BLOOMSBURG-- Bloomsburg University field hockey player Jamie Vanartsdalen (Huntington Valley/Lower Moreland) has been named to the 2009 CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America)/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District Two At-Large third team.
The District Two team consists of Division II and III schools in Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia, Delaware, the District of Columbia and New Jersey. At-Large sports include wrestling, volleyball, men's and women's tennis, men's and women's lacrosse, men's and women's ice hockey as well as field hockey, bowling and crew.
For Vanartsdalen this could be the final award in a very illustrious career. She was recently named the Senior Female Athlete of the Year at Bloomsburg, the field hockey MVP and to the PSAC Fall Top 10 Team. Vanartsdalen, who was last year named Bloomsburg's Female Underclassman of the Year, finished her career by repeating as the NCAA Division II Player of the Year. In 2008 she topped her record-setting 2007 season by scoring a Division II record 40 goals and assisting on 22 others. She became the first player in Division II history to top 100 points in a season finishing with 102. At the NCAA final four Vanartsdalen assisted on one goal in the semifinals, then ended her career with three goals and one assist in the Huskies 6-2 win over UMass-Lowell for the national championship. She is a three-time first team All-American and was the 2008 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Eastern Division and 2007 PSAC Player of the Year.
During the 2008 season Vanartsdalen scored three goals in a game five times; had only three games where she did not score at all and had at least one point in each game during the year. For her career, Vanartsdalen scored an NCAA Division II record 120 goals, was second all-time in assists with 58 and scored a D-II record 298 total points. Her 120 goals are sixth best all-time in NCAA field hockey history regardless of Division, while her 298 points were fourth best all-time in NCAA history. She is the only Division II player in the top 20 all-time for goals scored and points. Vanartsdalen is also a finalist for the Honda Division II Women's Athlete of the Year.