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GC Girls Lacrosse is Brimming with Pride

From this season’s varsity lacrosse team three players received the 2009 US Lacrosse High School Girls’ Academic All-America Selection:

Metro NYC/Long Island Brittany Baker 2010 Glen Cove

Metro NYC/Long Island Jessica Totino 2009 Glen Cove

Metro NYC/Long Island Kelsea Anne Valance 2009 Glen Cove

“The girls are to be congratulated on an awesome achievement,” said their coach. “They make us all so very proud.” Below you can read the criteria they needed to receive this prestigious award:

A US Lacrosse Academic All-American is a player who exhibits exemplary lacrosse skills and excellent sportsmanship on the field while also representing high standards of academic achievement in the classroom. Additionally, a US Lacrosse Academic All-American has left her mark by making significant contributions of service to the school or community.

• Player is a starter or significant contributor (plays over half a game).

• Player carries a minimum of 50 percent of her course load in college preparatory courses of honor or advanced placement level.

• Player has a cumulative (freshman year through May 15, 2009) grade point average of a weighted 3.6 GPA out of a 4.0 academic scale in college preparatory courses of honors or advanced placement level courses.

• Player is a junior or senior in high school.

• Player has made significant contributions to the school and/or community beyond participation on school athletic teams.

The process is coordinated by the high school committee of the US Lacrosse Women’s Division Coaches Council. Players are nominated and presented to US Lacrosse by each of the 62 US Lacrosse chapters.