America East Scholar-Athlete
STANFORD, Calif. - Corinne Zanolli was named the America East Scholar-Athlete of the Year for field hockey, as announced by the conference on Wednesday.
Zanolli, who maintained a 3.70 GPA as a Political Science major, also concluded her impressive career as a four-time National Academic Squad recipient and three-time America East Commissioner's All-Academic Honor Roll pick.
The Scholar-Athletes were members of teams in the 18 championship sports which America East sponsors. Nominees were put forward by their institution, which could nominate up to one student-athlete per sport, then voted upon by the conference's Student-Athlete Engagement committee. Each America East Scholar-Athlete was a projected starter or prominent reserve and carries a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.50.
Sport Scholar-Athletes are automatically eligible for the America East Female or Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year awards, which will be announced in July.
Earlier this month, Zanolli was named an NFHCA First-Team All-American for the second straight season and the fourth three-time All-American in school 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.
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 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.