WAUKESHA, WISCONSIN - A total of 89 Student-Athletes were named to the 2014 Midwest Women's Lacrosse Conference (MWLC) All-Academic Team. The University of Dubuque and Augustana College tied with a league best 13 recipients. To be named to the MWLC All-Academic Team, the student-athlete must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.30 and be a member of the varsity team.
The 2014 Spartans finished the season with a 4-11 overall record and 2-8 record in the MWLC. The highlight of the season came when UD put together a four game winning streak with victories at Fontbonne (18-11), vs. University of Dallas (13-8), vs. Benedictine (11-6), and at Illinois Tech (20-5). All-Academic selection Bridget Schirmers led the Spartans in scoring with a school record 48 goals. Judy Borah had a team high 10 assists. Ashley Geraghty was named to the MWLC All-Sportsmanship Team.
Beginning in the spring of 2015, UD will compete in the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (CCIW). Current MWLC members Augustana, Carthage, and North Central will be joining the Spartans in the move to the new created Women's Lacrosse Conference. Rounding out the six team league are first year programs Elmhurst and Illinois Wesleyan. Carroll University is scheduled to join the CCIW in 2016.
University of Dubuque Women's Lacrosse - 13
|Name||Year||Hometown/High School||Major (s)|
|Cassandra Berger||Jr.||Waukon, Iowa/Waukon||Accounting|
|Brooke Crossen||Fr.||Madison, Wis./Oregon||Wellness & Exercise Science|
|Alora Esparza||Fr.||Silvis, Ill./United Township||Nursing|
|Ashley Geraghty||So.||Palatine, Ill./Palatine||Accounting/Business|
|Chelsea Hawkins||Jr.||Maryland Heights, Mo./Pattonville||Criminal Justice|
|Ashlyn Ptasienski||Fr.||Stillman Valley, Ill./Stillman Valley||Nursing|
|Itzel Rivera||Fr.||Fort Knox, Ky./Fort Knox||Wellness & Exercise Science|
|Lisa Rosas||So.||Arcadia, Wis./Arcadia||Business|
|Bridget Schirmers||So.||Coon Rapids, Minn./Coon Rapids||Wellness & Exercise Science|
|Jessi Tapia||Fr.||Hampton, Ill./United Township||Psychology|
|Kelly Wetherald||So.||Homer Glen, Ill./Lockport Township||Nursing/Psychology|
|Robyn Wittkopf||Fr.||Pewaukee, Wis./Arrowhead||Nursing|
|Anna Yackshaw||Fr.||Clinton, Iowa/Prince of Peace||Flight Operations|
|The complete list of all 89 winners can be found at: MWLC All-Academic|
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