Becker, MacMullen, Paulus receive IWLCA academic honors

Anika Becker was one of three Bates players to receive IWLCA Academic Honor Roll recognition on July 23, 2019. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)

LEWISTON, Maine –- The Bates women's lacrosse team once again repeated as an IWLCA Academic Honor Squad, while three team members received IWLCA Academic Honor Roll honors, the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Association announced Tuesday.

As a team, Bates was one of 312 programs across Divisions I, II, and III and the NAIA to achieve Academic Honor Squad status for maintaining a team grade-point average of 3.0 or higher in the 2018-19 academic year.

To earn Academic Honor Roll laurels, a student-athlete must have reached junior year academic status and have earned a cumulative grade-point average of 3.50 or higher. Receiving the honor from Bates were senior (now graduated) defender Anika Becker (Summit, N.J.) and juniors Avery MacMullen (New Haven, Conn.) and Isabelle Paulus (Bath, Maine). Becker graduated from Bates in May with a degree in environmental studies. MacMullen is a mathematics major, and Paulus majors in psychology.

Becker played in all 16 games this season, and started in 15 of them. She collected 12 ground balls, three draw controls and two caused turnovers. MacMullen started all 16 games on attack, tallying five goals, seven assists and nine ground balls. Paulus started all 16 games on defense for the Bobcats and totaled 14 ground balls and 11 caused turnovers.