Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Vassar Women's Lacrosse Tabbed for IWLCA Academic Honors


POUGHKEEPSIE, NY (July 29, 2019) -- The Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) recently announced their year-end academic honors and the Vassar College women's lacrosse team was honored.

As a team, the Brewers were named to the 2019 IWLCA Zag Sports Academic Honor Squad, posting a team grade point average of 3.70. The Brewers, who were one of 312 schools named across all divisions, have been earning team academic honors from the IWLCA as far back as the 2008-09 season. Vassar owned the top GPA in the nation in 2008-09 and again in 2010-11.

To earn the Academic Honor squad award, team are required to have posted a 3.0 team grade point average for the academic year of 2018-19.

Individually, Vassar saw nine student-athletes named to the 2019 Zag Sports Division III Academic Honor Roll. The nine members tied for the third-most of any DIII team in the nation with Endicott College, Misericordia College, Springfield College and York College (PA). Overall 650 student-athletes from 172 institutions were recognized.

To earn Academic Honor Roll honors, women's lacrosse student-athletes are required to be a junior, senior or graduate student and have earned a cumulative grade point average of 3.50 or greater.

Vassar saw Kristin Caolo, Emily Hamburger, Adele MacEwen, Fiona MacLeod, Sara Mathes, Sydney Nemphos, Gabi Patick, Tessa Waters and Lindsay Wolk all earn the award. Five of the seven seniors were honored for the second consecutive season, and over the last eight seasons VC has had 58 players including 29 over the last three years and 34 since 2015.

During the 2019 campaign, the Brewers posted an 8-8 overall record. Under the direction of 24th-year head coach Judy Finerghty, Vassar had a 5-5 mark in Liberty League play. The squad advanced to the Liberty League Tournament Quarterfinals before falling to Skidmore.

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