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Cate Smith '05
Smith finished her junior season as the Jeffs’ fifth leading scorer with 25 points on 13 goals and 12 assists.

Jeffs Earn IWLCA Academic Honors

July 1, 2004

AMHERST, MA - The Amherst College women’s lacrosse team was named one of 36 “Academic Squads” by the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) on Thursday, signifying a team grade-point average of 3.0 or greater on a 4.0 scale. Additionally, junior goalie Olivia D’Ambrosio (Farmington, CT), junior midfielder Cate Smith (Saint James, MD), junior All-America attacker Ashley Harmeling (N. Reading, MA) and senior All-America midfielder Liz Martin (Baltimore, MD) were each named to the IWLCA Division III Academic Honor Roll, awarded annually to juniors or seniors with grade-point averages of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale.

D’Ambrosio was a NESCAC Spring All-Academic selection, finishing third in the conference in save percentage (.556) and fourth in goals against average (8.55). Smith was the Jeffs’ fifth leading scorer with 25 points on 13 goals and 12 assists. Harmeling was the IWLCA Division III Attacker of the Year and a First-Team IWLCA/US Lacrosse All-America honoree, leading the NESCAC in goals (75), assists (52) and points (127) and shattering single-season school records in all three categories. Martin is a four-time All-America and two-time Division III Midfielder of the Year and graduates as the 13th leading scorer in NCAA Division III history with 338 career points. She’s also tied for fifth in NCAA history with 270 career goals.

The foursome helped lead Amherst to a 16-3 overall record and its fifth trip to the NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Final Four.