Two Generals Named to IWLCA Academic Honor Roll

GRAND LAKE, Colo. – The Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) recently announced its 2010 Academic Honor Roll, and Washington and Lee rising seniors Emmy Mathews (Baltimore, Md./Bryn Mawr) and Kate Speare (Wallingford, Pa./Strath Haven) were among those honored.

Mathews, a philosophy and business administration double major, earned second team College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA)/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District honors for the District III College Division earlier this year. She also received ODAC and Washington and Lee Scholar-Athlete honors, including being named the ODAC/Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete of the Year. As a midfielder, Mathews posted First Team All-ODAC and IWLCA All-Chesapeake Region honors after starting 18 contests and finishing third on the team in scoring with 41 points on 31 goals and 10 assists.  She also notched 34 draw controls, 31 ground balls and caused 20 turnovers in helping W&L to the ODAC title and an appearance in the NCAA Division III Tournament. 

An accounting major, Speare was the recipient of ODAC and W&L Scholar-Athlete honors this past season. As an attacker, Speare appeared in all 19 of the Generals’ contests during the 2010 season with 10 starts. She finished the season with 20 points (8g, 12a) while also tallying 15 ground balls and six caused turnovers.

The IWLCA honored 184 student-athletes from 81 different institutions in the 2010 Academic Honor Roll. All student-athletes were nominated by their schools and have achieved at least junior status academically.

View the complete list of honorees here.

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