Academic honor for Sheridan

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: May 26, 2009
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Kate Sheridan

WATERVILLE, Maine --- Colby College’s Kate Sheridan (Hingham, Mass.), a two-time New England Small College Athletic Conference Player of the Year in women’s lacrosse, did the job in the classroom and on the field.

Sheridan was named to the ESPN the Magazine District I College Division At-Large All-Academic Third Team on Tuesday. The At-Large squad is made up of a number of smaller participation sports such as lacrosse, swimming, ice hockey, field hockey, crew, tennis, and others. Sheridan was one of seven NESCAC athletes named to one of the three teams.

Sheridan, who majored in human development at Colby and graduated Sunday, is expected to be named a four-time Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) All-American when the team is announced in the next few days.

Sheridan is Colby’s all-time leading scorer with 181 goals and 113 assists for 294 career points. She also holds the career goal scoring record and finished in a tie for the assist record. Sheridan holds single-season records for points and goals. She finished this season with 34 goals and 51 assists for 85 points to lead the New England Small College Athletic Conference in total points and assists. Sheridan also led the Mules in draw controls (38) and groundballs (41).

Sheridan and the rest of the senior women’s lacrosse players helped Colby to an amazing 55-17 record over the past four seasons. The Mules won two straight New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) titles and went to the NCAA Division III Tournament in three of the last four years, with the lone miss a controversial omission.


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