July 8, 2006
Stanford, Calif. -
Three Stanford women's lacrosse players have been recognized as members of the IWLCA Academic Honor Roll as announced by the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches' Association. Juniors Bryanne Gilkinson, Rachel Dyke and Jessica Verrilli were among the 141 Division I players honored.
Gilkinson, a Psychology major with a 3.89 GPA, was the top-scoring defender on the Stanford squad in 2006 and finished the season with 15 ground balls, 10 caused turnovers and 12 draw controls. The Mississauga, Canada native was the recipient of the 2005 Chappell-Lougee Undergraduate Research Scholarship and the 2005 Shultz Grant in Canadian Studies and has traveled across Canada, England, France, and Belgium in the course of her research. She has assisted in research in a number of Stanford academic departments and is a member of the Psi Chi National Honor Society in Psychology.
Dyke, an International Relations major with minors in Economics and Environmental Engineering, carries a 3.74 GPA. As a defender for the Cardinal in 2006, she started 10 games, collected 16 ground balls and caused 10 turnovers. Academically, the McLean, Va. native is focusing on international security issues, with a special focus on energy resource development and energy security. She worked in Quito, Ecuador last summer as an intern researching resource exploitation and the oil industry in South America and plans to work as an intern with a research group on US policy and energy security in the Middle East this summer.
Verrilli is a Science, Technology and Society major at Stanford with a 3.57 GPA. The Seattle, Wash. native started eight games for the Cardinal in 2006, notched four goals and two assists and had a career high two-goal performance against Saint Mary's in March. As a midfielder, she also won 10 draw controls and collected seven ground balls.
The Cardinal trio represented three of the seven selections from the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation. Jessica Landers (Denver), Jen Sanderson (UC Davis), Liz Reifsnyder (Cal) and Schuyler Sokolow (Cal) were also among the honorees. The Honor Roll recognizes upperclassmen with a minimum 3.5 GPA.