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IWLCA Recognizes Women’s Lacrosse For Academic Achievement
Program earns status for third time in last four years; Foley and Fisher named to Academic Honor Roll
August 20, 2014Tweet
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VESTAL, N.Y. - The Binghamton women’s lacrosse team was honored by the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) as a 2014 Academic Squad. It marks the third time in the past four seasons that the Bearcats have achieved the feat. Senior Alex Fisher and graduate Erica Foley were also honored by the IWLCA being named to the 2014 Academic Honor Roll.
“I couldn’t be more proud of our team for their academic achievements this past spring,” head coach Stephanie Allen said. “Our team took a hard look at what we wanted to accomplish last season and our first priority was making significant strides in the classroom. We were able to set a high academic benchmark for the program while improving competitively on the field.”
Fisher and Foley were two of 223 Division I student-athletes honored by the IWLCA for achieving a GPA of 3.50 or higher. The duo constructed two of the seven players from the America East to be named to the list. Binghamton was one of 84 schools that the IWLCA recognized as Division I Academic Squads for attaining a GPA of 3.0 or higher. The Bearcats were just one of three teams from the America East to be honored by the IWLCA. Joining Binghamton on the list was Stony Brook and Vermont.
“Alex and Erica not only led our team on the field, but were able to exemplify what model student-athletes they are with their achievements in the classroom,” Allen noted. “As a staff, we are extremely proud of their accomplishments and the high standard they have set for the women’s lacrosse program.”
Binghamton placed more than two-thirds of its players on the America East Honor Roll for achieving a GPA of 3.0 or higher. The Bearcats were led by Fisher and Foley, who were each named to the America East All-Academic Team.
Fisher, an integrated neuro molecular track major, wrapped up the semester with a 3.50 cumulative GPA. The Brockport, N.Y. native started all 16 games netting 13 goals and handing out seven assists. She finished the season tied for first on the team in draw controls (30). Fisher also had four games where she notched at least three points.
Foley finished the semester with a 3.62 GPA as an economics major. She started all 16 games for Binghamton. She picked up 11 ground balls and caused eight turnovers from the Binghamton’s back line in her final season as a Bearcat.
The recognition marks the seventh time the women’s lacrosse team has made the list. The Bearcats earned IWLCA Academic Squad honors from 2005-2008, 2011 and 2013. With two more Bearcats being named to the IWLCA Academic Honor Roll, Binghamton has now placed 18 student-athletes on the list since 2006.