Meredith College fifth-year senior Carlee Joseph has been named The Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association's 2018 Division III Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
Each year the IWLCA honors the top student-athlete in the NCAA Division I, II, and III and the NAIA. Nominees for the award must be a senior or graduate student, have at least a 3.5 cumulative GPA, and be a starter or significant reserve for their team.
As part of Meredith's dual-degree engineering program, Joseph will graduate in May 2019 with two bachelor's degrees, one in mathematics from Meredith and a second in mechanical engineering from N.C. State University.
The most recent in a long list of honors, Joseph led the Avenging Angels to her fourth and the program's fifth consecutive USA South Tournament Championship and NCAA appearance this spring. She set new conference records with 288 career goals and 378 total points and helped the Angels establish new standards for each team offensive category. Joseph is the only USA South women's lacrosse player to earn three Player of the Year honors in addition to her Rookie of the Year awarded in 2015. A three-time IWLCA All-Chesapeake Region first team selection, she was also named the league's Don Scalf Female Student-Athlete of the Year in June.
Joseph is a Meredith College Pascal Scholar, an Impact Raleigh Scholar, and a Hazel Lee Gaddis Engineering Scholar and currently boasts a 3.885 GPA. She was the recipient of the Vallie T. Nelson Freshmen Mathematics Award and is a member of Pi Mu Epsilon National Mathematics Honor Society and Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society. Joseph has been named to the Meredith College Dean's List each of her eight semesters and was on the 2017 IWLCA Division III Academic Honor Roll.