YORK, PA - The great news continues to roll in for the York College women’s lacrosse program. Nicole Starner (Aspers, Pa./Biglerville) and Carla Thomas (Ellicott City, Md./Howard) have been named to the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Academic Honor Roll for their outstanding work in the classroom for the 2008 spring semester.
Starner, who just completed her athletic eligibility last spring, was a standout on both the women’s lacrosse and field hockey squads. A tall and athletic player, Starner’s ability on the defensive end of the field proved to be a great asset to both programs. She is a secondary education major with a concentration in history and carries a sparkling 3.91 grade point average including a 4.0 last spring.
Starner was previously recognized by the IWLCA early this summer for her outstanding work in the community. She was honored with the association’s Division III Community Awareness Award for helping York College athletes become more connected with and make a difference in the surrounding community.
Thomas, who recently completed her junior season, was a solid attacking player who registered 12 goals and five assists for the Spartans last year. The mass communications major enters her senior year carrying a stellar 3.86 grade point average. She will look to become more of a leader on the lacrosse field this season while maintaining her strong performance in the classroom.
A total of 172 Division III student-athletes earned IWLCA Academic Honor Roll status for 2008. In order to receive this accolade, players must have achieved at least junior year status and have a minimum grade point average of 3.2.