YORK, Pa. – The York College women's lacrosse team received outstanding news early this week as the 2011 Spartans garnered IWLCA Academic Squad accolades.
"I am ecstatic that our players achieved such a tremendous honor," Spartan head coach Jen Dragoni Muston said. "We want to be excellent both on the field and in the classroom each year. I am beyond pleased that our team is striving to consistently reach both of those goals."
The Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) honored Division I, II, and III institutions that obtained a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher for the 2010-2011 academic year.
Individually, Whitney Kendall for her work in the classroom during the 2010-2011 school year as Kendall was named to the association's Division III Academic Honor Roll.
A junior last year, Kendall, a nursing major, was honored along with 218 other student athletes for their academic prowess. At the conclusion of the 2010-2011 academic year, Kendall owned a strong cumulative 3.42 grade as a nursing major at York.
The academic accolade comes on the heels of the best season in the history of Spartan women's lacrosse. York compiled a record-setting 13-4 mark during the 2011 campaign, included a string of five straight triumphs to start the season.
"This is a fantastic way to cap off last year," Dragoni Muston said. "Obviously our success on the field was a positive step for our program, but to also get the work done in the classroom as well is simply tremendous."
Team photo courtesy of Scott Guise