HAVERFORD, Pa. – The Haverford College women's lacrosse team has been named an Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Association (IWLCA) Zag Sports Academic Honor Squad. In addition, Haverford tied its program record with eight student-athletes named to the Zag Sports Academic Honor Roll. The Fords also had eight players recognized on the IWLCA academic honor roll during the 2017 season.
Haverford was one of 312 programs from across Divisions I, III, III and the NAIA selected as academic honor squads for the 2018-19 academic year. In order to qualify, programs must have posted a 3.0 or higher team GPA during the academic year. The Fords have earned this distinction every year since 2013.
To be selected to the academic honor roll, student-athletes must be a junior or senior and have accumulated a cumulative academic GPA of 3.50 or greater. The IWLCA honored 652 Division III student-athletes in total from 172 DIII institutions.
Recent graduates Allie Gibbons (psychology), Kirsten Mullin (political science), Rina Rosnow (biology), and Sarah Svetec (psychology/health studies) all earned placement on the academic honor roll for the second time in as many seasons while rising seniors Eliza Brosgol (economics), Olivia DiRienz (economics), Tatiana Lathion (political science), and Anna Meyers (economics) each received this honor in their first eligible season.
Women's lacrosse won 10 games during the 2019 season and was ranked as high as No. 21 in the IWLCA Polls throughout the season. The Fords advanced to the semifinals of the Centennial Conference Tournament for the first time since 2015 and defeated a pair of nationally-ranked opponents. The Fords posted their highest-ranked victory in program history with a 12-10 win on Swan Field against then-No. 3 TCNJ early in the year before defeating then-No. 22 Dickinson during the first round of the conference tournament. Haverford has made the postseason in seven of the past 10 seasons, including each of head coach Katie Zichelli's first two years leading the program.