PHILADELPHIA – Recent graduates Krissy Gallivan
and Brenda McDermott
were both honored for their academic and athletic performance, as they were among 12 student-athletes named to the Philadelphia Inquirer
Academic All-Area Women's Lacrosse Team. The team is nominated and voted on by the sports information offices of 30 area institutions from the Philadelphia metropolitan area.
In order to be eligible for Academic All-Area honors, an athlete must be in at least his or her second year at the institution and hold a cumulative grade point average of 3.20 or better.
Gallivan is well-known for her academic accomplishments, having been named to Temple's Trustee Ten three years in a row for having one of the 10 highest GPA's among all Temple student-athletes. She is also a three-time Temple's President's Honor Roll recipient for having a GPA of 3.5 or above. Gallivan started in all 18 games in 2017, helping lead the Owls to a 13-5 record and a spot in their second-straight BIG EAST Tournament. She scored nine goals, notching a career-high two goals on two occasions, and ranked fourth on the team with 30 ground balls.
McDermott adds to a long list of awards this season, having also been named to the IWLCA All-Region Second Team, the BIG EAST First Team, the BIG EAST All-Tournament Team and the Preseason All-BIG EAST Team. She also represented the Owls at the IWLCA Senior All-Star Game, and was named Temple's female Novacare Comeback Student-Athlete of the Year. McDermott led Temple with 42 goals and 32 assists for 74 total points, helping the Owls to a 13-5 record and a second-straight appearance in the BIG EAST Tournament. She finished her career ranked ninth all-time at Temple with 54 assists, while her 32 assists in 2017 rank second all-time in a single season. McDermott has been named to Temple's President's Honor Roll four years in a row for having a GPA of 3.5 or above.
University of Pennsylvania junior Alex Condon earned Performer of the Year honors. Condon, a second-team IWLCA and Inside Lacrosse All-American, was one of 25 nominees for the Tewaaraton Award which is presented annually to the top player in college lacrosse. In addition to being named the Ivy League Midfielder of the Year, she was a first-team All-Ivy, IWLCA All-Region, and All-ECAC selection. Condon led the Quakers to its 10th Ivy League championship in 11 years and a trip to the NCAA Tournament, scoring a career-high 44 goals which is fourth on Penn's single-season list.
The 12 members of the Academic All-Area Women's Lacrosse team include student-athletes from seven different institutions. Haverford (Allie Gibbons, Sarina Manetta), Penn (Condon, Lauren D'Amore), Saint Joseph's (Kristen Kelbon, Nora McCallion), Temple (Krissy Gallivan
, Brenda McDermott
), and West Chester (Sami Barnett, Ashley Pyle) all had multiple selections, while Chestnut Hill (Hunter Leckonby) and Widener (Megan Racioppi) were also represented.