CLEVELAND - The Mid-American Conference announced its Academic All-MAC Field Hockey Team on Thursday. Earning the honor for Miami were junior goalkeeper Sarah Mueller (Berlin, Germany) and junior forward Emily Gruesser (Cincinnati, Ohio).
Mueller earned Academic All-MAC honors for the second straight season. She holds 3.96 GPA while double majoring in International Studies and French. Mueller was 9-9 this season with a 2.17 goals against average. Her .777 saves percentage ranked ninth in the nation. She was previously named to the All-MAC First Team and was MAC Defensive Player of the Week three times this season.
Gruesser is earning an Academic All-MAC award for the first time in her career. She holds a 3.33 GPA while majoring in marketing. Gruesser finished the season with eight goals and four assists for 20 points. Her season-high of two goals came in a 6-4 win over Longwood on Sept. 8. That coupled with a goal the next day in a 2-1 win over No. 23 Ohio State earned her MAC Offensive Player of the Week on Sept. 11. Last month she earned Second-Team All-MAC honors for the third consecutive season.
Kaitlin Evans (Shaker Heights, Ohio), Ali Froede (Burke, Va.), Jordan Long (Lancaster, Pa.) and Alyssa Logan (Los Gatos, Calif.) each earned Academic All-MAC honorable mention spots.
The RedHawks finished the season 12-10 and earned both the MAC Regular Season and Tournament championships. They advanced to the NCAA Play-In Game for the first time in school history.