For Immediate Release
June 13, 2012
Courtesy of the Southern Connecticut Athletics Communications Staff
New Haven, Conn. - Erica Martino, who recently completed her sophomore season as a member of the Southern Connecticut State University women's lacrosse team, has been selected as a recipient of the 2012 Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Community Awareness Award.
This prestigious honor is awarded to just one women’s
lacrosse student-athlete in each of the three NCAA divisions
Martino was selected as the Division II recipient, joining Division I honoree Catherine Helming of Saint Francis (Pa.) and Division III honoreeAnna Geeter of Widener.
Over the course of the past academic year, Martino clearly made an impact both on the campus and greater New Haven communities.
A member of the So. Connecticut Service Team, she participated
in campus events such as Friends of Rudolph, Girls and Women in
Sport Day, Relay for Life and Day of Service. She also served as a
peer mentor and volunteered her time towards conducting campus
In addition, Martino also assisted with numerous local initiatives.
She took part in the academic assistance program at the Beecher
School in New Haven and assisted with Loaves and Fishes, an
organization that helps the hungry. Martino also participated at
the American Cancer Society’s Daffodil Days event and the
Comcast Cares Day area cleanup. Martino and her teammates also
baked pies for the Springfield (Mass.) Rescue Mission during the
Martino is also a member of the Zeta Delta Epsilon sorority and serves as Vice President of the Class of 2014.