July 31, 2014
NEW YORK, N.Y. - A total of 15 UConn women's lacrosse players have been named to the 2013-14 Big East All-Academic Team as announced by the league on Thursday morning.
Two departing seniors, Lauren Kahn (Nanuet, N.Y.) and Siobhan Wilcox (Glastonbury, Conn.) earned the academic accolade, which is given to any athlete that participated in a Big East-sponsored sport and attained a GPA of 3.0 or higher for the preceding academic year while taking at least 18 credits throughout two semesters. Kahn was named to the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) All-America Second Team for the second consecutive year in 2014, while Wilcox anchored a defense last season that was third in the Big East in goals against average (9.82).
Five juniors, Emily Anderson (Killingworth, Conn.), Marya Fratoni (Downingtown, Pa.), Sara McBride (Malvern, Pa.), Karaline Smith (Acton, Mass.) and Ashley Van Scyoc (Bel Air, Md.) were named to the All-Academic Team, along with sophomores Alyson Fazio (Methuen, Mass.), Lauren Kwasnowski (Kingston, N.Y.), Cassie Perettine (Farmingdale, N.Y.) and Victoria Thompson (Ellicott City, Md.). All eight players logged significant minutes this past season, and Kwasnowski was named to the All-Big East First Team and earned IWLCA All-Northeast Region Second Team honors.
The four freshmen to earn All-Academic honors were Jessie Beer (Berwyn, Pa.), Allie Modica (Vero Beach, Fla.), Jacqueline Jordan (Los Gatos, Calif.) and Maggie Tripodi (Syracuse, N.Y.). Tripodi and Modica appeared in a combined seven games, while Beer finished the 2014 season with 15 ground balls and eight caused turnovers and Jordan led all freshmen with 13 points on eight goals and five assists.
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