Caldwell’s Lauren Roth Honored as 2012 CACC Woman of the Year
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (August 7, 2012) – Caldwell College volleyball player Lauren Roth (Findlay, Ohio) has been honored as the recipient of the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Woman of the Year Award, Commissioner Dan Mara announced.
Roth is now eligible for the NCAA Woman of the Year Award, which will be selected by the NCAA Committee on Women's Athletics and presented on October 14 in Indianapolis.
In all, 28 female student-athletes from NCAA Division II athletic programs are eligible for the national honor, which recognizes graduating female student-athletes who have distinguished themselves throughout their collegiate careers in the areas of academic achievement, athletic excellence, service and leadership.
Roth was a three-year captain for the C
aldwell volleyball team where she played setter and was a three-time All-CACC first team selection. Roth also helped guide the Cougars to back-to-back conference titles.
Roth closed out her Caldwell career last fall as the program's all-time leader in assists at 3,928. She paced the CACC in assists with a conference-best 10.25 per set average. Her ability in directing the Cougars' offense was evident throughout the season as Caldwell finished the year as the CACC team leader in hitting percentage, kills per set and assists per set.
During her four years as the starting setter, Caldwell posted an overall mark of 89-36, including a 64-10 record in CACC action. The cougars captured four consecutive CACC North Division titles during Roth's career (2008-11).
Off the court, Roth was a four-year member of Caldwell's Student Athletic Advisory Committee (SAAC) and was a volunteer for the Autism Center. In addition, she made a trip to Haiti in 2009 where she provided first aid and taught local children.
Other community involvement included participating in the 5K Run for Autism (2011-12), volunteering for the Breast Cancer Foundation (2010), aiding on the Community Park Clean Up Project (2012) and volunteered for the Food Bank of New Jersey.
A three-time member of the CACC All-Academic Team as a management major, Roth also was honored with the Academic Achievement Award from the Division II Athletic Directors Association in 2010 and 2011 and was recently recognized as the New Jersey Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Woman (NJAIAW) Woman of the Year Award.