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Canisius' Erica Evans named MAAC Female Student-Athlete of the Year

Erica Evans of Peterborough, Ont., who led Canisius College to its sixth conference women’s lacrosse championship in the last seven years, was named Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Female Student-Athlete of the Year by the league’s 11 sports information directors.

Evans is the third Canisius female to win the award since its inception in 2001-02 and the first women’s lacrosse player in the conference to receive the league’s highest individual

Previous winners from Canisius were basketball player Jenel Stevens (2003-04) and softball standout Katie Miranto (2007-08).

"She is one of the premier women’s lacrosse players in the NCAA and as a member of Team Canada, one of the top players in the world," Canisius director of athletics Bill Maher said. "Erica is a great student in the classroom and a quality representative for our campus community, and an outstanding leader for our program – all of the qualifications we look for in our student-athletes."

This year, her junior season, she was named MAAC Midfielder of the Year for the third straight time and made All-MAAC first team, IWLCA All-West/Midwest first team and Inside Lacrosse Media All-America third team. She set MAAC single season records for goals (76) and points (108) in 2017. She is a physical and health education major at Canisius with a 3.56 grade point average.


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