Women’s Soccer Earns Academic Honors from PL and ECAC
ANNAPOLIS, Md. – For its success on the pitch and in the classroom, the Navy women’s soccer program has been recognized by the Patriot League and Eastern College Athletic Conference on each organization’s academic honor lists. 12 Mids were named to the 2017 Patriot League Academic Honor Roll on Thursday, while nine garnered nods on the ECAC President’s and Academic Honor Rolls.
To be eligible for the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll, a student-athlete must have earned a 3.20 grade-point average in the fall semester. The requirements for ECAC honors is slightly different as the organization requires student-athletes to have completed an entire academic year, whereas freshmen are eligible for the Patriot League list. The ECAC divides its honor roll into student-athletes with GPAs of 3.6 or better (President’s Honor Roll) and those between 3.2 and 3.59 (Academic Honor Roll).
Meghan Hegarty (Sr., Richmond, Va.), the 2017 CoSIDA Academic All-American of the Year, highlights Navy’s 12 award winners. An operations research major, Hegarty posted a 4.00 GPA in the fall. She caps her career with Patriot League Academic Honor Roll nods in each of her four seasons.
A trio of teammates join Hegarty in the 4.00 GPA club as fellow CoSIDA Academic All-American Sydney Fortson (So., Claremont, Calif.) recorded a 4.00 as an aerospace engineering major. Cadie Higginson (So., New Orleans, La., Systems Engineering) and Molly Swiger (Fr., Johns Creek, Ga.) complete the group of Midshipmen players with perfect GPAs in the fall. This is the second straight season that Fortson and Higginson have garnered this accolade.
Juniors MaryKate Helms (Maysville, N.C., 3.29 GPA, Political Science) and Eleanor Pratt (New Orleans, La., 3.44 GPA, Chemistry) are now three-time recipients of the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll nod. Senior Madeline Ostrowski (Annapolis, Md., 3.75 GPA, Quantitative Economics) and sophomore Ashley Sweet (Roanoke, Va., 3.45 GPA, Chemistry) round out the list of multi-year honorees. Sweet has been named in 2016 and 2017, while Ostrowski was honored in 2014 and 2017.
Four Mids are first-time award winners: seniors Liza Harris (Baltimore, Md., 3.25 GPA, Arabic) and Megan Rogers (Orange Park, Fla., 3.44 GPA, Political Science) and freshmen Kate Asaro (San Diego, Calif., 3.78 GPA) and Kristina Dzhandzhapanyan (Diamond Bar, Calif., 3.33 GPA).
In terms of the ECAC academic accolades, Fortson, Hegarty, Higginson and Ostrowski was selected to the President’s Honor Roll, while Harris, Helms, Pratt, Rogers and Sweet were named to the Academic Honor Roll.
Navy completed its 2017 season in November in the finals for the Patriot League Championship. The Mids finished their campaign at 16-4-1 with an 8-0-1 mark in conference play that gave the team the regular season title.