Women's Lacrosse Earns Fifth Straight IWLCA Academic Squad Honor
Sept. 15, 2011
WASHINGTON - For the fifth consecutive year and seventh time in the past eight seasons, the George Washington women's lacrosse team received Academic Squad status from the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA). Senior Sarah Phillips and Laura Dominiak ('11) also earned IWLCA Academic Honor Roll distinction.
GW joined 55 other Division I schools on the Academic Squad, while Phillips and Dominiak were among 187 Division I student-athletes who earned Honor Roll recognition for the 2010-11 academic year. Teams must have a combined grade-point average of 3.0 or greater to be eligible for academic team honors, while individuals must possess a 3.5 GPA or higher or were in the top 10 percent of their squad and have reached junior academic standing.
A two-time Atlantic 10 All-Academic Team and Second Team All-Conference selection, Phillips will enter her senior season in 2011 already GW's career leader in assists with 62 through 50 games. She totaled a team-best 55 points on 30 goals and 25 assists, along with 24 ground balls and 20 draw controls, last spring. The 2009 A-10 Rookie of the Year also ranks fourth all-time at GW with 140 points. Phillips has qualified for the A-10 Commissioner's Honor as a finance major in four of the six semesters she's been eligible.
Dominiak started all 66 career matches at GW and ranks fourth at GW with 122 career ground balls and fifth with 56 caused turnovers. She graduated in May 2011 with a degree in finance and double minors in art history and psychology, and appeared on the A-10 Commissioner's Honor Roll in nine of her 10 semesters at the university.
The Colonials, who finished 6-11 overall and 3-4 in the A-10 last spring, are slated to return 14 players and eight starters for a 2012 season that begins Wednesday, Feb. 15, against Howard at Mount Vernon Field.