CLAREMONT, CA. – The Pomona-Pitzer Women's Lacrosse team has been named as a 2018 Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Zag Sports Academic Honor Squad as announced by the IWLCA. Additionally, individuals senior Sal Marx and juniors Lilly Thomey and Nicole Larson have been named to the Division III IWLCA Academic Honor Roll.
The IWLCA has named 313 schools across Division I, II, III, and NAIA as IWLCA Zag Sports Academic Honor Squads 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 IWLCA honored 598 student-athletes from 179 different institutions on the 201 IWLCA Zag Sports Division III Academic Honor Roll. 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.
Marx, Thomey, and Larson excelled both on and off the field this season and were instrumental in the team's success that saw them reach the championship game in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC).
Marx, a midfielder from Bainbridge Island, Wash., has been honored with All-SCIAC all four years of her career with two Second Team All-SCIAC selections and two First Team All-SCIAC honors, one of which came this past season. Marx controlled the midfield for the Sagehens picking up a team-high 31 ground balls and was second on the team with 62 draw controls. Marx also did her fair share of scoring with 18 goals and 14 assists on the season.
Thomey, an attacker from Edina, Minn., had a career year in 2018 where she tallied a career-high in points with 66, assists with 9 and goals with 57 to earn Third Team All-West Region and First Team All-SCIAC for the first time in her career.
Larson, a defender from Seattle, Wash., played in all 19 games this past season where she collected 25 ground balls and caused 13 turnovers. She was named Second Team All-SCIAC for the first time in her career.