Immediate Release: June 29, 2011
VESTAL, N.Y. - The women's lacrosse team was one of four Binghamton University athletic programs to lead the America East in team GPA for the 2010-11 academic year. Along with the men's tennis team, who led all America East athletic programs with a 3.62 GPA, the men's lacrosse team and the softball team, the women's lacrosse program posted a 3.16 GPA and had 13 players named to the America East Winter/Spring Academic Honor Roll.
To be named to the America East Winter/Spring Academic Honor Roll, a student-athlete must have attained a 3.0 GPA or better during the semester of competition. Binghamton's 17 selections were the most of any softball team in the conference.
"I'm very proud of our lacrosse team for their accomplishments in the classroom," said head coach Tony Zostant. "This is a great group to work with and they continue to put fourth excellent effort both on and off the field."
Of the 13 student-athletes named to the America East Academic Honor Roll, six of them earned at least a 3.5 GPA, including Lindsay Angelillo, Erica Foley, Amanda Hughes, Isabelle Mahoney, Lauren Scott and Lindsay Vona. BU all-time points leader Ali Castiglie and second-team all-conference selection Lauren Lukefahr were named to the honor roll.
The Bearcats were led by four-year goalie Lauren Scott who earned a position on the America East All-Academic team by earning a 3.66 GPA in business administration. She was the first Bearcat named to the All-Academic team since Lauren Wetherell in 2006. Scott finished her senior season ranked 14th in the nation in saves per game and 42nd in save percentage.
This past May a program-best three Bearcats were named to the America East all-conference second team. BU all-time goals leader Beth Moore and all-time points leader Ali Castiglie ended their careers in style by being named to the team. They were joined by junior defender Lauren Lukefahr, who finished second on the team in draw controls and caused turnovers.
Binghamton ended the 2011 campaign 4-13 overall and 1-5 in conference play. BU lost three conference games by a total of four goals, including a heartbreaking 12-10 loss to New Hampshire, denying the Bearcats their first-ever America East tournament bid.
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