Women's Lax Earns IWLCA Academic Awards

PHILADELPHIA - The Penn women's lacrosse team has been honored by the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches' Association for its overall academic performance, and rising seniors Chelsea Kocis and Sarah Waxman have garnered individual academic honors, the IWLCA has announced.

The Quakers, with a team GPA of 3.11, were named a Division I Honor Squad, one of 53 schools to be honored. Kocis and Waxman were named to the Academic Honor Roll for their outstanding achievements in the classroom.

Kocis, who started 13 games on attack, scored 13 goals and two assists this season. An economics major, Kocis was a key contributer to Penn's NCAA playoff run, scoring the eventual game-winner against Boston University in the first round.

Waxman, one of seven Division I All-Americans to be named to the honor roll, was named the IWLCA National Goalkeeper of the Year and First-Team All-America. The sociology major had a superlative season as a junior, holding opponents to just 6.51 goals per game while earning unanimous First-Team All-Ivy honors. Waxman was also named Academic All-Area by the Philadelphia Inquirer this spring.