Shorewomen Lax Team, Four Student-Athletes Lauded for Academics by IWLCA

Shorewomen Lax Team, Four Student-Athletes Lauded for Academics by IWLCA

GRAND LAKE, Colo. — The Washington College women's lacrosse team has been recognized as a 2017 Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Academic Honor Squad and four student-athletes from the team have been named to the 2017 IWLCA Division III Academic Honor Roll.

Rising senior Madison Acra (Norfolk, Va./Norfolk Academy) and recent graduates Anna Inserra (Dix Hills, N.Y./Half Hollows Hills West), Cara Pascarella (Dix Hills, N.Y./Half Hollows Hills East), and Haylee Solomon (Wantagh, N.Y./Sanford H. Calhoun) are the Shorewomen's honorees on the Academic Honor Roll. Inserra, Pascarella, and Solomon served as the team's three captains last season and all qualified for the Academic Honor Roll for the second consecutive year. 

To qualify as an Academic Honor Squad, a team must have posted a team grade-point average of at least 3.0 during the 2016-17 academic year. To be eligible for the Academic Honor Roll, student-athletes must be a junior, senior, or graduate student and have earned a cumulative academic grade-point average of 3.5 or better.

Inserra, who graduated at the top of Washington College's 2017 class with a degree in Chemistry, was well-recognized throughout her collegiate career for her combination of athletic success and academic achievement. She was the 2016 Centennial Conference Women's Scholar-Athlete of the Year across all sports as well as earning that honor for women's lacrosse. She was also a 2016 All-Centennial second-team and Academic All-Centennial selection and a two-time Centennial Conference Academic Honor Roll qualifier. She was named her team's Most Valuable Player in 2016, won the College's 2017 Doris T. Bell '50 Award as the senior female student-athlete with the highest grade-point average, and was named to the 2017 CoSIDA Academic All-District II Women's At-Large Team.

Pascarella graduated from the College in May with a degree in Economics. She was a three-time Centennial Conference Academic Honor Roll qualifier. Solomon graduated from the College in May with a degree in Biology and was also a three-time Centennial Conference Academic Honor Roll qualifier. Acra, a Biology major, is a two-time Centennial Conference Academic Honor Roll qualifier.