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FOUR UMBC WOMEN’S LACROSSE PLAYERS EARN AMERICA EAST SPRING ALL-ACADEMIC SQUAD HONORS
Boston-Four Retriever women’s lacrosse players were selected to the America East spring All-Academic team, the conference announced last week, most among all spring sports at UMBC. Ten UMBC spring athletes overall were named to their respective squads.
Senior Kelly Fiorani (
Fiorani earned America East First Team All-Conference and IWLCA Second Team All-Regional honors and was selected to play in the STX North-South All-Star game. She ended her UMBC career ranked third all-time in goals (140) and points (189) and seventh in assists (49), and she is UMBC’s second all-time leading scorer at the Division-I level.
Fahey was named to the America East All-Conference Second Team after scoring 33 goals and adding 12 assists and winning 33 draw controls in 2006. Licht provided a spark off the bench for the Retrievers with nine goals, while Mullins started 14 games and created 13 caused turnovers.
Also representing UMBC on the all-academic squads are seniors Adam Grossman and Keith Ransom from men’s outdoor track and field; juniors Jenelle Wilson and Francine Ward from women’s outdoor track and field; junior Mehrban Iranshad from men’s tennis; and sophomore Kali Shirk from softball.
With 10 spring all-academic team members, UMBC tied
UMBC had 28 honorees for the year, tying
This marks the first time the America East has named All-Academic teams for each of its spring sports. The All-Academic squads are a product of the June 2005 Athletics Director meetings. Faculty representatives and athletics directors from each of the conference’s nine member institutions decided to honor some of the league’s top athletes that are also quality students.
Each All-Academic Team has been selected based on the student-athlete’s academic and athletic accomplishments. Academic achievement for consideration requires student-athletes to have a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.00 entering the season. Athletic accomplishment standards vary between team sports and individual sports. For team sports, student-athletes are required to be a nomination on the post-season awards ballot, which is determined by the league’s head coaches. For track and field and swimming and diving, student-athletes are required to be a top-three finisher at the conference championship meet. For golf and tennis, student-athletes must be all-conference selections. Team size for team sports is based on the number of athletes that participate in a contest at one time (e.g., five on the court for basketball). In the event that the number of student-athletes meeting the requirements is greater than the number that participate in a contest at one time, all-conference vote totals were used as the tie-breaking criteria. Team size for individual sports is determined by the number of all-conference honorees who possess the minimum academic requirement. Freshmen are not eligible for the all-academic teams and grade-point averages are taken from the semester prior to the competing athletic season.
Kelly Fahey, UMBC
Kelly Fiorani, UMBC
Heather Licht, UMBC
Megan Mullins, UMBC
Marrisa Trachtenberg, Stony Brook
Danielle Werner, Stony Brook