GRANVILLE, Ohio – Denison women's lacrosse has named three players to the 2018 Zag Sports Division III Academic Honor Roll presented by the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association. Juniors Colleen Muldoon, Jane Goodspeed, and Maddy Heher were all recognized on the honor roll after achieving cumulative grade-point averages of 3.50 or greater during their collegiate careers.
An accolade that is granted to student-athletes that classify as juniors, seniors or graduate students, Goodspeed earned a spot on the honor roll after a year to remember in 2018. Tallying 70 ground balls, 38 caused turnovers, and 95 draw controls this past season, the East Grand Rapids, Mich. native also earned All-NCAC and IWLCA All-Great Lakes Region first-team selections for the third-straight season, while also landing on the Google Cloud Academic All-District® first-team. A global commerce major, Goodspeed is currently the program's all-time leader in caused turnovers with 99 for her career.
Muldoon made her debut on the honor roll following a season where she gathered 25 ground balls and caused a career-high 16 turnovers. Also tallying seven goals and eight assists as a junior, Muldoon has been named to the NCAC Academic Honor in each of the last two seasons. The Ardsley, N.Y. native is currently studying psychology and education at Denison.
Assisting in DU's record-breaking offense (336 goals) in 2018, Heher ranked fourth on the team with 28 goals and third in assists with 18. A two-time NCAC Academic Honor Roll recipient, Heher totaled eight multi-goal performances as a junior, including a four-goal effort in a win over Dickinson on March 17. A native of Morristown, N.J., Heher is currently majoring in political science while at Denison.
Ending the year at 17-3 overall, the Big Red won the North Coast Athletic Conference for the fifth-straight season and advanced to the round of 16 in the NCAA Tournament for the fourth time in program history. Denison's 17 wins broke the previous record of 16 set in 1992 when DU posted a perfect 16-0 record.