Nine Lacrosse Trojans Receive MPSF All-Academic Honors

    USC lacrosse junior captain Kaila Sommi had the team's highest GPA to earn her second MPSF All-Academic award.

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    May 23, 2014

    LOS ANGELES - The Mountain Pacific Sports Federation honored its all-academic women’s lacrosse student-athletes on Friday (May 23) including nine members of the Women of Troy. Junior captain Kaila Sommi (Belle Mead, N.J./Montgomery HS) had a 3.80 grade-point average in business administration earned her a second all-academic selection. Junior midfielder Kaitlyn Couture (Coronado, Calif./Coronado HS) also received a second nod on the all-academic team with her 3.13 GPA in communication.

    Sophomore goalie Liz Shaeffer (El Dorado Hills, Calif./Oak Ridge HS), sophomore attacker Paige Bonomi (Northport, N.Y./Northport HS), sophomore midfielder Kelsey Dreyer (Gillette, N.J./Watchung Hills Regional School), sophomore attacker Haleigh Dalmass (Moorestown, N.J./Moorestown HS), sophomore attacker Caroline de Lyra (Brightwaters, N.Y./Bay Shore Senior HS), senior defender Elizabeth Eddy (Newport Beach, Calif./Newport Harbor HS), and sophomore defender Courtney Tarleton (Ridgewood, N.J./Ridgewood, HS) each received their first MPSF all-academic awards.

    Shaeffer holds a 3.57 GPA in sociology; Bonomi has a 3.20 in English; Dreyer holds a 3.17 GPA in policy, planning, and development; Dalmass has a 3.11 GPA and has not yet declared a major; de Lyra is a communication major with a 3.05 GPA; Eddy has a 3.01 GPA in business administration; and Tarleton holds a 3.00 in visual and performing arts.

    Student-athletes are nominated for the award based on a 3.00, or better, cumulative grade-point average, and participation in 50-percent, or more, of an institution’s competitions in her sport. All nominees must be at least sophomores in academic standing, and must have completed at least one full academic year prior to the season for which the award is received.

    The Trojans (9-9 overall) finished with a 6-3 record in conference games and made their second appearance in the MPSF tournament. In just its second season, USC set a new program record with a four-game winning streak, and earned its first-ever win over a ranked opponent when the Trojans upset No. 13 Stanford, 11-10, on April 20, at the LA Memorial Coliseum. For more information about USC women’s lacrosse, please visit