Trio of Women’s Lacrosse Athletes Earn Academic Honors
ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Navy women’s lacrosse student-athletes Caitlin McGlaughlin (State College, Pa.), Mackenzie Orr (Berwyn, Pa.), and Suzelle Thomas (Birmingham, Ala.) were recognized by the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association as members of the 2017 Zag Sports Division I Academic Honor Roll, as announced by the IWLCA on Wednesday afternoon.
The IWLCA honored 388 student-athletes from 99 different institutions on the 2017 IWLCA Zag Sports Division I Academic Honor Roll. To be eligible for this honor, student-athletes must be a junior, senior, or graduate student and have earned a cumulative academic GPA of 3.50 or greater.
McGlaughlin, an operations research major, has a 3.56 cumulative grade point average. The rising senior started in all 23 games last season, helping anchor the Midshipmen defense.
Orr owns a 3.54 GPA in operations research. She played in 14 games last season, including all four postseason games during the Midshipmen’s historic run to the Final Four.
Thomas has a 3.70 GPA in honors political science. The member of the Class of 2018 did not compete during the 2017 season, sitting out the year with an injury.
Last season, the Navy women’s lacrosse team became the first Service Academy team from a women’s sport to advance to the NCAA Final Four with victories over No. 7 Penn, UMass, and No. 2 North Carolina. Navy finished the year ranked sixth in the country according to the IWLCA, the highest national ranking for any women’s team in school history.
As a team, Navy set the school record for points (545), goals (358), assists (187), shots attempted (805), shots on goal (607), ground balls (453), draw controls (364), caused turnovers (216), and games played (23). The Mids (18-5) finished one-win shy of tying the school records for wins in a season.