Bridges Wins Women’s Lacrosse Honors

Posted: June 10, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: June 8, 2009 at 3:10 pm

Maggie Bridges. Mason Athletics photo

Maggie Bridges. Mason Athletics photo

Maggie Bridges, a defender on the Mason women’s lacrosse team, was one of 10 student-athletes to receive the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Scholar-Athlete Award for the spring sports season. She was also named to the South’s roster for the IWLCA/Under Armour North-South Senior All-Star Game.

Both honors were announced on June 5.

A stellar student, Bridges also won the Scholar-Athlete Award last season.

Bridges, a Fairfax, Va., native and graduate of Paul VI High School, earned the award on the strength of a 3.92 cumulative GPA. She graduated from Mason this spring with a bachelor’s degree in biology.

The winners were selected by a vote of the sports information directors at each CAA institution.

A dean’s list student, Bridges is a four-time CAA Commissioner’s Academic Award recipient and a member of the IWLCA Academic Honor Roll.

The IWLCA/Under Armour North-South Senior All-Star Game will take place on Saturday, June 13, at the United Sports Training Center in Downington, Pa., as part of the Champions’ Cup Tournament.

The Division I game, which will start at 2 p.m., features 43 women. Boston University’s Liz Robertshaw, a 1998 Mason graduate, will coach the North team. Maryland’s Cathy Reese will mentor the South squad.

Bridges earned her third consecutive First-Team All-CAA selection following the 2009 season. Bridges, the CAA Defensive Player of the Year in 2008, wrapped up her senior season third in the nation and first in the CAA in ground balls per game with an average of 3.81 per contest. She led the Patriots in caused turnovers with a total of 24.

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