Wake Forest University held its annual Commencement ceremony on Monday, May 16.
2015 NFHCA All-America Second Team
2015 All-South Region First Team
2015 All-ACC First Team
2014 All-South Region Second Team
2014 ACC All-Tournament Team
Started all 19 games in 2015 … Led the team with 32 points on 12 goals and eight assists … Tied for the team lead with three game-winning goals … Named to the NFHCA All-America Second Team … Was a NFHCA All-South Region First Team selection … Also named to All-ACC First Team … Scored first goal of the season in 3-2 win over Ohio State … Scored two goals, including the game-winner against Missouri State … Tallied five points on one goal and three assists in win over Richmond … Scored two goals, including the game-winner against Liberty … Scored one goal in win over No. 3 North Carolina … Notched the game-winning goal against No. 15 Boston University.
The All-South Region Second Team selection started in all 21 games as a junior ... Was named to the ACC All-Tournament Team after recording a goal and an assist during Wake Forest's championship run ... Finished second on the team with 18 total points with five goals and eight assists ... Her five goals was tied for second on the team and her eight assists was also second ... Notched her first goal of the season against No. 9 Old Dominion (Sept. 5) ... Scored in back-to-back games with a game-winner in a 1-0 win over No. 13 Northwestern (Sept. 11) and against No. 4 Duke (Sept. 14) ... Also scored goals against California (Sept. 28), and against Virginia (Nov. 7) in the ACC Tournament ... Added her eight assists against No. 17 Michigan (Aug. 31), Liberty (Sept. 19), Richmond (Sept. 21), No. 8 Boston College (Oct. 3), No. 10 Syracuse (Oct. 18), No. 1 North Carolina (Oct. 9), No. 13 Virginia (Nov. 7), and No. 12 Albany (Nov. 15).
Solid contributor for Wake Forest in her sophomore season ... Started in 19 games ... Recorded five goals which was tied for fourth best on the team ... Also had eight assists which led the Demon Deacons ... Two of her goals were game-winners ... Third on the team in points with 18 ... Registered an assist in back-to-back games against Davidson (Sept. 10) and Liberty (Sept. 13) ... Also had a goal against the Flames ... Had a standout game against William & Mary (Sept. 15) with two goals and one assist ... Tallied an assist in the win against American (Sept. 22) ... Notched a goal in the win over Radford (Oct. 16) and had a goal and an assist against James Madison (Oct. 20) ... Put up assists in three-straight games against Boston College (Nov. 2), North Carolina (Nov. 7) and in the 3-2 win over Old Dominion (Nov. 16) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
Was named to the US U-19 National Team following the season ... Played in all 20 contests with 19 starts for Wake Forest ... Scored five goals, tied for the most on the team among freshmen ... Tallied the game-winning goal against Davidson (Oct. 9) ... Had her breakout game against Appalachian State (Sep. 14) with a goal and an assist after logging no points through the first five games ... Came up big in the ACC Quarterfinals against Boston College (Nov. 1) with a goal and a pair of assists, playing a key role in all three Wake Forest goals ... Recorded three goals in a four-game span midway through the season, notching goals against Davidson (Oct. 9), William & Mary (Oct. 12) and Radford (Oct. 17) ... Earned a spot on the All-ACC Academic Team after the season.
Played her high school field hockey at Crestwood High School in Mountain Top, Pa. ... Awards in her senior season included NFHCA Second Team All-American honors, First Team All-State, Academic All-State and spots on the Times Leader and Citizen's Voice All-Star teams ... Was a team captain in 2011 as the Comets posted a perfect 15-0 mark in Wyoming Valley Conference play ... Finished her high school career with 29 goals and 17 assists in three seasons and an overall record of 60-11 ... Also an outstanding track athlete ... Was a four-year letter winner in the sport ... Currently holds the Crestwood school records in the 100m dash (12.6 seconds), 200m dash (25.71 seconds) and 400m dash (58.02 seconds) ... Anchored the 4x400m relay team with a school-record time of 4:07.14 ... Active member of Key Club and Relay for Life... Earned National Honor Society accolades in each of her four years... Was named to the 2013 U-19 National Team
Full name is Jessica Rosalie Newak ... Born on September 9, 1994 ... Parents are Ken and Nancy McCloskey and Robert Newak ... Majoring in Health & Exercise Science.