DURHAM, N.H. – Carlie Tarbell (Wakefield, Mass.), a junior goalkeeper on the University of New Hampshire field hockey team, was awarded the Joyce V Hillier Scholarship by the University's kinesiology department at a recent awards ceremony.
The Joyce V Hiller Scholarship Fund was created in 2000 to annually recognize, celebrate and support the achievements and contributions of an undergraduate student in the Department of Kinesiology at UNH. The Hiller Award is given to a junior majoring in one of the five options and will be for use during their senior year at New Hampshire.
Two primary factors are considered in the selection of award winners. First, academic merit as determined by GPA and recommendations of faculty will be a necessary though not sufficient consideration in the selection process. Second, the individual must be actively engaged in the service to youth – whether through teaching, coaching, adventure programming, delivery of fitness training, etc.
Tarbell, a sport studies major, was named to the 2013 America East Commissioner's Honor Roll, which recognizes student-athletes who record at least a 3.50 GPA in the fall semester. She earned America East Academic Honor Roll distinction (3.0 GPA) in 2012 and was named to the National Field Hockey Coaches Association All-Academic Squad in 2011 and 2012.
Tarbell, the 2013 America East Goalkeeper of the Year, started all 22 games and played all 1591:01. She compiled a 15-7 record with a 1.85 GAA, .745 save percentage and six shutouts. The junior led America East in both save percentage and shutouts, and she ranked second in GAA. Tarbell recorded five consecutive shutouts spanning Oct. 18 to Nov. 1 for an overall shutout streak of 404:50. In five conference games, she went 5-0 with a 0.39 GAA, .895 save percentage and four shutouts.
Tarbell was a 2013 Longstreth/NFHCA Division I Northeast Region First Team honoree, and her other conference accolades this season included All-Championship Team and five-time Defensive Player of the Week.
In addition to excellence in academics and athletic competition, Tarbell is a member of SAAC (Student-Athlete Advisory Committee), where she works to engage UNH student-athletes in community service activities such as Soles4Souls, Read Across America, Hoops for Hunger and Pease Greeters as well as holiday food and toy drives.
Tarbell has also challenged herself with numerous coaching opportunities at camps, clinics and clubs throughout New England ranging from ages U12 to U19. Her coaching experience includes 8-12 week development-based programs as well as performance-based tournaments.