Sept. 13, 2011
NOTRE DAME, Ind. - Two members of the 2011 Notre Dame women's lacrosse team - graduated senior Meredith Locasto (Pittsburgh, Pa.) and junior Kelly Driscoll (Andover, Mass.) - have been selected to the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) academic honor roll for the 2011 campaign. The two Irish players were among a group of 187 Division I women's lacrosse juniors and seniors with 3.5 grade-point averages or better or ranked in the top 10 percent of their team to be honored by the coaches' association.
The Notre Dame team also was among 56 Division I institutions to earn Academic Squad honors. Teams that have a collective GPA of 3.0 or greater earn the distinction of Academic Squad. As a team, the Notre Dame women's lacrosse squad had a 3.238 grade-point average.
For Locasto, this marked the second consecutive year that she was named to the IWLCA academic honor roll as she was also chosen as a junior in 2010. An outstanding all-around student, the Pittsburgh native graduated summa cum laude with a degree in accountancy from the prestigious Mendoza College of Business following her junior year, earning the top grade-point average among all Irish women's lacrosse juniors and seniors with a 3.967 grade-point average for the '09-10 school year. This year, Locasto completed her masters of science with a 3.856 GPA. Locasto graduated having been named to the Dean's List student in each of her eight semesters at Notre Dame. A member of the lacrosse team's attack unit during her time with Notre Dame, she played in 16 games and recorded three goals.
Driscoll, meanwhile, was selected to the IWLCA academic honor roll for the first time following her junior season. Also part of the Irish attack unit, the Andover native concluded her junior season with a 3.650 grade-point average as an accountancy major in the Mendoza College of Business. On the field, she has seen action in a total of 17 contests for the Irish, netting four goals, two groundballs and two draw controls in that time.