TWO WOMEN'S LAX PLAYERS RECEIVE NATIONAL ACADEMIC HONOR
BALTIMORE, Md. – Allie Duclos (South Windsor, Conn.) and Kellen Millard (Ipswich, Mass.), both of whom served as captains of the 2010 University of New Hampshire women's lacrosse team, were two of 151 student-athletes named to the IWLCA Academic Honor Roll, the organization announced Monday.
The honored student-athletes must have achieved at least junior year status and compiled a minimum grade-point-average of 3.20. Last week, UNH was named a 2010 Academic Squad by the IWLCA for recording a team GPA of 3.0 or higher.
Duclos, a junior defender whose major is family studies, has been named to both the America East All-Conference First Team and America East Commissioner's Honor Roll (minimum GPA of 3.50) all three years. She has also been selected to the America East All-Academic Team both years she was eligible for that honor (freshmen are not eligible for that award). In the 2010 season, Duclos was a defensive linchpin for the Wildcats who led the team in ground balls and draw controls, and she also ranked second in caused turnovers. She was the recipient of UNH's Defensive Player of the Year award.
Millard, a senior defender who graduated this past May with a degree in Business Administration: Marketing, played an increased role on the team each successive season, and that culminated in 2010 as a tri-captain. Millard started 13 of 17 games this year after recording seven starts each of the previous two seasons. In 60 career games, she recorded 35 ground balls, 22 draw controls and 19 caused turnovers, as well as two goals.
Under the direction of first-year head coach Michael Daly, UNH had a 10-7 overall record and extended their America East record for consecutive tournament appearances to 13 years. The 'Cats compiled 100 assists to mark just the second time in program history the team attained the 100 milestone in that statistic.