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Christopher Newport’s Green (Archbishop Spalding) named IWLCA Division III Schoar-Athlete of Year

Friday, 23rd August 2013

Categories College, Girl's/Women's, Posted 8/23/13
From Press Release

Christopher Newport’s Stephanie Green (Archbishop Spalding) has been named the Scholar-Athlete of the Year by the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association, while Becca Geist also earned a spot on the IWLCA Academic Honor Roll after the two Christopher Newport standouts pieced together spectacular seasons both in the classroom and on the field.

Green, who was recently named a top-30 finalist for the NCAA Woman of the Year honor, compiled a 3.92 GPA while graduating with a degree in Neuroscience. Geist wrapped up her undergraduate career with a 3.75 GPA in Spanish. Perennial members of the USA South Academic All-Conference team, the two Captains each earned a spot on the IWLCA Honor Roll last season as well.

Overall, the IWLCA recognized 382 student-athletes for their work in the classroom. Of those honorees, Geist and Green were two of only 60 who also competed in the NCAA Tournament.

Along with her performance in the classroom, Green was a relentless defender for the Captains. Helping anchor the defense throughout her tenure, she capped off her career with a strong senior season. In 2013, she made 19 starts while collecting 31 ground balls and 13 caused turnovers. For her efforts, she secured second-team All-Conference and All-State accolades.

Helping rewrite the CNU record book, Green set a new program mark for appearances by a defender with 75. She also stands ninth in program history with 46 caused turnovers and 10th with 114 ground balls. In addition to her honors as a senior, she was named to the second-team All-USA South squad during her junior campaign as well.

Geist was equally well-rounded during her career and established a reputation as one of the finest midfielders in Christopher Newport history. As a senior, she ranked second on the team with 31 assists and 55 draw controls. Equally dangerous on the attack, she scored 31 times, including 10 multi-goal efforts. Dominant in the postseason, she earned USA South All-Tournament honors and scored five times in the NCAA playoffs.

A three-time All-Conference selection, she also picked up first-team All-State and second-team All-Region nods for her success as a senior. Geist etched her name into the record book as well, finishing fifth in CNU history with 55 caused turnovers, 77 assists and 120 draw controls. She also sits ninth all-time with 167 points.

Together, Geist and Green led the Captains to a remarkable 2013 campaign. During the year, the squad set a new program-record with 18 victories and an .857 winning percentage. Eventually, Christopher Newport rolled to its eighth consecutive USA South title and the program’s first-ever NCAA Tournament win after upending Sewanee in the first round of the playoffs.



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