Gilbert, Ariz. - October 24, 2018 - Springfield College's Amanda Nusbaum (Conway, N.H.) was one of 60 student-athletes from across the country selected to participate in the 2018 Victory Sports Tours/National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division III Senior Game. The contest will be held on Nov. 17 at 5 p.m. at the Spooky Nook Sports Complex in Manheim, Pennsylvania as part of the NCAA Division III Championship weekend.
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The 60 participants were initially chosen for the game, with 12 alternates also named in case a student-athlete who was selected as a participant in unable to compete in the Senior Game. Nusbaum was one of four student-athletes of the 60 chosen who play in the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC).
Nusbaum will go down as one of the best to ever play field hockey at Springfield College and has rewritten the history books. In addition to setting the single-game record for assists in a game with four twice this year versus Husson and Wheaton, Nusbaum's senior season has been one of the ages as she currently has 23 helpers, which is the seventh-most in Division III field hockey history. She bested the previous single-season assist record of 15 that was sent in 1986, and her current career total of 46 surpassed the previous career record of 31 that was last established in 1999. The Nutrition major has started in 72 of the 73 games in her career and currently has 80 points, which is eighth-best in program history. In 2017, she was selected to the NEWMAC All-Conference First Team as well as the ECAC All-Region First Team and NFHCA All-Region Second Team.