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It’s been an exciting time for the Seahawks. The 2009-10 athletic year ended on a high note with several teams receiving postseason accolades. Teams and individuals were recognized for their academic excellence. And Ryan Alexander ’10 was hired as assistant men’s lacrosse coach/intramural coordinator this year.
Men’s Lacrosse recorded its first 10-win season since 2007 as the Seahawks posted a 10-6 (5-2 CAC) mark and advanced to the Capital Athletic Conference semifinals for the second consecutive season. Ryan Alexander ’10 and Ryder Henry ’10 were both selected to represent St. Mary’s at the 2010 USILA/LaxWorld Division III North/South Senior All-Star Game. Alexander finished his career as a four-time All-CAC selection and a USILA Scholar All-America. Henry became the 11th St. Mary’s men’s lacrosse player in the program’s 37-year history to pick up All-America recognition, earning honorable mention.
Women’s Lacrosse overcame an 0-6 start to their campaign, and won six straight to earn the No. 3 seed in the CAC tournament, and finish with a 9-9 (5-2 CAC) record. Lauriann Parker ’14 carried her success from the field hockey season to the lacrosse field as she garnered her second CAC Rookie of the Year
title. Parker and Nora Fallon-Oben ’10 also picked up first team IWLCA All-Chesapeake Region honors.
Parker set school single-game records for most goals and points in a game following a 9-goal, 12-point performance at Christopher Newport University on May 1. She finished the 2010 season ranked in NCAA Division III in assists (34th), points (42nd) and assists per game (47th).
Academic Excellence Awards
Karisa Carroll ’10, a women’s soccer and women’s lacrosse standout, became the fourth Seahawk to be selected as the CAC Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Carroll graduated with a B.A. in chemistry while minoring in Spanish and boasting a 3.71 cumulative grade point average. She earned Dean’s List recognition all eight semesters and was named one of three 2010 winners of a Maryland Association of College Directors of Athletics (MACDA) postgraduate scholarship. Carroll was also voted as the 2009-10 SMCM Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year. She has been accepted into the University of Maryland’s Dental School and began her coursework in August. At the end of four years, Carroll will receive her Doctorate of Dental Surgery. After completing the Dental School program at Maryland, she plans on pursuing a post-doctorate residency program in orthodontics.
As a team, the Seahawk Women’s Lacrosse Team was named an IWLCA Academic Squad after achieving a team GPA of 3.2 while Kelsey Branch ’10 and Elisa Bateman ’11 were named to the academic honor roll.
Both the Men’s and Women’s Tennis teams as well as the Women’s Swim team were also recognized for their academic excellence by their respective organizations.
(Sports photos by Bill Wood)