Three Women's Lacrosse Players Honored For Academic Excellence By IWLCA
EMMITSBURG, Md. - Jackie Kearney (Baltimore, Md./Seton Keough), Emily Kirby (Reisterstown, Md./Franklin) and Mary Kate Lavin (Ellicott City, Md./Maryvale), members of the Mount St. Mary's women's lacrosse team, have been recognized for their excellence in the classroom for the 2008-09 academic school year by the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA), announced on Tuesday.
The Mount trio was among 407 student-athletes at 152 institutions honored by the IWLCA. 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.
Kearney, a senior midfielder, posted one goal and four assists for five points with 16 ground balls, 15 draw controls and 10 caused turnovers in 2009. For her career, the senior has three goals and seven assists for 10 points along with 91 ground balls, 79 draw controls and 36 caused turnovers. Kearney ranks seventh in program history in career draw controls. Majoring in mathematics, the senior boasts a 3.93 cumulative grade-point average.
Kirby, a senior attacker, notched five goals and four assists for nine points with six ground balls, two draw controls and one caused turnover as a junior. For her career, Kirby has 15 goals and five assists for 20 points along with 12 ground balls, two draw controls and four caused turnovers. Majoring in elementary education/special education, Kirby boasts a 3.61 cumulative grade-point average.
Lavin, a senior attacker, recorded four goals last season and has notched nine tallies and two assists for 11 points in her career. Majoring in elementary education/special education, the senior boasts a 3.60 cumulative grade-point average.