June 5, 2008
DELAWARE, OH- Junior defender Colleen Allen (Gloucester, MA/Gloucester HS) of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's women's lacrosse team has been named to the second team ESPN the Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-District Team.
Allen was named to the at-large team in a vote of sports information directors in District One who are members of the College Sports Information Directors of America. Student-athletes honored must have a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.2 and be sophomores, juniors or seniors at their respective universities.
Allen played all 15 games on defense for the Corsairs during the 2008 season, scoring once goal while adding 30 ground balls and 13 caused turnovers. A member of the inaugural Little East Conference All-Academic Team, she has been named to both the Chancellor's List (3.8 GPA or better) and the Dean's List (3.2 GPA or higher) while at UMass Dartmouth. The Corsairs went 9-6 this season, hosted a conference first round playoff game for the second year in a row, and advanced to the conference semi-finals.
"Colleen is a very distinguished student-athlete," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Jerry Jennings. "She's been a starter in each of the last two seasons, and she's managed to handle the difficult responsibilities, both in her sport, and in a very demanding major. She was recently elected as one of our captains for next year. Colleen is an outstanding young woman, and a great leader."