her 14 assists in 2000 was the third-highest total in the 49 year history of the program.

Ewing finished her career with 28 assists, the second-highest total in program history. Her 45 goals scored were the ninth most ever scored by an Etown player, and her career point total of 118 was sixth-best in the history of the program. She represented Elizabethtown College in the NFHCA North/South Senior All-Star Game, was named a Commonwealth Conference all-star, and was a regional first-team All-American in the past year. She was also named to the Middle Atlantic Conferences' All-Academic Team, and she was named the MAC Co-Female Scholar-Athlete for the Fall 2000 season.

Nace had a breakthrough sophomore season for the Blue Jays in 2000, finishing fourth on the team in scoring with eight goals and 21 points despite struggling with injuries throughout the season and missing three games entirely. She also finished second on the team in assists with five.

Over the course of her two-year career, Nace has compiled ten goals and seven assists for 27 total points. She was named a Commonwealth Conference all-star and a second team regional All-American. She also made the Middle Atlantic Conferences' All-Academic Team.

The Elizabethtown College field hockey team finished the 2000 season 15-5 and reached the semifinal round of the Commonwealth Conference playoffs. Although the team was ranked 16th in the nation, the Blue Jays did not reach the NCAA Division III tournament.

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