Biles and Polk-Williams Earn IWLCA Academic Honor Roll Accolades
7/7/2003 Washington, DC - The Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) has recognized Georgetown University women’s lacrosse players Melissa Biles (Alexandria, Va./St. Stephens & St. Agnes) and Hilary Polk-Williams (Baltimore, Md./St. Paul’s School for Girls) for academic excellence. The two seniors earned spots on the Division I At-Large Academic Honor Roll for the 2003 season.
Biles was Georgetown’s top mark-up defender for the 2002 and 2003 seasons. A four-year starter and a tri-captain for the 2002 and 2003 teams, Biles grabbed 36 ground balls, posted 23 caused turnovers and won three draw controls. She was voted 2003 BIG EAST Preseason Defender of the Year and was a unanimous choice for the All-BIG EAST Preseason First Team. Biles was selected to the IWLCA National All-America Third Team as well as the IWLCA South Regional All-America Second Team. Biles garnered National All-America First Team accolades in 2002.
Polk-Williams came off the bench to provide an offensive spark for the Hoyas this year. She saw action in all 17 games in 2003 and started in six. Polk-Williams scored four goals and three assists for seven points. She also scooped up 20 ground balls.Georgetown, under the direction of Head Coach Kim Simons, made its sixth-consecutive trip to the NCAA Tournament this past season. The Hoyas compiled an overall record of 13-4 and a perfect 6-0 mark in BIG EAST play, which earned the program its third-straight conference title.