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Lacrosse Lands 11 on MPSF All-Academic Team
Release Date: 05/29/2012
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WOODLAND, Calif.- The University of Oregon lacrosse team had 11 student-athletes named Mountain Pacific Sports Federation All-Academic Scholar-Athletes by MPSF Executive Director Al Beaird on Tuesday afternoon.

The 11 Ducks selected was second-most in the conference behind 12 selections from California. Denver was the only other squad to tally double-figure honorees with 10.

Sophomore Caroline Federighi, who has a 4.04 GPA, had not only the highest GPA earned by a Duck, but was the highest overall in the conference. The only other recipient with at least a 4.00 was Saint Mary's Holly Hayes, who has a 4.00.  

This is the second time in program history that Oregon has had 11 selections with the other occasion happening in 2006. The highest number of Ducks tabbed MPSF All-Academic was 12 in 2008.

UO finished the season 14-5 with a 10-9 loss at the hands of Navy in the NCAA Play-In Match. The match was the first postseason appearance by the Ducks in program history.

The honor was based on the following criteria:

1. 3.00 or better cumulative grade point average.

2. Student-athlete must be at least a sophomore academically.

3. Student-athlete must have completed one full academic year at the institution prior to the season for which the award is being received.

4. Student-athlete must have competed in fifty percent or more of the institution's competition in his or her respective sport.


Student-Athlete GPA  Year Position Hometown/Last School
Caroline Federighi 4.04 Sophomore Goalkeeper Pleasanton, Calif./Amador Valley
Shannon Propst 3.94 Sophomore       Midfield            Bel Air, Md./Fallston   
Erika McCool 3.94 Sophomore Defender


Nikki Puszcz 3.54 Sophomore Midfield Towson, Md./Maryvale Prep
Maggie Kovacs 3.48 Junior   Midfield            Great Falls, Va./Langley
Hayley Milner 3.47 Sophomore Midfield Rochester, N.Y./Brighton
Dom Christiansen 3.44 RS Junior Midfield Larkspur, Calif./Redwood
Lara Bennett 3.43 Senior Midfield Greenwich, Conn./Greenwich
Bridget Morrison