Meg O'Leary Earns Patriot League All-Academic Honors

Meg O'Leary

WORCESTER, Mass. – Holy Cross women's lacrosse senior captain Meg O'Leary (Longmeadow, Mass.) has been named to the inaugural Patriot League women's lacrosse All-Academic team. She is one of 12 players named to the first-ever team. This is the second honor that O'Leary has recently received as she earned second team All-Patriot League accolades on April 26.

O'Leary, who is a Sociology major, has a 3.36 total grade point average. She is also a three-time member of the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll. O'Leary has made the All-Patriot League team in three straight seasons as O'Leary was named to the the second team in 2009 and 2011, and to the first team in 2010. She concluded her career with 114 points with 77 goals and 37 assists. O'Leary's 64 career caused turnovers are tied for second all-time in program history. Her 37 career assists are sixth all-time at the school, while her 80 draw controls are fifth all-time. This season she was fourth on the team with 20 goals, tied for third with eight assists and was third with 28 points. Her 20 caused turnovers tied for the team-lead and are tied for fifth all-time for a season at the school. She led the team with a career-best 39 ground balls as her 2.29 ground balls per game are 58th nationally. Also in 2010 she made the Patriot League All-Tournament team.

The All-Academic team has been added for all sports beginning in the 2010-2011 season to honor additional student-athletes who excel both on and off the field. The team equals the size of the sport's All-Patriot League first team. To be eligible the athlete has to have at least a 3.20 total grade point average. The athlete also is a starter or a key player in his/her sport. Freshmen or students in their first academic year at their school are not eligible for the honor. The team is voted on by women's lacrosse sports information directors around the conference who could not vote for their own student-athletes.

The Crusaders concluded the 2011 season with a 6-11 overall record (3-3 Patriot League).

2011 Patriot League Scholar-Athlete
Alyssa DeLorenz, Bucknell, Sr.

2011 Academic All-Patriot League Team
Alyssa DeLorenz, Bucknell, Sr.
Katie Sullivan, Colgate, Jr.
Bernadette Maher, American, Jr.
Katrina Nietsch, Navy, Sr.
Anna Patterson, Lehigh, So.
Kathy Young, Navy, So.
Colleen Bubnack, Colgate, Sr.
Lauren Schoenberger, American, Jr.
Kimberly Collins, American, So.
Cameron Linville, Lafayette, So.
Meg O'Leary, Holy Cross, Sr.
Paige Lin, American, Jr.