GRAND LAKE, Colo. - The Simmons College women's lacrosse team was named a 2018 Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association Zag Sports Honor Squad in addition to seniors Kasey Fries (Bridgewater, Mass.) and Jolene Potter (Readfield, Maine) as well as juniors Elena Bragg (Belmont, Mass.) and Missie Maiewski (Northampton, Mass.) being named to the Academic Honor Roll, it was announced by the IWLCA.
The Sharks were one of 165 NCAA Division III programs to earn a team grade point average of 3.00 or better to earn the honor. Simmons posted a 3.45 team GPA and has been recognized for its academics by the IWLCA following each of the past six seasons.
The IWLCA honored 639 student-athletes from 189 different institutions on the 2018 IWLCA Zag Sports Division III Academic Honor Roll. 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.
Fries and Potter each earn the accolade for the second straight year, while Bragg and Maiewski are tabbed in their respective first years of eligibility. While all four of the Sharks achieved the minimum cumulative career GPA, each of them performed particularly well in the classroom for the 2017-18 academic year with each student-athlete turning in GPAs of 3.65 and higher, including a perfect 4.0 from Potter in the spring semester to close out her academic tenure at Simmons.
Simmons finished the season with an 8-9 overall record, including 4-6 in conference play and earned a spot in the conference tournament for the eighth straight year, as the number seven seed, before falling in the quarterfinal round to Lasell College.