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Loyola Maryland’s Yanchoris named Patriot League Female Scholar Athlete of the Year

Kristen Yanchoris, a member of the Loyola Maryland Class of 2019, was recognized Tuesday as the Patriot League Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

Yanchoris, a four-year standout performer for the women’s lacrosse team, becomes the first Loyola woman to receive the conference’s top academic honor. The award is presented annually to one female and one male Patriot League student-athlete. Candidates are those named the Scholar-Athlete of the Year in their respective sports, with winners determined through a vote by the athletic communications staff at each Patriot League member institution.

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“This is an extremely impressive and distinguished honor for Kristen,” head coach Jen Adams said. “I cannot think of anyone more deserving. Kristen is one of the most outstanding student-athletes that I have ever had the pleasure of coaching. She exemplifies what it means to be a student-athlete at the highest level. I am incredibly proud of all that she continues to accomplish as an amazing ambassador for our lacrosse program, Loyola and the Patriot League.”

A two-time Patriot League Women’s Lacrosse Scholar-Athlete of the Year, Yanchoris (Century) graduated from Loyola with a 3.97 grade-point average which ranked second among all student-athletes in this year’s class. She majored in business administration, with a concentration in marketing and a minor in information systems.

On the field, Yanchoris became the first women’s lacrosse player in Patriot League history to earn four-straight all-conference honors, achieving first team status as a defender in each of her final three seasons. She was additionally a second team IWLCA All-Mid Atlantic Region honoree in 2019. As a junior, Yanchoris was named the Patriot League Defensive Player of the Year and an ILWomen All-America selection.

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-- From Sun staff and news services

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