Photo of Shannon Flynn courtesy of DSPICS.com.
The Harvard women's lacrosse team was named a 2009 IWLCA Academic Squad, while Sarah Bancroft '09 and Shannon Flynn '09 were recognized by the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association for excellence in the classroom.
Bancroft, a human evolutionary biology concentrator, was one of three captains last spring. She played in all 16 games at midfield in her final season. She scored five goals and three assists in 2009 to give her 53 goals and nine assists for her career.
Flynn, a biology concentrator, also served as team captain in 2009. She started 12 of 16 games at defense last spring. She scored eight goals and one assist during the season for 11 career tallies. She recorded her first career hat trick against No. 3 Penn and added an assist against the Quakers.
The IWLCA recognized 407 student-athletes at 152 institutions for their excellence in the classroom during the 2008-09 academic year. All student-athletes were nominated by their institutions and had attained at least junior standing academically. Nominees considered had a GPA of at least 3.5 or were in the top 10 percent of their squad.