Field Hockey Places 17 on Patriot League Academic Honor Roll

Jan. 27, 2009

EASTON, Pa. - Seventeen of Lafayette's 25 field hockey student-athletes were named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll on Tuesday. The Leopards tied American for the most nods among the Patriot League. Senior defender Lauren Jones claimed the highest grade point average (Mathematics/Economics, 3.67 GPA) as the group combined to average a 3.44 GPA.

"I am very proud of the academic performance of our team during another successful season for Lafayette field hockey," head coach Andrew Griffiths said. "These players in particular performed at a high level on the field and in the classroom, and in such an academically challenging environment this takes hard work and intelligence. These accolades are well-deserved."

A student-athlete must earn a 3.20 GPA in the fall while earning a varsity letter in order to be named to the Honor Roll.

The Leopards have been busy since compiling a 12-7 record in the fall - the most wins by the program in the last five years.

Sophomore Meghan Cicchi (Chemistry, 3.27 GPA), who was a staple member of a defense that recorded six shutout victories this season, is performing EXCEL research with Joseph Sherma, Larkin Professor Emeritus of Chemistry. EXCEL scholars are sophomore, junior, and senior full-time Lafayette students in all majors who have at least a 3.25 GPA. They are nominated by professors to work collaboratively with faculty on research projects.

Sophomore Cara Lyons (Civil Engineering, 3.40 GPA) and junior Caitlin Titus (Biology, 3.23 GPA) both participated in Lafayette's study abroad program during the interim session. Lyons traveled to New Zealand while Titus spent time in both Berlin and Prague. Junior Meghan Cloonan (History/English, 3.52 GPA) is studying abroad during the spring semester in London.



Second-leading scorer junior Kelly Hilovsky (Neuroscience, 3.60 GPA) and classmate Lindsay Majno (Economics & Business/Art, 3.22 GPA) both worked in externships in New England. Hilovsky was a counselor in Rhode Island and Majno was as a consultant in Massachusetts.

Senior captains Maggie Condon (Economics & Business, 3.32 GPA)and Jaclyn DiSanti (Psychology, 3.50 GPA), juniors Bridget Hilbig (Biology, 3.50 GPA) and Amanda Saber (Psychology, 3.32 GPA), sophomore goalkeepers Kelsey Andersen (Biology, 3.50 GPA) and Emily Simon (3.32, Civil Engineering) and freshmen Alexa Biale (English, 3.42 GPA), Rebecca Farson (Economics & Business, 3.65 GPA), Andrea Marrone (Psychology, 3.42 GPA) and Mary Drucker (3.32 GPA, Undeclared) all made the list.