YORK, PA – The Intercollegiate
Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) has recently
released their academic squads for the 2009 season. Spartan
standouts Anne Feustle (Baltimore,
Md./Catonsville) and Kelly Vrana (West Islip,
N.Y./St. John the Baptist) were both honored for their
Feustle, a nursing major, completed her eligibility with the Spartan squad last spring as York’s top goalkeeper. For her career the netminder played an astounding 4,039:21 in 68 games between the pipes amassing 656 saves and a .449 save percentage. Last semester Anne recorded a 3.25 grade point average.
Vrana, a 2008 All-Capital Athletic Conference defender, lands on the IWLCA Honor Roll after attaining a 3.7 GPA in the spring semester. The junior, who majors in business administration, appeared in all 17 contests last season, drawing starts in each of those games. Vrana ranked third on the squad in ground balls (47) and caused turnovers (21) while also notching four goals from her defensive position.
“Anne and Kelly have worked extremely hard to maintain an excellent GPA each semester while being key members to the women’s lacrosse team,” Spartan head coach Jen Dragoni said. “They are both enrolled in academically challenging majors, and have continued to stay focused on their studies in order to succeed in the classroom. I am so happy that they were recognized for their achievements, and this sets a great example to all student-athletes here at York.”
The IWLCA recognized a total of 407 student-athletes at 152 institutions for their excellence in the classroom during the 2008-09 academic year. All student-athletes were nominated by their institutions and have attained at least junior standing academically. Nominees considered had a GPA of at least 3.5 or were in the top 10 percent of their squad.