The Middlebury women's lacrosse team has been selected as a 2017 Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association Zag Sports Academic Honor Squad. Additionally, five Panthers landed spots on the Division III Academic Honor Roll.
To be eligible for the team award, the institution must maintain a cumulative grade point average at or above 3.0. During the 2016-17 academic year, the Panthers boasted a 3.55 team GPA.
Earning spots on the IWLCA Zag Sports Division III Academic Honor Roll were recent graduates Bea Eppler '17 (New Canaan, Conn.) and Jessie Yorke '17 (Rumson, N.J.), along with rising seniors Georgia Carroll (Lutherville, Md.), Alex Freedman (Villanova, Pa.) and Evie Keating (Hanover, N.H.). The honor roll consisted of student-athletes from all three NCAA divisions, as well as NAIA institutions. Eppler and Yorke earned the laurel from the organization for the second-straight year. Earlier this spring, a total of 11 players were named to the NESCAC Spring All-Academic team, awarded to those who have completed at least one full year of college study and carry a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.40 or better.
Each student-athlete chosen was nominated by their respective school and they must maintain at least junior status. They must also have a cumulative academic GPA of 3.50 or higher.
Eppler (economics) and Yorke (neuroscience) received their diplomas last May, while Carroll (environmental economics), Freedman (international and global studies) and Keating (conservation biology) each have one season remaining with the Panthers.
Middlebury finished the 2017 season with a record of 16-5 on the field, advancing to at least the NCAA Quarterfinal round for the third-straight year.