Linda Polonsky was a four-year letterwinner and team captain as a senior in both field hockey and women’s lacrosse. She was the recipient of the 1981 Jones Award as the team’s outstanding player in field hockey as well as the 1981-82 Suki Hoagland Award, which is given annually to the top contributor to Wesleyan women’s athletics each year. She started in every field hockey game over four years, scoring 29 goals while earning Northeast Field Hockey Association all-star honors in 1980, gaining her a spot on the Northeast squad for the U.S. National Field Hockey Association Tournament held in Detroit, Mich. She was one of only four collegiate players selected for the squad, dominated by regional club players. She went on to receive all-New England field hockey recognition in 1981 as well as Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women Division III All-America laurels.
In lacrosse, Linda started in the midfield for three seasons, excelling defensively as a team leader in draw controls and ground balls while also contributing to the attack with 15 goals and 22 assists over those three campaigns.
Following graduation, Linda continued to play both field hockey and lacrosse at the club level for 10 years with a team title at the prestigious Bermuda International Field Hockey Tournament to her credit.