GENEVA, NY — Johnson & Wales (RI) University graduate student Jillian Miele capped her stellar career with a second-consecutive National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division III All-American selection. Miele – who was named to the Region I First Team last month – garnered Third Team AA accolades.
A 2022 Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) First Team selection, Miele led the GNAC in assists (19) and was second in goals (25) and points (69) this season. She led the Wildcats to their second-consecutive conference crown and a berth in the NCAA Tournament.
The program’s all-time leader in goals (84), assists (47), and points (215), the Wilmington, Massachusetts native picked up at least one point in 18 of the team’s 21 games in 2022. She racked up seven multi-point games, including hat tricks against Dean (Sept. 10), Albertus Magnus (Oct. 5), and Lasell (Oct. 22).
Miele was named GNAC Player of the Week on October 3 and October 11. In the GNAC Championship against Simmons University on Saturday, November 5, Miele scored a pair of goals – including the game-winner – as the Wildcats won their second-consecutive conference championship. The Tournament MVP finished the three-game playoff with eight points on two goals and four assists.
Miele was named to the NFHCA Region I First Team in 2021 and later garnered NFHCA All-American Second Team honors.
photo courtesy of Dave Silverman