NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – VCU Lacrosse had five student-athletes earn All-Atlantic 10 recognition as announced by the conference office. The five different selections are a program record as are the six total recognitions.
Sky Hyatt, Molly Barcikowski and Caroline Glenn each earned All-Atlantic 10 Second Team honors. Savannah Slack was named to the Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team while Ria Peralta and Hyatt were named to the Atlantic 10 All-Academic Team.
Hyatt, a redshirt senior, earned her fifth and sixth Atlantic 10 postseason honors. Hyatt was named to the All-Rookie team as a redshirt freshman, All-Atlantic 10 First Team as a redshirt sophomore and to both the All-Atlantic 10 Second Team and All-Academic Team as a redshirt junior. Despite missing two games this season due to injury, Hyatt led the team in goals with 45. That mark also ranked fifth in the Atlantic 10. Hyatt also had 16 assists, 37 draw controls and 16 ground balls.
Barcikowski, a senior, earned All-Atlantic 10 Second Team honors for the second consecutive season. She led the team in total points this season with 63, a mark that ranked eighth in the A-10. She scored 37 goals and had a team-high 26 assists during the regular season. Her assists also were the eighth-most in the conference. It marks the third career postseason honor for Barcikowski as she was also named to the All-Rookie Team as a freshman.
Glenn, a sophomore, earned A-10 recognition for the first time after being named to the All-Atlantic 10 Second Team. Glenn led VCU with 42 draw controls and 31 caused turnovers. She tied for fifth in the A-10 in caused turnovers and ranked in the top 15 in the conference in draw controls.
Slack was named to the Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team after scoring nine goals and adding three assists during her freshman campaign. She also had 11 ground balls and six caused turnovers. Her best performance came when she scored four goals and added an assist in VCU's 17-5 win over St. Bonaventure on April 12.
Peralta earned All-Academic Team honors boasting a GPA of 3.573. She is set to graduate from VCU with a degree in both biology and psychology. Peralta led the A-10 in saves and ranked fifth in save percentage with a mark of 47.1 percent. Peralta made 10 or more saves in nine games for VCU this season as she started every game in goal.
Hyatt joined Peralta on the All-Academic Team as she earned the honor for the second consecutive season. Hyatt currently holds a 3.75 GPA while studying for her master's degree in business with a concentration in finance. Hyatt graduated with bachelor's a degree in finance last year.
VCU finished the regular season with a 7-9 overall record in just the program's fourth season along with a 4-5 mark in A-10 play. The Rams earned the No. 5 seed as they qualified for their second consecutive Atlantic 10 Championship.