Moon Township, Pa. – Mary Kate Egan (Lynch, Md./ Kent) of the Robert Morris University women’s field hockey and lacrosse team was named to the ESPN the Magazine 2009 District II University Division First Team Thursday by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). By making the team, Egan will
be placed on the national ballot for Academic All-America consideration.
Egan was a four-year starter in both field hockey and women’s lacrosse and finished her collegiate career with a 3.95 cumulative GPA as a nursing major. Recently, Egan was honored as the team MVP on both the RMU field hockey team and lacrosse team and was named to the All-NEC first team for lacrosse.
Egan was a captain on the women’s lacrosse team this year and helped the Colonials’ defensive unit allow on average just 8.5 goals in its final four NEC wins of the 2009 season. This impressive defensive performance helped RMU end the year with their best NEC record to date at 5-3. She tied for fifth on the team with 17 caused turnovers and over her four years at RMU she has collected 70 caused turnovers which is an RMU record. In addition, she is ranked sixth in the RMU career record books with 83 ground balls.
In order to be eligible for All-District Academic All-America Team consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve and maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00. The student-athlete must have reached sophomore eligibility and academic standing at the institution and must have completed at least one full academic year. CoSIDA’s District II covers Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.