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Casey Burke Elected to Serve on Lebanon Valley College's Student Government

ANNVILLE, PA (10/09/2018)-- Casey Burke of Bridgeton, N.J., was elected by the Lebanon Valley College student body to serve on Student Government during the 2018-19 academic year as president of the executive board and secretary for the class of 2019. Burke, a graduate of Cumberland Regional High School, is pursuing a bachelor of science in exercise science and communication sciences and disorders at The Valley.

Student Government is comprised of 36 full-time students. Twenty-seven upper-class students are elected from the student body each spring for a one-year term beginning in September. This includes four class officers, three class representatives, an equity representative and a commuter representative from each class. Student Government officers are elected each spring from among the 27 upper-class students and in September for first-year students.

One of Student Government's major responsibilities is to foster understanding, communication, and cooperation among students, faculty, and administrators. It serves as the channel for all student recommendations for establishing or changing policy and communicates these recommendations to the appropriate administrative offices or faculty committees.

Student Government also approves the constitutions of all campus organizations, regulates the elections of student government members and class officers, and appoints student government members and other students to campus committees. They also plan activities and major campus-wide events including Homecoming and Winter Formal.

Lebanon Valley College is a private, coeducational college in Annville, Pa. The College offers more than 40 undergraduate majors plus self-designed majors and a range of minors, concentrations, and pre-professional options, as well as graduate degree programs in athletic training, business administration, music education, physical therapy, science in STEM education, speech-language pathology, and fully online MBA.

The College has 1,624 full-time undergraduate students and 118 full-time faculty. Students can choose from more than 95 clubs and organizations, and 19 study abroad programs. LVC awards generous academic scholarships to those whose high school records demonstrate a commitment to challenge and achievement. Learn more at www.lvc.edu.

Annville is 15 minutes east of Hershey and 35 minutes east of Harrisburg; Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and Baltimore are within two hours.

Lasell Field Hockey upends Anna Maria for fifth straight victory

NEWTON, MA (10/09/2018)-- Senior Cailin Flannery (Medford, N.J.) scored two goals Saturday morning to lead Lasell College past Anna Maria College, 4-1, in Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) field hockey action at Amcat Field. The Lasers won their fifth game in a row to improve to 9-4 overall, and moved to a tie with Saint Joseph's College (Maine) for first place in the GNAC at 4-0.

Senior Riley Musial (Clinton, Conn.) put the Lasers on the scoreboard six minutes into the game, with an assist from junior Sam Taylor (Hanover, Mass.). Flannery doubled the lead at the 15-minute mark with her first of the game, and sophomore Megan Horrigan (Wakefield, Mass.) followed three minutes later to make it 3-0, with an assist from sophomore Liz Polimou (Harvard, Mass.)

Lasell out-shot the home team in the first half, 10-0. Lasell put the game away in the 10 minutes later when Flannery put home her second of the game and GNAC-leading 15th of the season, assisted by junior Mindy Esposito (Sunderland, Mass.) Lasell finished with a 14-5 advantage in shots and a 17-4 margin in penalty corners.

Freshman goalie Sofia Rodriguez (Peabody, Mass.) earned the victory for the Lasers, making one save in 57 minutes. Sophomore Sydney Pignone (Ipswich, Mass.) made her first appearance of the season and made two stops in the final 13 minutes. Freshman Nikki Streete (San Jose, Calif) made seven saves in 53 minutes for the Amcats before being replaced by classmate Cassie Micklesavage (Pottstown, Pa.)


Cailin Flannery of Medford (08055) receives GNAC Honors

NEWTON, MA (10/09/2018)-- Two Lasell College field hockey standouts, including Cailin Flannery of Medford, have been recognized by the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) for their performances in the Lasers 2-0 week.

Senior Cailin Flannery (Medford, N.J.) and freshman Sofia Rodriguez (Peabody, Mass.) were named GNAC Player and Rookie of the Week respectively.

A senior forward, Flannery recorded a pair of two-goal games for four goals and eight points, including both game-winners, in a 2-0 week for Lasell. She scored twice in a 4-3 non-conference road win at Roger Williams on Thursday, including a second-half goal that tied the game at 2-2 and the overtime game-winner, and she scored the second and fourth goals in Saturday's 4-1 GNAC road victory at Anna Maria. Lasell's career scoring leader with 60 goals, 40 assist and 160 points, Flannery sits high in NCAA Division III statistics categories this year. She is 22nd in the nation with 1.15 goals per game and is 27th with 2.62 points per game. Flannery has tallied a conference leading 34 points, including a GNAC-high 15 goals. The Lasers' powerhouse offense has the team ranked 14th in Division III at three categories. Lasell has averaged 3.92 goals per game, 9.92 points per game and outscored their opponents an average 3.84 goals per game.

Rodriguez earns her third straight GNAC honor, and her first Rookie of the Week award. The two-time Goalkeeper of the Week stopped her way to a 2-0 record a 1.95 goals against average and a .765 save percentage in a 2-0 week for Lasell. She made 12 saves on 15 shots in a 4-3 non-conference overtime road victory Thursday at Roger Williams, and she made one save on two shots in 57 minutes in Saturday's 4-1 GNAC road victory at Anna Maria. The rookie netminder ranks third in the GNAC with five victories this season, fourth with a .757 save percentage, and sixth with a .2.69 goals against average.