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Herons Honored for Lacrosse Wins

WS Lax3The William Smith lacrosse team was voted 17th in the nation by the International Women’s Lacrosse Coaching Association for its performance during the 2018 season, which ended at 15-5 overall and advancement to the second round of the NCAA tournament.

The association also honored midfielder Melissa Moore ’18 and defender Mekayla Montgomery ’21 with spots on their All-America teams.

Moore, a sociology and public policy double-major, led the Herons with 50 goals and 75 points this season. She was previously honored twice by all-region selection and three times by the Liberty League. In addition to her achievements on the lacrosse field, Moore studied abroad in Prague during her junior year.

Montgomery, a psychology major who transferred to the Colleges last fall, led the team with 67 draw controls and now ranks second in the team’s history for draw controls in a single season, just coming five below the all-time record.

The International Women’s Lacrosse recognition coincides with honors for Sarah Benyo ’18, an attack for the Herons recently named to the 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-America At-Large first team.WS Lax1

A biology major who will attend Penn State College of Medicine this fall, Benyo is the 46th HWS student honored in the award’s history. She was previously named a CoSIDA Academic All-District and made the Liberty League All-Academic team for three consecutive years. Benyo, a member of Phi Beta Kappa, scored 30 goals and had eight assists for 38 points during her last season.

To be eligible for Academic All-America consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.30 and have reached sophomore athletic and academic standing at her current institution.

Hobart and William Smith student-athletes have earned more than 45 Academic All-America awards since the program started in 1952.