NFHCA All-American, Again
STANFORD, Calif. - Senior Corinne Zanolli was named an NFHCA First-Team All-American for the second straight season on Tuesday night, capping one of the most impressive careers in school history.
Zanolli, who also earned second-team accolades in 2018 as a sophomore, was named to the NFHCA's 16-member first team, joining Kelsey Harbin (2012-14), Alison Smith (1986-88) and Patsy Huntington (1981-84) as the only three-time All-Americans in program history.
The only four-time NFHCA All-West Region First Team selection in school history, Zanolli led the Cardinal in goals (20), assists (6), points (46) and shots (96) this season as one of the nation's premier offensive scoring threats. Zanolli's 20 goals ranked second in the country despite playing six fewer games than national scoring leader Erin Matson of North Carolina.
One of four field hockey finalists for the Honda Sport Award, Zanolli was also named the America East Offensive Player of the Year for the third straight season and earned a spot on the all-conference first team and 10-member All-Academic Team.
The most prolific goal scorer in school history, Zanolli scored 94 career goals in 78 games, with the scoring total ranking 16th in NCAA history and the most for any player's career since 2017. Zanolli's final offensive career totals also include 26 assists, 214 points, 387 shots, 25 game-winning goals and 11 hat tricks.
Zanolli helped lead Stanford to three NCAA Tournament appearances, including two victories, and three America East crowns. A four-time all-conference selection, Zanolli also excelled in the classroom as a four-time NFHCA National Academic Squad recipient and three-time America East Commissioner's Honor Roll pick.
Stanford finished the 2020 season at 11-3 overall and 6-2 in America East play despite reporting to campus in late February during its pandemic-shortened 2021 campaign. The Cardinal continued its conference dominance, securing its fourth America East title in five seasons. Stanford made its 18th NCAA Tournament appearance overall and 11th over the last 14 seasons, defeating Miami (Ohio) 5-4 in overtime before falling to three-time defending NCAA champion North Carolina 2-0 in the quarterfinals. Stanford's success in the classroom was equally impressive, boasting the second-highest cumulative GPA (3.83) of any program in the nation with 16 players earning a spot on the NFHCA's National Academic Squad.