Following a career season on the lacrosse field in 2012 at The Catholic University of America, Mallory Vogel, a Bel Air resident and graduate of C. Milton Wright, was honored for the impressive work she's done off the field by being named the 2012 IWLCA Division III Scholar Athlete of the Year. Only one honoree is chosen in each division for the award, which recognizes excellence in the classroom and on the field.

Vogel graduated from CUA in May with a degree in biomedical engineering and is working toward a master's degree, which she will earn later this year.

As a junior, Vogel was the only member of her class to be accepted to the joint bachelor's/master's program, which entailed her taking graduate courses her final three semesters.

Vogel wrote "Brain Computer Interaction Technology to Enhance Responses to Auditory Communications," which appeared in Volume II: Compendium of Abstracts.


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Additionally, she served as a leader for her junior biomedical design class project, which assisted a group in developing an automatic pill dispenser and designing this dispenser to meet specification of sorting, holding and dispensing up to six display cell sizing polarizer to use with fiber optics.

Vogel's senior research group designed, developed and tested the LC cell sizer for precancerous cell detection using techniques of polarizers, liquid crystal displays and scattering light spectroscopy.

Vogel is a member of the Biomedical Engineering Society, for which she served as secretary for in 2010, in addition to Society of Women Engineers and an Engineering Mentor.

During the school year and over the summer, Vogel interned and worked in labs including the Army Research Laboratory, Aberdeen Proving Ground and BONE/CRAB Lab. A recipient of the prestigious Biomedical Engineering Society Award in 2012, Vogel is a member of the Tau Beta Pi Honor Society and Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society. She was named a Nagel Scholar for the 2011-12 academic year and has been a member of the dean's list every semester at CUA.

On the field, Vogel earned First Team All-Landmark Conference and Second Team All-Region accolades in 2012. Vogel scored 42 goals and dished out 27 assists this past season, to go along with 21 ground balls, 12 draw controls and 12 caused turnovers. She ranked second on the Cardinals in goals and points (69).

Vogel scored a career-high six goals in CUA's 18-5 win over Scranton on April 28 and she scored multiple goals 13 times overall. Vogel was 10 of 13 on free position shots and scored at least one point in every game, but one. She wrapped up her career with 64 goals and 95 points.