EUGENE, Ore. – Oregon senior goalkeeper Caroline Federighi became only the second player in the lacrosse program’s history to earn District VIII Capital One Academic All-District Honors Team honors as announced by the College Sports Information Directors Association on Thursday, May 15.
Current assistant coach Jen (Derby) May was the only other honoree in 2008 when the award was known as the ESPN Academic All-District Team.
The human physiology major earned her first-ever academic all-district honor after registering a whopping 4.10 cumulative grade-point average heading into her final quarter at Oregon.
The senior keeper led the team this season with 33 groundballs to go along with 12 caused turnovers. She has also stopped 110 shots and allowed 141 goals in 1018:16 minutes of action, guiding Oregon to the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Tournament.
Like her fellow senior classmates, Federighi has etched her name into Oregon lacrosse lore. She finished her career at UO second all-time in saves (405) and wins (30) and narrowly missed out on cracking the top-10 list in career-groundballs (88).
Her 8.31 goals against average this season also broke the single-season GAA record (9.15) that she set back in 2012.
Federighi helped lead the Ducks to their second MPSF Tournament in three years and helped UO finish the season with an overall record of 11-8 and a 6-3 mark in conference play.
Academic all-district honorees now advance to the Capital One Academic All-America team ballot, which will be selected later this month.
To be eligible for Academic All-America consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director.
Since the program’s inception in 1952, CoSIDA has bestowed Academic All-America honors on more than 20,000 student-athletes in Divisions I, II, III and NAIA, covering all NCAA championship sports.