June 20, 2016
Macera earns spot on All-ACC Academic Team
Senior defender named to the team for the third time in her career

GREENSBORO, N.C. - Virginia Tech senior Meghan Macera was named to the All-ACC Academic Women's Lacrosse Team for the third time in her career, as announced Monday by Commissioner John Swofford.

All eight of the league's women's lacrosse programs are represented on the All-ACC Academic Team, led by Syracuse with seven selections. Duke and North Carolina each placed six on the team, Notre Dame had five and Louisville had four, while Boston College and Virginia each had three, and Virginia Tech one.

The ACC Scholar-Athlete of the Year awards were established in September 2007 to be awarded annually to the top junior or senior student-athlete in their respective sports. Syracuse's Kayla Treanor was named the 2016 ACC Women's Lacrosse Scholar Athlete of the Year.

Minimum academic requirements for selection to the All-ACC Academic Team are a 3.0 grade point average for the previous semester and a 3.0 cumulative average during one's academic career. Athletic achievements during the most recent season are also considered in selecting the All-ACC Academic Team.

The ACC Honor Roll, which recognizes all conference student-athletes with a grade point average of 3.0 for the current academic year, will be released in July.

Macera was also recently named to the VaSID All-State Second Team and was also selected for the IWLCA North-South All-Star game. Macera started all 18 games for the Hokies this season and ranked second on the team with 28 goals while adding four assists. She finished second on the team with 32 total points. She also ranked 14th in the country and second in the ACC in caused turnovers per game at 2.18 and 48th in the nation and third in the ACC in ground balls per game at 2.41. Macera had a team-high 57 draw controls, 39 caused turnovers and 42 ground balls.

2016 ACC Women's Lacrosse All-Academic Team

Molly Erdle, Sr., Boston College (Info Systems & Business Analytics)
Sarah Mannelly, Sr., Boston College (Communication)
Caroline Margolis (2), Sr., Boston College (Applied Science & Economics)
Maddy Acton, Sr., Duke (Psychology)
Maddie Crutchfield, So., Duke (Public Policy)
Kyra Harney (2), So,. Duke (Sociology)
Claire Scarrone (2), Sr., Duke (History)
Maura Schwitter (2), Jr., Duke (Evolutionary Anthropology)
Kelsi Smesko, Sr., Duke (Sociology)
Cortnee Daley (2), Sr., Louisville (Marketing)
Kelli Gerding, Sr., Louisville (Sport Administration)
Emily Howell, So., Louisville (Biology)
Hannah Koloski (2), Jr., Louisville (Exercise Science)
Kelly Devlin (2), Sr., North Carolina (Media & Journalism)
Mallory Frysinger, Sr., North Carolina (Psychology)
Marie McCool, So., North Carolina (Management & Society)
Aly Messinger (2), Sr., North Carolina (Exercise and Sport Science)
Megan Ward, Sr., North Carolina (Management & Society)
Caylee Waters, Jr., North Carolina (Media & Journalism
Brie Custis, Sr., Notre Dame (Information Tech Management)
Alex Dalton (3), Jr., Notre Dame (Neuroscience & Behavior)
Cortney Fortunato (3), Jr., Notre Dame (Psychology)
Casey Pearsall, Jr., Notre Dame (Management Consulting)
Rachel Sexton, Sr., Notre Dame (Accountancy)
Kelly Cross, Sr., Syracuse (Public Relations)
Riley Donahue, So., Syracuse (Psychology)
Halle Majorana (2), Sr., Syracuse (Child & Family Studies)
Allie Murray, GS, Syracuse (Child & Family Studies)
Kayla Treanor, Sr., Syracuse (Select Studies - Education)
Mallory Vehar (2), Sr., Syracuse (Political Science)
Caroline Webster, Sr., Syracuse (Chemistry)
Sarah Gillespie Virginia (Global Studies)
Maggie Preas, Jr., Virginia (Anthropology, Spanish)
Rachel Vander Kolk (2), So., Virginia (Aerospace Engineering)
Meghan Macera (3), Sr., Virginia Tech (Art)

(#) - Career All-ACC Academic Honors

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