BATON ROUGE – Six members of the LSU Soccer program officially wrapped up their collegiate careers by receiving their degrees during spring commencement exercises held at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center last Friday as nine members of the team’s recruiting Class of 2010 have now graduated from LSU after playing four seasons as Tigers.
Nina Anderson, Jodi Calloway, Emily Cancienne and Shannon McLain each received their degrees in sport administration, while Nicole McLaughlin took home her degree in kinesiology while graduating from the College of Science & Education. Addie Eggleston later received her degree in communication disorders from the College of Humanities & Social Sciences.
“We’re very proud of each of these young women for the commitment they’ve shown both on and off the field in the time here with us at LSU,” said LSU head coach Brian Lee. “I know that they’ll continue to be great representatives of LSU as they move on to pursue careers of their own. We know they have the tools to succeed at the highest level in wherever their career paths may take them.”
Having six players graduate on Friday afternoon caps an outstanding spring semester in the classroom for the LSU Soccer program as 20 Tigers finished the semester with a 3.0 grade-point average or higher while three Tigers posted a perfect 4.0 GPA to lead the team.
Based on their efforts in the classroom, Mariel McLaughlin was named to the Chancellor’s Honor Roll for maintaining a perfect 4.0 GPA while completing at least 15 credit hours during the spring semester, and Rebecca Pongetti, Morgan Ruhl and Tori Sample were each named to the Dean’s List after finishing with at least a 3.5 GPA while also completing at least 15 credit hours during the semester.