Paige Sutton Win NCAA D2 Championship with Lindenwood Women's Lacrosse
The No. 2 Lindenwood women’s lacrosse team (17-1, 7-0 GLVC) picked up a 14-12 win over Queens (14-2, 8-0 SAC) in the National Championship game on Sunday afternoon from Salem, Va. This is the Lions’ first National Championship in program history!
Paige Sutton of the Lindenwood women’s lacrosse team has been tabbed as the recipient of the Elite 90 Award. The award recognizes a student-athlete who has reached the pinnacle of competition at the national championship level in his or her sport, while also achieving the highest academic standard among his or her peers.
Sutton, a Victoria, British Columbia native has played in 16 games making 14 starts this season. The junior attack has compiled 32 goals, while adding four assists in those games. The 32 scores ranks third on the team, as she also registered 11 ground balls and four caused turnovers so far this year.
Sutton recorded four games in which she registered three or more goals, including a career-high six in the season-opener against Northern Michigan on February 20th.
For her efforts this season, Sutton was also named as a member of the all-GLVC second team, one of 11 Lions to garner such honors this season.
Sutton becomes the fifth Lion to receive the award, joining Melissa Menchella, Ryan Dyck, Brad Currier, and Morgan Judd, who won the award twice. Menchella and Judd were both members of the women’s lacrosse team.
A member of Women’s Lacrosse for Pacific Rim in its early development stages, Paige used Women’s lacrosse on the Island, Mainland and her efforts with many elite programs growing up to develop her skills while maintaining high grades to secure her spot within the NCAA’s elite.
Congratulations Paige! Pacific Rim is so very proud of you!