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Sudbury Native Named First Ballot Hall of Famer at Boston University

Pam Spuehler is considered one of the best field hockey players in Terrier history.

Photo: Boston University Athletics
Photo: Boston University Athletics

Boston University will hold its Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Saturday night. The six-member class will feature a first ballot athlete who is a native of Sudbury.

Pam Spuehler is considered among the best field hockey players in BU history, and she was rewarded for her efforts when she was selected for this year’s Hall of Fame class in her first year of eligibility.

While playing for the Terriers, the Sudbury native was a three-time All-American, including a first-team selection as a senior in 2007. During that campaign she was one of four finalists for the Honda Award that is given out the best college field hockey player in the country.

A midfielder, Spuehler notched 37 points, a team high, with 11 goals and 15 assists during her senior year. That season the Terriers made the NCAA quarterfinals, the first time the program had done so since 1991.

Boston University honored her with the Mildred Barnes Award in 2008, an award given out to the top female athlete at the university.

Following her collegiate career, Spuehler was an assistant coach for Boston University before continuing her playing career in Australia and Germany. She was named to the United States National Team in 2011.

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