Feb. 2, 2012
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. -
Paced by Academic All-District and Patriot League All-Academic Team honoree Brittany Fruin (Jr., McLean, Va), the Navy women's soccer team landed seven student-athletes on the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll. To be eligible for the honor roll, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.20 GPA in the fall 2011 semester.
Fruin, an oceanography (honors) major, had a 3.61 GPA in the fall and holds a 3.49 overall GPA. Fruin became the first Midshipman to make the new Patriot League All-Academic team last fall. Additionally, Fruin earned Capital One Academic All-District II Second Team honors.
Fruin has a perfect 4.0 cumulative GPA in her major and made the Dean's List for the third time in the fall. She also had three goals and three assists for nine points in 2011. This is her second appearance on the honor roll.
Goalkeeper Elizabeth Hoerner (So., Lilitz, Pa.) made her second appearance on the honor roll in just her second year at Navy. Hoerner is an oceanography major with a 3.78 overall GPA. Hoerner had a 3.78 GPA for the fall semester and was named to the Superintendant's List.
Junior midfielder Fallon Puppolo (Sankt Leon, Germany) makes her first appearance on the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll. Puppolo, an oceanography major, posted a 3.78 GPA in the fall. Puppolo started 21 of 22 games for Navy in 2011.
Four freshmen qualified for the honor roll in their first semester at Navy. Sam Lee (Richland, Wash.) headlined the plebe class with a perfect 4.0 GPA and a spot on the Superintendant's List. Lee played in all 22 games with 12 starts and four assists in 2011. Lee was one of seven women's soccer players in the Patriot League with a 4.0 GPA in the fall.
Freshmen Brooke Merchant (Grapevine, Texas) had a 3.59 GPA, Sarah Martella (Marlton, N.J.) had a 3.53 and Caprice Kelty (Odenton, Md.) had a 3.41 to round out Navy's selections to the academic honor roll.
Head coach Carin Gabarra
guided Navy (13-6-3, 4-2-1 PL) to a Patriot League runner-up finish in 2011 and posted a winning record for the 17th-consecutive year.