NEW HAVEN, Conn. (June 12, 2012) – Holy Family women's lacrosse junior standout Stephanie McNesby (Philadelphia, Pa.) has been named as the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Student-Athlete of the Month for May, which was announced today by Commissioner Dan Mara.
McNesby, a native of Philadelphia, Pa., has excelled athletically and in the classroom during her three years at Holy Family and has also become a leader among her peers in the community.
The junior led the Holy Family women's lacrosse team to its first-ever CACC regular-season and tournament titles in 2012 and was named the CACC Women's Lacrosse Player of the Year after ranking fourth among league leaders in goals (50) and fifth in points (67).
McNesby also was selected to the 2012 CACC All-Tournament Team and was named as the conference's player of the week for the period ending April 29. She finished the season third among NCAA Division II national leaders in draws (7.17 per game) and led all players nationally with 129 total draw controls.
The midfielder currently ranks third among Holy Family's all-time leaders in points (151) and goals (110). She is already the program's all-time leader in assists (41) and draw controls (191). She is a two-time All-CACC choice (2012, 2010) and was named the CACC Rookie of the Year in 2010.
McNesby has been active on campus during her collegiate career as she is a member of numerous organizations including the Law Society and the Humanities Society. In addition, she is a member of Holy Family's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC).
In the classroom, McNesby boasts a 3.22 grade point average while majoring in History.
The CACC Student-Athlete of the Month is awarded from September through May to select student-athletes who excel in athletics, the classroom and the community.