Women's Lacrosse Lands 17 on Patriot League Honor Roll
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. -- The Navy women's lacrosse team had 17 student-athletes named to the Patriot League Women's Lacrosse Academic Honor Roll, as announced Wednesday by the conference office.
Lacrosse athletes from the 10 league schools needed to attain at least a 3.20 grade-point average for the 2017 spring semester to earn the laurel. One-hundred and seventy-four (174) women's lacrosse student-athletes were named to the honor roll, including 13 who posted a 4.00 GPA for the grading period. The Midshipmen tallied 17 total student-athletes on the honor roll, including three with a 4.00 GPA.
Highlighting the Mids' recipients were Caitlin McGlaughlin (State College, Pa.), Mackenzie Orr (Berwyn, Pa.), and Anne Richter (Hinsdale, Ill.). The trio all recorded a 4.00 GPA during the spring semester.
McGlaughlin ('18) and Orr ('18) are both majoring in operations research, while Richter ('19) is a mechanical engineering major. McGlaughlin played in and stared every game during the 2017 season, serving as one of the anchors on the Navy defense. Orr served as a key reserve, playing in 14 games in 2017, including each game during the Midshipmen's historic NCAA Tournament run. Richter, a midfielder who played in nine games last season, has been a member of the Superintendent's List each semester since coming to the Academy.
Navy women's lacrosse finished the season 18-5 overall. The Midshipmen won the 2017 Patriot League Championship to earn the League's automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament. The Mids opened the NCAA Tournament by defeating No. 7 Penn (W, 11-10) in the first round -- the first win against a ranked opponent in school history. Navy made history once again with a 23-11 victory over UMass to advance to the program's first ever NCAA Quarterfinal. In the quarters, the Midshipmen upset No. 2 seed and defending National Champion North Carolina to reach the NCAA Semifinals at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. Navy was edged, 16-15, in the Final Four to NCAA Tournament Runner-Up Boston College.
Navy's Patriot League Academic Honor Roll Recipients
Caitlin Blanche, Fr., English, 3.39, Crofton, Md.
Ingrid Boyum, Jr., English, 3.87, Herndon, Va.
Libby Field, Sr., Oceanography (Honors), 3.83, Flourtown, Pa.
Gab Harchelroad, So., Economics, 3.38, Pittsburgh, Pa.
Meghan Hubley, Sr., Quantitative Economics, 3.65, West Chester, Pa.
Victoria LaVeck, Fr., Undeclared, 3.83, Marriottsville, Md.
Caitlin McGlaughlin, Jr., Operations Research, 4.00, State College, Pa.
Molly McGuckin, Sr., Nuclear Engineering, 3.53, Glenmoore, Pa.
Meg O'Donnell, So., Political Science, 3.26, Forest Hill, Md.
Mackenzie Orr, Jr., Operations Research, 4.00, Berwyn, Pa.
Alana Phillips, Fr., Undeclared, 3.76, Lititz, Pa.
Aislinn Probst, Sr., Cyber Operations, 3.33, Arnold, Md.
Anne Richter, So., Mechanical Engineering, 4.00, Hinsdale, Ill.
Blake Smith, Jr., Economics, 3.31, Sykesville, Md.
Suzelle Thomas, Jr., Political Science (Honors), 3.53, Birmingham, Ala.
Marie Valenti, So., Ocean Engineering, 3.58, Bechtelsville, Pa.
Cassy Zachares, So., Political Science, 3.50, Severna Park, Md.