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Women's lacrosse program honored for academic work


The Hamilton College women's lacrosse program and four of the team's athletes have been recognized by the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) for their work in the classroom.

IWLCA Division III Academic Honor Roll | IWLCA Division III Academic Honor Squad

Hamilton is one of 129 schools that made the list of 2015 Division III Academic Honor Squads. Every program with a team grade point average of 3.0 or better earned the distinction. The Continentals collected the same honor last year.

Gaela Dennison-Leonard '16 (Portland, Ore./Woodrow Wilson HS), Ashleigh Stephan '15 (Avon, Conn./Ethel Walker School), Ann Pooley '16 (Wexford, Pa./Shady Side Academy) and Hannah Withiam '16 (Greenwich, Conn./Greenwich Academy) made the 2015 Division III Academic Honor Roll. All student-athletes were nominated by their coaches, achieved at least junior status academically and have a cumulative grade point average of 3.50 or better.

The Hamilton women's lacrosse team advanced to the third round of the 2015 NCAA championship and finished the year with a record of 12-6, including 7-3 in the NESCAC. The Continentals ended up in fourth place in the conference standings and hosted a NESCAC championship quarterfinal for the first time. Hamilton knocked off 2013 and 2014 national champion Salisbury University 9-8 in double overtime at Salisbury in the NCAA second round.

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