GRAND LAKE, Colo. - UMBC women's lacrosse senior Kalyn Crocetti (Joppa, Md./Maryvale Preparatory) and junior Lauren McDonald (Catonsville, Md./Catonsville) were named to the 2018 IWLCA Zag Sports Division I Academic Honor Roll, the organization announced Monday.
The IWLCA honored 462 student-athletes from 105 different institutions to the Division I list. To be eligible for this honor, student-athletes must be a junior, senior, or graduate student and have earned a cumulative academic GPA of 3.50 or greater.
The Retriever women's lacrosse team also earned the distinction as an IWLCA Zag Sports Academic Honor Squad for the 2017-18 academic year after posting a 3.16 team GPA.
The IWLCA named 339 schools across all divisions and NAIA. In order to be eligible for this honor, teams must have posted a 3.0 or higher team GPA for the year. All eight of the America East institutions were honored as Academic Squads.
Crocetti (social work/sociology) and McDonald (environmental science/psychology) were just two of 29 America East student-athletes to earn the distinction. Crocetti earned a spot on the honor roll for the second year in a row, while also being named to the America East Commissioner's Honor Roll for three straight seasons. The attacker played in 16 games during her career, starting in five during the 2018 season, where she scored 15 points off seven goals and eight assists.
McDonald completed her undergraduate career at UMBC in three years and will be returning in the fall as a graduate student. The attacker was named to the America East All-Academic squad in 2017 and 2018 while earning America East Commissioner's Honor Roll in two straight seasons. McDonald has started in 44 of her 46 career games at attack and currently holds the school record for goals scored in a single season with 62.
Zag Sports has been serving the world's best lacrosse teams for nearly 15 years as they journey abroad for team changing touring experiences in over 25 countries. With a unique blend of lacrosse, international community service, and interactive cultural learning and adventure, Zag Sports looks forward to sharing more of its experiences with NCAA teams from around the country.