Eight Jacksonville players named to the 12 person Academic All- Conference squad
MACON, Ga. – Jacksonville University women’s lacrosse has laid claim to not only being the best, but also the brightest. Highlighted by Atlantic Sun women’s lacrosse Scholar-Athlete of the Year, Ali Hoffman (Gambrillis, Md.) the Dolphins had eight players named to the A-Sun Academic All-Conference team which was released on Tuesday (April 23).
The JU representatives make up 75 percent of the 12-person squad which was recognized for their accomplishments on the field along with compiling a 3.30 cumulative grade point average (GPA) or better. The Dolphins finished the first ever A-Sun regular season with an undefeated 4-0 record while outscoring the opposition 83-12.
Joining Hoffman on the team from JU were Ellyn Spangenberg (Chuoulota, Fla.), Holly Ventimiglia (Medford, N.Y.), Karli Tobin (Moorestown, N.J.), Nikki Erdely (Cumming, Ga.), Rachel Hannon (Annapolis, Md.), Jess Hotchkiss (Manlius, N.Y.) and Morgan Derner (Lake Mary, Fla.).
Jacksonville will play host to the A-Sun Tournament this weekend at Southern Oak Stadium starting on Friday at 1:00 pm.
LACROSSE SCHOLAR-ATHLETE of the YEAR
Ali Hoffman, Jacksonville University
Junior | GPA: 3.99 | Major: Marketing | Hometown: Gambrillis, Md.
• Helped the Dolphins secure the first ever A-Sun Regular Season Title
• As a junior, started in all of JU’s games this season
• Registered 19 goals and 17 assists this season
• Tallied 36 points while adding 29 ground balls
WOMEN’S LACROSSE ACADEMIC ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM
Brittany Busch, Detroit (Senior | GPA: 3.88 | Business Administration)
Ellyn Spangenberg, Jacksonville (Senior | GPA: 3.95 | Exercise Science)
Holly Ventimiglia, Jacksonville (Sophomore | GPA: 3.66 | Physical Education)
Karli Tobin, Jacksonville (Senior | GPA: 3.86 | Education)
Nikki Erdely, Jacksonville (Junior | GPA: 3.91 | Education)
Rachel Hannon, Jacksonville (Senior | GPA: 3.82 | Nursing)
Marla Ouzts, Kennesaw State (Jumior | GPA: 3.40 | Psychology)
Lexie McCormick, Detroit (Sophomore | GPA: 3.40 | Nursing)
Tessa Keuler, Detroit (Sophomore | GPA: 3.94 | Business)
Jessica Hotchkiss, Jacksonville (Senior | GPA: 3.80 | Business Administration)
Morgan Derner, Jacksonville (Junior | GPA: 3.54 | Biology)
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