(Carlisle, Pa.) – The Dickinson women's lacrosse team was one of 312 schools across Divisions I, II, III, and NAIA named as an IWLCA Zag Sports Academic Honor Squad for the 2018-19 academic year. To qualify for this prestigious honor, the program must have posted a 3.0 or higher team GPA for the academic year. In addition, the Red Devils had five players named to the Division III Academic Honor Roll. To be eligible for this honor, student-athletes must be a junior, senior, or graduate student and have earned a cumulative academic GPA of 3.50 or greater.
The IWLCA honored 650 student-athletes from 172 different institutions this season.
The Red Devils had three seniors and two juniors named to the honor roll. Anne Dunster (Cos Cob, Conn./Greenwich) and Eleanor Kaestner (Glyndon, Md./Franklin) make their second straight appearance, joining classmate Sam Marmo (Upper Saddle River, N.J./Immaculate Heart Academy) and junior defenders Sarah Benziger (Yardley, Pa./Pennsbury) and Mindy Corney (Ballston Lake, N.Y./Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake).
Dunster was a First-team All-Region selection on attack for the second straight year, making her third appearance on the All-Centennial Conference squad, earning First-team honors in 2018 and honorable mention as a sophomore. Dunster capped a brilliant career with an outstanding senior season, breaking the school record for points in a season and ranking fifth in the conference with 77 points.
Dunster cracked the program's top 10 with 44 goals and 33 assists to rank sixth and third, respectively, and moved into second all-time with 224 career points and 90 assists. She finished fifth in career goals, scoring 134 times in 68 games a Red Devil. Dunster set the conference playoff record, scoring eight goals in the opening round match-up with Haverford and holds the program record for assists by a first-year, handing out 21 in her rookie season in 2016.
Marmo was a four-year starter and one of three seniors to record over 100 career goals. She broke into the program's top-10, recording 165 points, ranking ninth with 118 goals and 10th with 47 assists in her career. She led the Red Devils to four straight Centennial Conference playoff appearances, advancing to the semifinals three times. She tallied 60 points to crack the top-10 in single season points in 2017 and recorded a career-high 10 points as a sophomore, scoring six goals and handing out four assists in a win over Lebanon Valley.
Marmo was named to the Centennial Conference Academic Honor Roll this spring and each year has played an integral role in the planning and promotion of the women's lacrosse program's Autism Awareness Day. She was also selected for the IWLCA Senior All-Star Game, played at the National Lacrosse Training Center in Sparks, Maryland.
Kaestner went over the century mark with 115 career goals, netting 35 this past season. She joined Dunster as a three-time selection to the CC Academic Honor Roll while Benziger and Corney are two-times selections.
Corney had an outstanding sophomore year, earning All-Conference recognition in 2018. Corney and Benziger have both been staples of consistency on the defensive end and have played key roles in the Devils' transition game as they converted over 80 percent of their clears in each of the past two seasons. The Red Devils were fourth in the CC in scoring defense, allowing just over 10 goals per game this season.
The Red Devils broke into the national rankings, moving up to #-22 in the weekly coaches' poll. They finished 11-6 overall and 6-3 in the Centennial, earning the #4-seed in the conference playoffs.