Sage lacrosse team named recipient of 2012 Skyline Conference Sportsmanship Award
New York, NY--- The Sage Colleges' women's lacrosse team was named the recipient of the 2012 Skyline Conference Sportsmanship Award, marking the second straight year the Gators have been recognized with the honor. The players and coaching staff received acclaim from the league's coaches for the manner in which they conducted themselves over the course of the season.
Sage, which is its fourth season as a varsity program, produced a 1-13 record on the season and helped to pen a number of school records over the course of the 2012 campaign, all under the direction of rookie head coach, Pete Stapleton.
Among the many highlights for Sage was the team-leading performance of junior midfielder and team quad-captain Alexa Veeder (Earlton, NY/Academy of the Holy Names). She poured in a Sage single-game record 12 goals and finished with 14 points in the Gators' 19-13 win over Elms. Her 14 point performance is tied for the third highest performance in Division III in 2012. Veeder led all Sage performers with her single-season record of 42 points on 37 goals with five assists in 12 games played. She added a team-best 29 ground ball pickups and 32 draw controls. She ranks nationally in the Top NCAA Division III statistical leaders this season, including her 3.08 goals per game average as she is 148th of the 300 nationally ranked players.
The Gators graduate two performers from the 2012 squad, including veteran performer and starter, Ginelle Butler (Malta, NY/Ballston Spa) who graduates as the Gator all-time scoring leader with 40 goals and 47 career points.
The honor for Sage's women's lacrosse team as the recipient of the Sportsmanship Award marks the third honor of this stature awarded to Sage this academic year as Sage's women's tennis team and men's golf team also earned this distinction in the Fall of 2011.