Southern Connecticut's Erica Martino Selected as Recipient of IWLCA Community Awareness Award


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 annually.
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 tours.
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 Thanksgiving season.
Martino is also a member of the Zeta Delta Epsilon sorority and serves as Vice President of the Class of 2014.

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