Berger named 2018 Zag Field Hockey/NFHCA Division III National Scholar-Athlete

GILBERT, Ariz. — Lori Berger, goalkeeper from Trinity College, has been named this year's Zag Field Hockey/NFHCA Division III National Scholar-Athlete.

The Zag Field Hockey/NFHCA National Scholar-Athlete award is presented to the 2018 Longstreth/NFHCA Division III All-American honoree who earns the highest cumulative grade-point average through the first semester of the 2018-19 academic year.

A 2018 Longstreth/NFHCA Division III First-Team All-American, Berger recorded 10 shutouts this season. She topped the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) rankings with an .878 save percentage and allowed just nine goals to finish second in the league with a school-record 0.53 goals against average. She played an essential role for the Bantams whose season was highlighted with a trip to the NESCAC Championship semifinals and 13th place on the final Penn Monto/NFHCA Division III National Coaches Poll.

Along with her All-American accolades, Berger was also named to the Longstreth/NFHCA New England West All-Region First Team and the All-NESCAC First Team.

Earlier this spring, she was named to the Zag Field Hockey/NFHCA Division III National Academic Squad and was named a Zag Field Hockey/NFHCA Division III Scholar of Distinction. Berger is a graduate student at Trinity currently studying neuroscience.

The National Scholar-Athlete award is the final award in a series of academic awards announced by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) — to see past winners and view other 2018 academic awards, click here.