Michael Named The 2019 Conference Carolinas Spring Scholar Athlete Of The Year - Women's Lacrosse

Michael Named The 2019 Conference Carolinas Spring Scholar Athlete Of The Year - Women's Lacrosse

High Point, N.C. –  Sadie Michael of the University of Mount Olive was named the Women's Lacrosse Conference Carolinas Spring Scholar-Athlete of the Year as announced by the conference office on Thursday morning. The Scholar Athlete of the Year awards are voted on by the Student-Athlete Affairs Committee and is presented annually to one student-athlete in each sport for recognition of their outstanding performance both on the field and in the classroom.

Michael was named the 2019 Spring Scholar Athlete for Women's Lacrosse after helping her team to the Conference Championship match wrapping up her senior campaign. She recently earned Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) All-Region second-team honors following the conclusion of the 2019 season.

Michael started every game for the Trojans during the 2019 season as a senior defensive captain. She led the Trojans, and is second in the conference, in both caused turnovers (51) and ground balls (70). She helped the Trojan defense keep opponents to 161 goals while the UMO offense has scored 302. Michael's performance on defense has also helped the Trojans collect 474 ground balls and 227 caused turnovers, with both numbers ranking at the top of the conference stats boards.

Michael was named the 2019 Conference Carolinas Defensive Player of the Year for the second consecutive year and earned first-team all-conference honors to lead the Trojans postseason accolades.

Candidates are submitted by member institutions for each of the conference's twenty-three sponsored sports. To be considered for the honor, the student-athlete must have been named Academic All-Conference, which entails having attended their member institution for at least one year and having reached junior or senior standing with a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher on a 4-point scale. Scholar Athletes of the Year must also be represented on their sport's First, Second, or Third All-Conference Team, the rosters of which are chosen by coaches at the end of each playing season.  This spring's class of honorees holds an impressive average GPA of 3.80.