June 14, 2006
Stanford, Calif. - Fourteen Stanford women's lacrosse players earned Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Academic All-Conference honors, as announced by the conference office earlier today. Stanford, the 2006 MPSF Champion, was also the top academic team in the conference, with a record number of honorees. Oregon boasted 11 selections, California followed with 10, Saint Mary's had five and UC Davis and Denver each had four players honored.
Seniors Megan Burker and Thea Lorentzen were honored for the third straight season, while senior Kinsey Morrison and juniors Michelle DeChant and Jessica Verrilli received their second consecutive awards. The group was rounded out by juniors Rachel Dyke and Bryanne Gilkinson and sophomores Katharine Fox, Megan McClain, Bri Ned, Daphne Patterson, Laura Shane, Anna Brown and Ariana Parasco. Each athlete garnered accolades for her performance both on the field and in the classroom.
To be nominated, student-athletes must (1) have a 3.0 or better cumulative grade-point average, (2) be at least a sophomore academically, (3) have completed one full academic year at the member institution prior to the season for which the award is being received, and (4) have competed in fifty percent or more of the institution's competition in the student-athlete's respective sport.
Stanford MPSF Academic All-Conference Selections
Anna Brown, Sophomore, 3.02, Psychology
Megan Burker, Senior, 3.17, Urban Studies
Michelle DeChant, Junior, 3.16, Undeclared
Rachel Dyke, Junior, 3.79, International Relations
Katharine Fox, Sophomore, 3.87, Economics
Bryanne Gilkinson, Junior, 3.89, Undeclared
Thea Lorentzen, Senior, 3.30, Civil Engineering
Megan McClain, Sophomore, 3.52, Product Design-Mech. Eng.
Kinsey Morrison, Senior, 3.29, Urban Studies
Bri Ned, Sophomore, 3.41, International Relations
Ariana Parasco, Sophomore, 3.23, International Relations
Daphne Patterson, Sophomore, 3.51, Psychology School
Laura Shane, Sophomore, 3.20, Undeclared
Jessica Verrilli, Junior, 3.57, Human Biology