The University of Scranton women's lacrosse team enjoyed an outstanding season on the field this past spring. The Royals matched that success in the classroom as well as five players earned Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Zag Sports Academic Honor Roll accolades while Scranton was also named an IWLCA Zag Sports Academic Honor Squad for the 2017-18 academic year.
After completing their senior seasons at Scranton, Katie Doyle (Media, Pa./Penncrest), Rachel Strock (Holliston, Mass./Holliston), and Amanda Trumpore (Warren, N.J./Watchung Hills Regional) were to the IWLCA Zag Sports Division III Honor Roll as were Claire Eberle (New Providence, N.J./New Providence) and Gabby Lins (Ocean Township, N.J./Ocean Township) who completed their junior campaigns for the Royals this past spring.
Scranton's five players were among 639 student-athletes from 189 different institutions to be selected to the IWLCA's Division III Academic Honor Roll this spring. 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.
Scranton was also one of 339 schools across Division I, II, III, and NAIA as to be named an IWLCA Zag Sports Academic Honor Squad for the 2017-18 academic year. To qualify for this prestigious honor, the women's lacrosse team must have posted a 3.0 or higher team GPA for the academic year. The Royals captured the national academic award for the first time since the 2013-14 academic year and just the second time since the organization began presenting the award in 2009.
The Royals, who posted a 12-7 overall record this past spring and advanced to the Landmark Conference Championship game for the third time in as many seasons, posted an impressive 3.497 grade point average as a team during the entire academic year.
Scranton's 12 victories in the 2018 campaign were the most since the 2005 squad went 12-5. The Royals also posted their best record in Landmark Conference play (6-1) to earn the #2 seed in the postseason tournament where they defeated Moravian at home in the semifinal round before falling at nationally ranked Catholic in the title game.