COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Senior Lein Holsboer of the Maryland field hockey team is one of four nominees for the Class of 2018 Honda Sport Award for Field Hockey as announced by Chris Voelz, Executive Director of THE Collegiate Women Sports Awards (CWSA) Wednesday.
The Honda Sport Award has been presented annually by the CWSA for the past 42 years to the top women athletes in 12 NCAA- sanctioned sports and signifies “the best of the best in collegiate athletics”.
Duke’s Alyssa Chillano, Connecticut’s Charlotte Veitner and North Carolina’s Ashley Hoffman are also nominees.
A senior hailing from Hilversum, Netherlands, Holsboer is a 2017 first-team NFHCA All-American and a member of the NCAA All-Tournament team after leading the Terps to the National Championship game. This year marks her second straight year as an All-American.
The forward led the Terrapins in points (37) and assists (15) and ranked third in the Big Ten in points and second in assists. She was named to the 2017 All-Big-Ten first-team. Her 11 goals this season matched her total in her previous three seasons.
The winner of the sport award becomes a finalist for the Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year and the prestigious 2018 Honda Cup which will be presented on a live telecast on CBS Sports Network on Monday, June 25, 2018, in downtown Los Angeles.
The Honda Sport award winner for field hockey will be announced next week after voting by administrators from over 1,000 NCAA member schools. Each NCAA member institution has a vote.
Five Maryland field hockey alums have won seven Honda Sports Awards, including Autumn Welsh (2001), Paula Infante (2005, 2006), Susie Rowe (2008), Katie Bam (2009, 2010) and Megan Frazer (2011). For more on the Honda Sports Awards nominees, click here.
Maryland won 11 of 13 games to end the season to make a run to its 18th NCAA Final Four as a program. The Terrapins picked up nine wins over ranked teams, including five over top 10 teams.
The Terps beat No. 12 Wake Forest in the NCAA First Round, then won at No. 2 Duke, 3-2, to advance to their 17th Final Four under head coach Missy Meharg. They handled No. 3 Michigan, 5-1, in the NCAA Semifinals.