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.