Three Lady Monachs Named To IWLCA Academic Honor Roll

June 17, 2003
By ODU Athletics

June 17, 2003

NORFOLK, VA -- Three Lady Monarch women's lacrosse student-athletes, senior midfielders Danielle Hensil (Havertown, PA) and Marlaine Smith (Gaithersburg, MD) and junior defender Kelly Jefferys (Horseheads, NY), were named to the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches' Association (IWLCA) Academic Honor Roll.

In order to be considered for the academic honor, student athletes must have attained a cumulative 3.5 grade point average or higher. Danielle Hensil, who participated in the annual North-South Senior All-Star game earlier this month, earned a 3.6 GPA in Health and Physical Education. A First Team All-CAA selection, she was the only Lady Monarch to score in all 16 games in 2003. She finished her career ranked fourth on ODU's all-time points, goals, and assists leaders list after registering 38 goals, 10 assists, and 48 points this season. During the 2003 campaign, she performed a hat-trick eight times and scored three-game winners (UMBC, George Mason, James Madison). Additionally, she was first on the team in groundballs with 44 and tied for second on the team with 15 caused turnovers.

Fellow senior midfielder Marlaine Smith earned a 3.54 in recreation and leisure studies. A Second Team All-CAA Selection, Smith ranked second in the country in draw controls averaging 4.67 per game. Smith was second on the squad in ground balls with 37 and was tied along with Hensil with a team second best 15 caused turnovers. Additionally, she scored 12 goals and assisted on seven others to record 19 points in 2003. During her four-year career, Smith registered 80 career points on 62 goals and 18 assists.

Kelly Jefferys, a member of the Lady Monarch defense majoring in nursing, earned a 3.54 grade point average in the classroom as well. Jefferys appeared in all 16 games in 2003, recording 16 groundballs, nine caused turnovers, and eight draw controls. Her defensive efforts helped the Lady Monarchs keep four opponents to single digits scoring, including an opponent low of five goals at Temple in late March.

The Lady Monarch women's lacrosse squad finished the season 12-4 overall and reached the finals of the CAA Tournament for the second consecutive season. Old Dominion concluded the year 19th in the final IWLCA Poll.

2003 IWLCA Division I Academic Honor Roll

School                   Athlete                 Major
Boston University        Kylie Wagenet           Political Science
Brown                    Deborah Mendel          Developmental Studies
Brown                    Rebekah Rottenberg      Environmental Studies
Brown                    Katie Russell           Pre-Medical
Bucknell                 Laura Serboth           Biology
Bucknell                 Amy Hafets              Education
Bucknell                 Amy Hasler              Chemistry
California, Univ. of     Colleen O'Mara          Political Science
California, Univ. of     Julianne Wu             Psychology
Connecticut, Univ. of    Susan Payne             English
Connecticut, Univ. of    Anna Kenyukhev          Finance
Connecticut, Univ. of    Melissa MacDougall      Biology
Cornell                  Erica Holveck           Psychology
Cornell                  Ashley Charon           American Studies
Dartmouth                Lana Smith              Government
Davidson                 Allison Matlack         History
Davidson                 Lauren Williams         Psychology
Delaware, Univ. of       Nikki Kurcharski        Marketing and Mathematics and International Business
Delaware, Univ. of       Kateri Linville         Exercise and Sport Science and Psychology and Coaching Science
Duke                     Kate Kaiser             Economics and History, Markets and Management
Duke                     Lauren Gallagher        Mechanical Engineering
Duquesne                 Kristina Rohall         Journalism
Duquesne                 Carrie Watkins          Occupational Therapy
Duquesne                 Becca West              Health Management Systems
Fairfield                Meghan Main             Communications and Politics
George Mason             Lisa Hagan              Biology
George Mason             Jill Toomey             Communications/Public Relations
Georgetown               Melissa Biles           Government
Georgetown               Hilary Polk-Williams    Finance and Marketing
Harvard                  Vanessa Lavely          Social Studies
Harvard                  Laura Mancini           Government
James Madison            Beth Davis              Health Science and Business
James Madison            Gail Decker             Communication Studies and Human Resource Development
James Madison            Jesse Collins           Media Arts and Design and Studio Art
James Madison            Lisa Sager              Health Science and Business
La Salle                 Tracy Guenther          Secondary Education
La Salle                 Laura Whitman           Psychology
Long Island              Angelika Stec           Health Sciences
Long Island              LaToya Thompson         Management
Loyola                   Jen Schuerholz          Communications
Loyola                   Caroline Cooper         Economics
Loyola                   Susan Tyrrell           Business Administration
Mount St. Mary's         Naomi Campano           Political Science and History, Philosophy and Legal Studies
Mount St. Mary's         Kim Keene               Secondary Education and English
New Hampshire, Univ. of  Danielle Martin         Biology, Pre-Medical
Northwestern             Courtney Koester        Computer Engineering
Northwestern             Donna McCann            Psychology
Notre Dame, Univ. of     Angela Dixon            Business and Pre-professional
Notre Dame, Univ. of     Lauren Fischer          Art History
Ohio State               Alexia Vogler           Accounting
Ohio University          Lindsey Hart            Biology, Pre-Medical
Old Dominion             Danielle Hensil         Health an Physical Education
Old Dominion             Kelly Jefferys          Nursing
Old Dominion             Marlaine Smith          Recreation and Leisure Studies
Penn State               Stephanie Curnoles      Elementary/Kindergarten Education
Penn State               Katharine Pace          Elementary/Kindergarten Education
Pennsylvania, Univ. of   Whitney Horton          International Relations
Pennsylvania, Univ. of   Alison Polk-Williams    Health and Societies
Princeton                Hannah Foster           History
Rutgers                  Jessica Apel            Biological Sciences
Saint Francis            Lucille Wess            History and Secondary Education
Saint Joseph's           Lauren Foley            Information Systems
Saint Joseph's           Megan Gresh             Biology
St. Bonaventure          Lauren Spaulding        Business
St. Bonaventure          Emily Lilyea            Accounting
Stanford                 Christina Saikus        Chemical Engineering
Stanford                 Virginia Solomon        Art and Feminist Studies
Stony Brook              Michelle Angeline       Art History
Stony Brook              Jessica Tylee           Sociology
Stony Brook              Kerri McCabe            Liberal Studies
Stony Brook              Judith Pane             Mathematics
Syracuse                 Jessica Trombley        Inclusive Education and Special Education
Syracuse                 Jacquelyn Walker        Bioengineering
Syracuse                 Erin MacDonald          Communication Sciences and Disorders
Temple                   Marie Des Marais        Art Graphics
Temple                   Sheena Oommen           Education
Vanderbilt               Tara Schmucker          Economics
Vanderbilt               Mary McCeney            Communication Studies
Virginia, Univ. of       Lauren Aumiller         Economics
Virginia, Univ. of       Lindsey Buchanan        Economics
Virginia, Univ. of       Lauri Kenis             Education
Virginia, Univ. of       Tiffany Schummer        Education
William and Mary         Laurice Rutledge        Public Policy
William and Mary         Jen Cully               Biology
Yale                     Jennifer Vorhees        Pre-Medical
Yale                     Ashley Cobbett          Economics
Yale                     Elizabeth Whitman       History of Science and Medicine, Pre-Medical
Yale                     Clarissa Clarke         Psychology

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