April 23, 2013
Center Valley, Pa. - Bucknell junior Katelyn Miller became a repeat winner of the Patriot League Women's Lacrosse Scholar-Athlete of the Year award and earned one of 12 spots on the sport's Academic All-Patriot League Team on Tuesday. The awards are voted on by the Patriot League's women's lacrosse sports information directors, who can not select their own student-athletes.
American and Navy led all schools with three student-athletes apiece on the Academic All-Patriot League squad. Seniors Kimberly Collins and Samantha Marshall and junior Alex Lugovina represented the Eagles, while seniors Jasmine DePompeo and Kathy Young and sophomore Loren Generi were on the list for the Mids. Miller was joined by senior teammate Madison Hurwitz for Bucknell, with Kate Sheridan (Colgate), Kat Sutton (Holy Cross), Cammie Linville (Lafayette) and Julie McBrien (Lehigh) filling out the squad.
The Women's Lacrosse Academic All-Patriot League Team is in its third season and features 12 student-athletes to equal the size of the sport's first-team All-Patriot League squad. Collins, Young and Linville have each made the squad in all three seasons, while DePompeo and Miller were on the list for the second year in a row. Miller, a midfielder who also earned second-team All-Patriot League honors, enjoyed an outstanding junior season for the Bison. She led the team in goals (39), points (52) and caused turnovers (24) while ranking second on the squad in assists (13), ground balls (29) and draw controls (40). The 52 points were the eighth-most in Bucknell single-season history, and rank eighth in the Patriot League this season. She had 31 points in the last six games, helping Bucknell finish strong with a 4-2 record in that span.
A Biology major, Miller holds a 3.90 cumulative grade-point average and is a recipient of Bucknell's Charles F. White Prize for Scholar-Athletes. She works as a student athletic trainer at the school and also worked in the research department with Johns Hopkins Community Physicians last summer. Miller has volunteered at Sunflower Day Care and Lewisburg Food Bank in the area, as well as Do-Rak (Do Random Acts of Kindness) and Our Daily Bread, which serves meals to homeless. Miller is a member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and serves on the Bucknell Student Dining Committee. She plans to attend dental school after graduation and will be job shadowing an orthodontist this summer.
It is the fourth time in the past five seasons that a Bucknell student-athlete takes home the Patriot League Women's Scholar-Athlete of the Year award after Alyssa DeLorenz won the honor in 2009 and 2011. Other two-time winners include Bucknell's Patricia Way (1993-94), Lehigh's Jill Altshuler (1995-96), Lafayette's Alison Fisher (2000-01) and Lehigh's Christy Smith (2007-08).
Seven of the 13 selections to the Academic All-Patriot League team were also honored with All-League selections for their play on the field. Collins, DePompeo and Generi all made the first-team on attack, while Young, Marshall, Miller and McBrien made the second team. DePompeo was also named the Patriot League Offensive Player of the Year for the third season in a row.
Each student-athlete has also excelled in the classroom. For American, Collins holds a 3.78 cumulative GPA as a Business Administration major, Marshall is at 3.80 while majoring in Broadcast Journalism and Lugovina has a 3.63 mark as a Communication Studies major. At Navy, DePompeo holds a 3.37 GPA as a Political Science major, Young is at 3.55 while majoring in Ocean Engineering and Generi holds a 3.20 mark as an Operations Research major. Hurwitz has a 3.51 GPA as a Psychology major at Bucknell, Sheridan carries a 3.57 mark as a History & Economics major at Colgate, Sutton holds a 3.32 GPA while majoring in Sociology at Holy Cross, Linville is at 3.76 as an Economics major at Lafayette and McBrien maintains a 3.54 GPA as a Finance & Marketing double major at Lehigh.
To be eligible for the Scholar-Athlete of the Year award and the Academic All-Patriot League Team, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.20 cumulative grade point average and be a starter or key player in his/her sport. Freshmen or students in their first academic year at their school are not eligible for the honor.
The Patriot League Scholar-Athlete of the Year for each individual sport comprises the pool of nominees for the Patriot League Male and Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year awards given out over the summer. One male and one female are selected for this honor.
Patriot League Women's Lacrosse Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Katelyn Miller, Bucknell, Jr.
Women's Lacrosse Academic All-Patriot League Team
Kimberly Collins, American (Sr.)
Alex Lugovina, American (Jr.)
Samantha Marshall, American (Sr.)
Katelyn Miller, Bucknell (Jr.)
Madison Hurwitz, Bucknell (Sr.)
Kate Sheridan, Colgate (Sr.)
Kat Sutton, Holy Cross (Sr.)
Cammie Linville, Lafayette (Sr.)
Julie McBrien, Lehigh (Sr.)
Jasmine DePompeo, Navy (Sr.)
Kathy Young, Navy (Sr.)
Loren Generi, Navy (So.)