Claremont, Calif. (August 24, 2015)—Ten players from the Sagehens Women’s Lacrosse team were named to the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Association/Zag Sports Division III Academic Honor Roll, a recognition given to juniors and seniors with a 3.5 cumulative GPA or higher. Pomona-Pitzer Athletics’ total of 10 players was the highest nationwide in Division III.
The Sagehens, who have twice been honored by the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Association (IWLCA) for having the highest team GPA in Division III, also tied Division II Mercyhurst for the most IWLCA Honor Roll recipients in any division.
All five of last season’s seniors qualified for the IWLCA Honor Roll, including Zoe Brown ’15 and Annie Schatz ’15 and their co-starting defenders Brenna Gormally (PO ’15), and Alexa Sarussi (PO ’15), as well as attacker Julie Necarsulmer (PO ’15). Five juniors also earned their way onto the list: Aubrey Douglass ’16, Grace Geller ’16, Sarah Markowitz ’16, Ally McLaughlin (PO ’16) and Katie Savino (PO ’16).
The Sagehens had tremendous success on the field in 2015, winning their first-ever SCIAC title with an 11-1 league record (finishing in first place by four games). The team advanced to the Round of 16 in the NCAA Division III Championship with its first-ever postseason win, defeating Occidental 7-5 on May 10 and ended the spring with a 15-4 overall record.
“Last year was a landmark year for us in a lot of ways,” said Head Coach Sarah Queener. “Our players had to balance the extra pressure of postseason games around final exams and thesis papers, and they maintained their high standards on and off the field throughout it all. I couldn’t be more proud of our team, and especially the seniors, who have left behind a tremendous legacy for Pomona-Pitzer Lacrosse.”
About Sagehen Athletics
Pitzer College joins with Pomona College to field 21 varsity teams – The Sagehens – that compete in Division III NCAA athletics and as members of the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC). There are 10 men’s and 11 women’s teams: baseball (men), basketball, cross country, football (men), golf, lacrosse (women), soccer, softball (women), swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, volleyball (women) and water polo.