LemMon, Costa Capture NorPac Accolades

Emily Costa received academic accolades from the NorPac for the first time in her college career as announced by the league Wednesday.

Nov. 6, 2013

RADFORD, Va. - In its annual awards banquet held prior to the start of the NorPac Championships Wednesday night, the league announced its West Division all-conference team--one that included UC Davis senior forward Cloey LemMon. At that same event, Emily Costa learned that she was one of nine student-athletes from the entire conference named to the NorPac's all-academic squad. 

One of two players to lead the team with five goals, LemMon also ended the 2013 regular season with five assists and 15 points, the second-highest totals on the team. Dangerously efficient as a member of the Aggies' front-line-19 of her 31 shots were on goal (.613 pct.)-LemMon will have an opportunity to extend her position as UC Davis' all-time leading scorer at this weekend's NorPac Championships.

Hailing from Morgan Hill, Calif., LemMon found the back of the cage on 27 occasions throughout her four-year tenure as a member of UC Davis field hockey.

The NorPac recognized LemMon earlier this season as its West Division Offensive Player of the Week for her efforts in the Aggies' first-ever victory against Stanford. In UC Davis' 3-2, overtime victory at Aggie Stadium, LemMon scored the game's first goal and earned the game-winning assist on the Aggies' final penalty corner of the night.

Selected to the Gladiator by SGI/NFHCA Division I All-Academic Team in her first two seasons at UC Davis, Costa's addition to the NorPac's all-academic team, as was the case with LemMon's league recognition, is her first as an Aggie. 

Named a starter in six of her 16 games played, Costa was part of a corps of midfielders that frustrated numerous opponents throughout the season. In addition to helping UC Davis tie a program high with two shutout victories.

Even though the Gilroy, Calif., native is a sophomore academically, the pre-managerial economics major still possesses three years of athletic eligibility available for use by interim head coach Austin Pile.



UC Davis, ranked No. 2 in the West Division, will open action at the 2013 NorPac Championships in an 8 a.m. (PT) matchup against Radford, the East's No. 3 seed on Thursday, Nov. 7. Live stats and streaming video links for all games taking place at Liberty Field Hockey Field in Lynchburg, Va., are available at ucdavisaggies.com.