Men's soccer junior Josh Schwartz, field hockey senior Alexa Sikalis honored for academic achievement
Allymohamed and Sikalis take in top national honors
Minutewomen earn most selections among Atlantic 10 Conference schools
No. 10 Minutewomen end year with 19-5 record; most wins since 2000 season
Verelst scores game-winning goal for No. 10 UMass in 81st minute
FH vs. VCU Photos by Thom Kendall '93
FH vs. RICHMOND Photos by Thom Kendall '93
FH SENIOR DAY Photos by Thom Kendall '93
FH VS. UNH Photos by Thom Kendall '93
FH VS. LOWELL Photos by Thom Kendall '93
Sikalis With The U.S. National Program: Earned a spot among the participants at the U.S. U-21 Women's National Championship, an event held to assist in choosing athletes to represent Team USA at the Junior World Cup ... Also competed in the U.S. Women's National Championship with the New England/North High Performance Team.
2013 - Senior: Game-by-Game Statistics ... NFHCA Division I All-America Third Team ... NFHCA First Team All-Region ... Atlantic 10 First Team All-Conference ... Atlantic 10 All-Tournament Team ... NFHCA Division I Senior Game Selection ... Atlantic 10 All-Academic Team ... Provided 24 points on a pair of goals and 20 assists ... Her assists total stood as the second-most in NCAA Division I Field Hockey ... Recorded at least one point in 15 of her 24 appearances ... Assisted on two goals as UMass earned a come-back win over No. 9 Michigan, 3-2 on Aug. 31 ... Recorded another multi-assist performance against UMass-Lowell (9/3) ... Helped out on one goal against Harvard (9/6) ... Totaled her sixth assist of the campaign against Ohio State (9/14) and her seventh against Hofstra (9/22) ... Notched one goal during UMass' 2-0 win at Northeastern (10/2) ... Provided an assist in the 3-1 comeback win at Boston University (10/6) ... Tallied four helpers as the Minutemen defeated Saint Louis, 11-0 on Oct. 12 ... Secured another assist, her 13th of the season, against La Salle (10/18) before notching two more in the 9-1 victory over Saint Joseph's (10/20) ... Provided an assist against VCU (10/27) in the team's 3-1 victory over the Rams ... Had one assist at VCU (10/27) before totaling a three-point effort on a goal and helper during UMass' win over Lock Haven (11/1) ... Earned another assist, her 18th of the season, against Saint Francis (11/3) ... Assisted on one goal during the 2-1 victory over Richmond (11/9) during the Atlantic 10 Championship Game ... Recorded her 20th assist of the season as UMass defeated No. 7 Virginia, 4-3 in overtime during the NCAA Tournament First Round (11/16).
2012 - Junior: Game-by-Game Statistics ... NFHCA National Academic Squad ... Atlantic 10 Conference Commissioner's Spring Honor Roll ... Started all 24 games on the season, finishing seventh among all Minutewomen in points with 12 on three goals and six assists - all of which marked single-season career-highs for the junior ... Recorded her first point of the year on an assist against Dartmouth (8/31) ... Had a career-best four-point performance with the game-winning goal and two assists against Vermont (9/21) ... Also added assists vs. Albany (9/23) and Temple (10/26) while securing a goal against Lock Haven (10/28) ... Notched her sixth assist of the season against Temple in the A-10 Tournament Semifinal Round (11/2).
2011 - Sophomore: Game-by-Game Statistics ... Atlantic 10 All-Conference Honorable Mention ... NFHCA National Academic Squad ... Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Honor Roll ... Scored four points on the year, all coming via assists ... Totaled a multi-point game with a pair of assists on Aug. 29 at Vermont.
2010 - Freshman: Game-by-Game Statistics ... Atlantic 10 Championship Most Outstanding Player ... Atlantic 10 All-Championship Team ... Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team ... NFHCA National Academic Squad ... Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week (10/12) ... UMass Co-Athlete of the Week (11/8) ... Played in each of the 23 UMass games on the year, making 21 appearances in the starting lineup ... Notched her first collegiate points on the eventual game-winning goal at Saint Louis on Oct. 9 ... Recorded her first collegiate assist at Saint Joseph's and secured a goal against Lock Haven in the A-10 Tournament Championship Game ... Tallied 12 shots on the season, with seven landing on-target.
Before UMass: A four-year varsity player and three-year starter, Sikalis led Acton Boxborough to two Division 1 Massachusetts State Championships in 2007 and 2009 ... The 2009 squad, with her serving as captain, went a perfect 24-0 ... Owns the school record with 133 career points on 88 goals and 55 assists ... NFHCA Second Team High School All-American in 2009 ... NFHCA All-High School Team in both 2008 and 2009 ... Boston Herald All-Scholastic, Lowell Sun Player of the Year, Best of 60 All-Star, and Team-Above-Self Award recipient for both her junior and senior seasons ... Dual County League All-Star in 2007, 2008, and 2009 ... Part of the U.S. Field Hockey Futures Elite program since 2007, participating in the Olympic Development program during 2009 and 2010, while also taking part in the Junior Olympic program from 2006-08, winning gold in 2007 ... Played for the Cape Ann Coalition club team beginning in 2006, taking part in the National Field Hockey Festival since 2006, when her team won gold ... Also participated in the National Indoor Tournament starting in 2006 ... Honor Roll ... Also played two seasons of varsity lacrosse.
Personal: Born May 30, 1992 ... Daughter of Steven and Laura Sikalis ... Has one brother, Peter.
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