Three Lacrosse Trojans Selected for MPSF All-Academic Honors|
May 23, 2013
WOODLAND, Calif. - Three USC women's lacrosse players received recognition from Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Executive Director Al Beaird on Thursday (May 23) as MPSF All-Academic Scholar-Athletes for the 2013 season. Junior Ceilidh Meagher and sophomores Kaitlyn Couture and Kaila Sommi were each honored.
In order to receive league all-academic distinction, student-athletes must maintain a 3.00, or better, cumulative grade-point average; be a sophomore academically; have completed at least one full academic year prior to the season for which the award is granted; and must have competed in 50 percent, or more, of the institution's competitions.
Meagher (Pawling, N.Y. | Colby College) holds a 3.83 GPA in economics and aspires to work in sports upon graduation. She appeared in all but one of USC's games, this season, and started 11 games. Meagher produced three points (two goals and one assist). She picked up eight ground balls and had nine draw controls to go with five caused turnovers.
Couture (Coronado, Calif. | Coronado HS) is majoring in social sciences with an emphasis in psychology and has a 3.27 GPA. She appeared in all 18 of USC's games and started 13 times. Couture grabbed 10 ground balls and 14 draw controls to go with eight caused turnovers, this season. She had career highs in draw controls (3) and ground balls (2) against Bryant (March 19).
Sommi (Belle Mead, N.J. | Montgomery HS) holds a 3.75 GPA as a business major at USC's Marshall School of Business. She played in all 18 of USC's games and made 10 starts in her first year. Sommi scored five goals and had two assists for seven points. She also ranked second on the team with 21 draw controls and added five ground balls and four caused turnovers in her first season.
The Women of Troy completed their inaugural season with an 8-10 overall record and was 5-3 in MPSF games. USC earned the fourth seed in the MPSF tournament and fell to top-seeded and 11th-ranked Denver in the semifinals.