RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Meredith College women's lacrosse team garnered the program's fourth consecutive USA South Team Sportsmanship Award as announced Friday from the conference office. The league Student-Athlete Advisory Committee instituted the conference-wide sportsmanship awards in 2004-2005.
There will be a Sportsmanship Award for the 12 Conference-sponsored team sports. Men's and women's cross country, along with men's golf, are not included due to a lack of a conference schedule in those particular sports. For each sport, all team members vote for the team he/she deemed to have demonstrated the best overall sportsmanship throughout the season. The team garnering the most votes receives that sports' Sportsmanship Award. The institution which wins the most individual sport awards will be presented with the overall USA South Sportsmanship Trophy.
The award was developed as a result of the SAAC's commitment to maintaining a sportsmanlike environment on each of our campuses. The SAAC hopes that by awarding a Sportsmanship Award, the members of the USA South will understand the importance of this issue. It is vital that good sportsmanship be demonstrated in the arena of competition.
After capturing the program's sixth conference championship, the Avenging Angels advanced to the NCAA Division III Tournament. Round one action is set to begin Saturday, May 11, and MC Lax will face off with 20th-ranked Ithaca College at 1 p.m. in Lexington, Va. The winner will advance to Sunday's match versus the host Washington & Lee Generals. Follow the live action HERE.