Pair of Davidson Lacrosse Players Earn Academic Honors
DAVIDSON, N.C. — The Davidson women’s lacrosse team along with two individual players earned a spot on the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Zag Sports Academic Honor Squad for the 2018-19 academic year.
For the ninth consecutive year, dating back to 2011, the Wildcats earned the team academic honor, while senior Sarah Kopp and junior Claudia Becker were named to the IWLCA Academic Honor Roll. This marks the eighth year in row at least two Wildcat players were named to the honor roll. Kopp was honored last year and is the seventh player to twice have been named to the honor roll during their careers.
In order to qualify for the team honor, the women’s lacrosse team had to have posted a 3.0 or higher team grade point average for the year. The two ‘Cats were part of 507 student-athletes from 100 different institutions to be named to the 2019 IWLCA Academic Honor Roll. In order to be eligible for this honor, student-athletes must be a junior, senior, or graduate student and earned a cumulative academic GPA of 3.50 or greater.
Kopp, who graduated this past May with a degree in psychology and was a three-time Atlantic 10 All-Academic Team honoree, had a stellar all-round four-year career for the Wildcats. An all-first team member in 2018 and all-rookie team honoree in 2016, the Victor, N.Y., native finished with 25 goals and 26 points on offense while starting all 16 of her games played in during the 2019 season. In addition, Kopp had 29 groundballs and 19 caused turnovers, while hauling in 61 draw controls.
For her career, Kopp finished with 75 goals, nine assists and 84 points in 70 games with 65 starts. She put her name in the record books in draw controls with 173, good for third-most, right behind fellow classmate Sophia Sgroi, who finished this year with a single-season record 110 draw controls and had 192 for her career. Kopp also finished in the top-10 all-time in caused turnovers with 54.
A native of West Chester, Pa., Becker is a four-time A-10 Commissioner’s Honor Roll honoree. She started all 12 games played in last year, and had 12 groundballs and nine caused turnovers. Three times Becker recorded multiple groundballs in a game, while tying her career high with three caused turnovers at La Salle.
In 49 career games so far, all starts, Becker has amassed 48 groundballs and caused 33 total turnovers.
About Zag Sports
Zag Sports has been serving the world’s best lacrosse teams for nearly 16 years as they journey abroad for team changing touring experiences in over 25 countries. With a unique blend of lacrosse, international community service, and interactive cultural learning and adventure, Zag Sports looks forward to sharing more of its experiences with NCAA teams from around the country.