RUTHERFORD, N.J. – The Felician University women's lacrosse team has been voted the winner of that sport's 2016 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Team Sportsmanship Award. The balloting was performed by the league's 10 head coaches in consultation with their teams and released on Monday.
The CACC Team Sportsmanship Award is presented annually in each conference championship sport to the program, in the collective opinion of that sport's coaches and student-athletes, which best exemplifies the spirit of competition, character and sportsmanship throughout the season.
Felician (0-11, 0-9), a first-year program, is coached by Angelica Gero of Freehold. A list of Golden Falcon team members is available at http://felicianathletics.com/sports/wlax/2015-16/roster.
"This award means so much to us," Gero said. "We had a group not only of beginner lacrosse players, but in some cases beginner athletes, and they came together and had enough heart to get through the season. They constantly showed the way to use grace and composure to perform in tough situations."
The complete list of 2016 CACC Women's Lacrosse All-Conference Teams and special award winners can be viewed at http://caccathletics.org/sports/wlax/2015-16/releases/52Mower.
Women's lacrosse is the second Felician sport to win the CACC Team Sportsmanship Award during the 2015-16 academic year. The Golden Falcon men's soccer squad captured the honor in November.
Felician University, the Franciscan University of New Jersey, is a liberal arts, coeducational Catholic university founded in 1942 and sponsored by the Felician Sisters. True to its mission, Felician College welcomes a diverse student population and embraces its educational needs. With campuses in Lodi and Rutherford, New Jersey, Felician University currently enrolls more than 2,100 students and offers more than 55 undergraduate and graduate programs, in the classroom and online, in the arts and sciences, business and management sciences, health sciences and teacher education. Felician Univeristy also sponsors 14 varsity intercollegiate sports that compete at the NCAA Division II level.