DURHAM, N.H. -- Jamie DePetris (Radnor, Pa.) and Laura Puccia (Fairpoint, N.Y.) of the University of New Hampshire women's lacrosse team received Academic Honor Roll distinction from the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) for the 2013-14 academic year, announced by the organization Tuesday.
The IWLCA honored 233 student-athletes from 79 different institutions with inclusion in the 2014 IWLCA Division I Academic Honor Roll. All student-athletes were nominated by their schools and have achieved at least junior status academically and a cumulative academic grade point average of 3.50 or greater.
DePetris, a four-year member of the America East Commissioner's Honor Roll and two-time mention on the conference All-Academic Team (2011 & 2012), was named to the IWLCA Academic Honor Roll for the first time in her career after graduating from UNH in May with a double major in Accounting and Business Administration. The America East First Team All-Conference defender started in all 15 games in 2014 to lead the Wildcats in ground balls (27) and caused turnovers (13). DePetris recorded at least one GB every game with a season-high four in the season-opener against Hofstra University on Feb. 15. This past spring, DePetris was inducted into the National College Athletic Honor Society, Chi Sigma Alpha.
A neuroscience major, Puccia made her first career appearance on the honor roll as well. The America East Fans' Choice Player of the Year for women's lacrosse, Puccia started all 16 games in which she played. An all-conference Second Team mention, the rising senior midfielder tallied 41 goals and six assists for 47 points to lead the Wildcats in goals and rank second in points. Inducted into the National College Athletic Honor Society, Chi Sigma Alpha this past spring, the three-time America East Commissioner's Honor Roll recipient also paced the squad in shots (77) and draw controls (61). With those statistics, her America East conference rankings include tied for fourth in goals per game (2.56), ninth in points per game (2.94) and third in draw controls per game (3.81).
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