Aug. 24, 2012
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The Navy women's lacrosse team has been honored as the 2011-12 recipient of the Director of Athletics Cup, it was recently announced by Director of Athletics Chet Gladchuk.
The Director of Athletics Cup was established to recognize intercollegiate excellence and the Naval Academy varsity team that exemplifies itself as a standard bearer in academics, leadership, varsity competition, conduct, aptitude for commission and honor.
"It's very exciting for Navy women's lacrosse to win this prestigious award," head coach Cindy Timchal said. "Particularly so because it is an all-encompassing award that incorporates our team's success on the field, leadership on the campus and commitment to academics."
Timchal guided the women's lacrosse team to its third straight Patriot League title and NCAA Tournament appearance in 2012. The Mids (18-3, 6-0 Patriot League) won a program record 18 games and finished the season ranked No. 14 in the national RPI rankings and No. 19 in the deBeer Media Poll.
Timchal became the first college lacrosse coach to win 400 games during the 2012 season and earned induction to the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame. Timchal was also named the 2012 Patriot League Coach of the Year.
Junior attacker Jasmine DePompeo was named the Patriot League Offensive Player of the Year and to the IWLCA All-South Region squad, Loren Generi was named the league's rookie of the year and Kathy Young was the MVP of the league's postseason tournament. Also, six Midshipmen earned first or second team all-league honors.
In the classroom, the team earned numerous academic honors, including DePompeo receiving CoSIDA Academic All-American accolades and Young and Emily Mellin being named to the IWLCA Academic Honor Roll. Four Mids were named to the Patriot League All-Academic Team and 11 earned a spot on the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.
The team was also involved in community service, raising money for Special Olympics Maryland by participating in the Polar Bear Plunge.
"We are very honored that we were the selected team, considering there are so many wonderful teams that represent the Naval Academy," Timchal said. "It is a really proud moment for our program."
Navy completed its fifth season of varsity women's lacrosse last spring.
1996-97: Football, Women's Track & Field
1997-98: Men's Cross Country, Lightweight Football
1998-99: Women's Soccer, Men's Tennis
2000-01: Water Polo
2001-02: Lightweight Crew
2002-03: Women's Soccer
2003-04: Lightweight Crew
2004-05: Women's Crew
2005-06: Sprint Football
2006-07: Women's Track & Field
2007-08: Men's Swimming & Diving
2008-09: Women's Cross Country
2009-10: Water Polo
2010-11: Men's Cross Country
2011-12: Women's Lacrosse