Patriot League Announces Women's Lacrosse Academic Awards

PATRIOTLEAGUEDOTORG Bucknell senior Alyssa DeLorenz
Bucknell senior Alyssa DeLorenz

April 27, 2011

Center Valley, Pa. -- Bucknell senior keeper Alyssa DeLorenz was selected as the 2011 Women's Lacrosse Patriot League Scholar-Athlete of the Year and is one of 12 student-athletes named to the Academic All-Patriot League Team, announced Wednesday by the Patriot League office. The awards are voted on by sports information directors from around the League who cannot cast a ballot for their own student-athletes.

The Academic All-Patriot League Team was added for all sports beginning in the 2010-11 season to honor additional student-athletes who excel both on and off the field. The Women's Lacrosse Academic All-Patriot League Team has 12 student-athletes to equal the size of the sport's All-Patriot League first team.

DeLorenz, who was the 2009 Patriot League Scholar-Athlete of the Year in women's lacrosse, has a 3.98 GPA in accounting and has been a member of the Dean's List every semester. Her GPA is the highest of any Bucknell senior student-athlete.

The Garland, Texas, native is a member of the Delta Mu Delta international business honor society and is a two-time recipient of the President's Award for Distinguished Academic Achievement. She has served as a Teaching Assistant in three different accounting courses at Bucknell, and she's interned at both Johnson & Johnson and Affiliated Computer Services, Inc., in Dallas.

On the field, DeLorenz is ranked first in the NCAA in saves per game (12.8) and second in saves with 205 after playing in every game in 2011. She was one of three seniors on a very young Bison team that started between seven to nine freshmen in every game this season.

DeLorenz joins 11 others on the Academic All-Patriot League team, including a League-best four student-athletes from American.

Junior Paige Lin led the Eagles with her 3.832 GPA in interdisciplinary studies, followed by junior Lauren Schoenberger (3.735, psychology and philosophy), sophomore Kimberly Collins (3.621, business administration) and junior Bernadette Maher (3.534, public communication).

Colgate and Navy each had two players named to the team, and Holy Cross, Lafayette and Lehigh each had one.

The Raiders' top scorer, senior Colleen Bubnack, had a strong fall semester in the classroom, posting a 3.58 GPA to boost her overall to a 3.33. The biology major from Syracuse, N.Y., was second in the Patriot League with 47 goals, and finished with a team-best 62 points. Teammate Katie Sullivan, a junior, also was selected to the team with her 3.55 GPA in French and economics.

Sophomore Kathy Young led the Mids with a 3.81 GPA in ocean engineering and senior Katrina Nietsch has a 3.41 GPA in quantitative economics. The two were key contributors on offense, with Young scoring 33 goals and Nietsch netting 27.

Lafayette sophomore Cameron Linville was selected to the team with a 3.81 GPA in economics and Lehigh sophomore Anna Patterson, who had 21 goals on the season, was selected with her 3.65 GPA in sociology and social psychology.

Holy Cross senior Meg O'Leary rounds out the squad with her 3.36 GPA in sociology.

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.

The 2011 team was comprised of four seniors, four juniors and four sophomores. Nine of the 12 student-athletes will be taking the field Thursday for the 2011 Patriot League Tournament at Tyler's Field in Hamilton, N.Y.

The tournament opens with a pair of semifinal contests starting at 4 p.m. with No. 1 Colgate (8-6, 5-1 Patriot League) vs. No. 4 American (9-7, 3-3) followed by No. 2 Lehigh (10-6, 5-1) vs. No. 3 Navy (12-5, 4-2) at 7 p.m. The championship game is slated for 3 p.m. Saturday. Both semifinal games will be available on Patriot League All-Access and the championship game can be seen on CBS Sports Network.

For more coverage, information and updates, visit the 2011 Patriot League Women's Lacrosse Championship page

2011 Patriot League Scholar-Athlete
Alyssa DeLorenz, Bucknell, Sr.

2011 Academic All-Patriot League Team
Alyssa DeLorenz, Bucknell, Sr.

Katie Sullivan, Colgate, Jr.
Bernadette Maher, American, Jr.
Katrina Nietsch, Navy, Sr.
Anna Patterson, Lehigh, So.
Kathy Young, Navy, So.
Colleen Bubnack, Colgate, Sr.
Lauren Schoenberger, American, Jr.
Kimberly Collins, American, So.
Cameron Linville, Lafayette, So.
Meg O'Leary, Holy Cross, Sr.
Paige Lin, American, Jr.