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.