NEW HAVEN, Conn. (May 8, 2019) -- Thirty-one (31) student-athletes on Wednesday were named to the 2019 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Women's Lacrosse All-Academic Team, as announced by Commissioner Dan Mara. Nine of the 10 programs that play the sport in the conference had at least one all-academic team member.
To be eligible for the All-Academic Team, a student-athletes must meet the following criteria: a) minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 at the end of the immediate preceding term; b) minimum of two semesters enrolled as full-time student at member institution; c) student-athlete must be second year student-athlete at member institution; and d) student-athlete must have been athletically eligible the season preceding the award and used a season of eligibility.
Four student-athletes had cumulative grade point averages of 3.90 or higher, including Chestnut Hill College's Haily Norwillo, who boasted the best mark on the list at 3.96 in her major of psychology. The other three to earn marks of 3.9 or better included Samantha Murphy (Caldwell University, 3.90), Katie Gallivan (Jefferson, 3.90) and Lisa Eller (Wilmington University, 3.92). Eller won the CACC's Top XVI Award at the women's lacrosse championship this past weekend for having the highest cumulative GPA at the final's site.
Twenty-two (22) honorees earned all-academic status for at least the second time in their distinguished careers, including eight who earned it for a third time.
Both of this year's finalists -- Georgian Court University and Jefferson -- led the way with six honorees apiece. The Lions' top GPA was Angelina Palermo's mark of 3.83, while the Rams' best GPA was Gallivan's at 3.90. Georgian Court claimed the CACC Championship for the third time in as many seasons in 2019.
ABOUT THE CACC
The Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference is an NCAA Division II Conference composed of 14 institutions in Connecticut, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. The member institutions are Bloomfield College, Caldwell University, Chestnut Hill College, Concordia (N.Y.) College, Dominican (N.Y.) College, Felician University, Georgian Court University, Goldey-Beacom College, Holy Family University, Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University), Nyack College, Post University of Waterbury, University of the Sciences, and Wilmington University.