June 19, 2003
Notre Dame, Ind. – Two Notre Dame women’s lacrosse players have been named to the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) academic honor roll for the 2003 season. Angela Dixon (Sr., Pennsauken, N.J.) and Lauren Fischer (Jr., Pittsburgh, Pa.) are among the 96 Division I women’s lacrosse players with 3.5 grade-point averages or better to be honored by the coaches’ association.
As a team, the Irish were also among 22 Division I women’s lacrosse programs to take IWLCA all-academic squad honors as team’s with a 3.0 grade-point average or better for the year. The Notre Dame women’s lacrosse team had a 3.092 grade-point average for the 2002-03 school year.
Dixon was selected to the honor roll after turning in a 3.61 grade point with a double major in Science-Business and Science Pre-professional at Notre Dame. During her four years at Notre Dame, Dixon was a Dean’s List Selection during all eight of her semesters. A member of the Notre Dame Academic Honors program, she was the team’s co-winner of the Rockne Student-Athlete Award as a senior.
On the field, the senior attack standout turned in career highs in assists (14) and points (29) while recording 15 goals on the season in 13 games. In five BIG EAST conference games, Dixon recorded six goals and eight assists for 14 points to tie for seventh in the league-scoring race. She was selected BIG EAST offensive player of the week for May 5th after recording a career-best seven-point game (four goals and three assists) in a 22-11 win over Vanderbilt. For her career, Dixon finished with 38 goals and 24 assists for 62 points in 48 career games.
Fischer was selected to the honor roll with a 3.69 grade-point average with a major in art history at Notre Dame. She has been a Dean’s List selection in five of her six semesters at Notre Dame. On the field, Fischer turned in career highs in goals (18), assists (5) and points (23) to finish seventh on the team in scoring. On the season, the junior had six games with two goals and now has 10 two-goal games for her career. In 35 career games, Fischer now has 36 goals and seven assists for 43 career points.
On the season, Notre Dame finished the year with an 8-7 overall record and were 4-2 in the BIG EAST, good for third place. The Irish finished the season on a four-game winning streak and ended the year ranked 16th in the nation.