GRAND LAKE, Colo. - The Wheaton College women's lacrosse team was honored as one of the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Zag Sports Academic Honor Squads for the 2016-17 academic year. The Lyons also had three players, Hannah Gasperoni, Megan Hemmerlein, and Lydia Regan honored with a spot on the individual honor roll.
To be eligible for the individual honor roll, student-athletes must be a junior, senior, or graduate student and have earned a cumulative academic GPA of 3.50 or greater.
Gasperoni, a biochemistry major, played in all 18 games for the Lyons last season, finishing the year with 25 points after scoring 10 goals and dishing out 15 assists. Hemmerlein, who is also a biochemistry major, played all 18 games on defense for Wheaton, scoring twice, while dishing out one assist. Regan, a history/education double major, played in and started all 18 games for the Lyons, anchoring the defense. The senior ended the season with a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) All-Conference First-Team honor.
To qualify for the team award, the women's lacrosse team must have posted a 3.0 or higher team GPA for the academic year.