The Liberty women's lacrosse team received academic honors from the IWLCA.
2019 IWLCA Zag Sports Academic Honor Squads 2019 IWLCA Zag Sports Division I Academic Honor Roll
The Liberty women's lacrosse team received academic honors from the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) on Wednesday afternoon.
The program earned IWLCA Zag Sports Academic Honor Squad for the second year in a row. Additionally, Grace Fletcher, Kayla Foster and Faith Wells garnered inclusion on the 2019 IWLCA Zag Sports Division I Academic Honor Roll.
"I am really proud of our student-athletes for continuing to pursue excellence both on and off the field. To consistently earn this award as a team is a testament to the quality of young women we are teaching and coaching," stated Liberty Women's Lacrosse Head Coach Kelly Nangle. "We are blessed with an incredible academics staff that supports our girls every step of the way. We are fortunate to have the opportunity to guide and grow this group on a daily basis!"
The Lady Flames have now been named an IWLCA Academic Honor Squad in four of Nangle's six years as head coach. To qualify for the prestigious honor, a team must have posted a 3.0 team grade point average (GPA) or higher for the academic year. Liberty achieved a 3.14 team GPA during the 2018-19 school year.
The Lady Flames have now boasted three student-athletes on the IWLCA Academic Honor Roll five times (2011, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019) and each of the past three years. In order to qualify for the honor, a student-athlete must be a junior, senior or graduate student and have earned a cumulative GPA of 3.50 or higher.
Fletcher, a junior, is making her first appearance on the honor roll. Foster is now a two-time recipient, while Wells is the program's first-ever three-time honoree.
Grace Fletcher (Junior | Springfield, Va.) Cumulative GPA: 3.82 Major: Public Health: Health Promotion 2019 Academic Achievements 4.0 Spring Semester GPA 2019 Athletic Achievements Scored 14 goals, her third straight season with 10 or more goals, to go along with three assists, 17 points, 19 ground balls and three caused turnovers Recorded two goals in ASUN Lacrosse Championship games against Coastal Carolina (May 2) and Jacksonville (May 4)
Kayla Foster (Senior | Sewickley, Pa.) Cumulative GPA: 3.60 Major: Exercise Science 2019 Academic Achievements ASUN All-Academic team 2019 Athletic Achievements ASUN All-Conference second team Became program's all-time points leader with her 188th career point in Liberty's home opener against No. 20 Notre Dame, Feb. 17 Finished year with 30 goals, 29 assists (first on team), 59 points (second on team), 87 shots, 21 caused turnovers and 16 ground balls Faith Wells (Graduate Student | Haymarket, Va.) Cumulative GPA: 3.89 Major: Master's in Business Administration 2019 Academic Achievements First three-time IWLCA Academic Honor Squad recipient in program history 2019 Athletic Achievements Started on her Senior Day (April 26 vs. Howard), appearing in a game for the first time in 1,518 days Scored first career goal on a free-position shot in the first half of her Senior Day game In total, 312 schools across Division I, II, III and NAIA were named IWLCA Academic Honor Squads for the 2018-19 academic year. The IWLCA honored 509 student-athletes from 100 different institutions on the IWLCA Division I Academic Honor Roll.
It was a strong year academically, as we earned @IWLCA Zag Sports Academic Honor Squad status and placed 3?? on the Academic Honor Roll!!! ??: https://t.co/ABXGW4Elxp pic.twitter.com/PakpPSDKvE — Liberty Lacrosse (@libertywlax) July 24, 2019
It was a strong year academically, as we earned @IWLCA Zag Sports Academic Honor Squad status and placed 3?? on the Academic Honor Roll!!! ??: https://t.co/ABXGW4Elxp pic.twitter.com/PakpPSDKvE