Hempstead, NY – Hofstra women’s lacrosse student-athlete Margo McCormack was named the recipient of the prestigious Colonial Athletic Association Leadership and Sport Excellence Award for women’s lacrosse, it was announced today.
The award mimics the Chuck Boone Leadership Award in football and the Dean Ehlers Leadership Award in men’s and women’s basketball. One student-athlete, who represents the highest standards of teamwork, integrity, leadership and sportsmanship in his or her academic and athletic achievements, was selected in each of the other 21 sports sponsored by the Conference.
McCormack, who just completed her senior year but will return to the Pride next season, has made an immense impact on the Hofstra campus in a variety of ways, including her incredible work with Morgan’s Message.
McCormack has achieved a 3.93 GPA while majoring in Mathematical Business Economics. A Provost’s List student, she was recognized on the IWLCA Division I Academic Honor Roll. McCormack is a Morgan’s Message Ambassador, where she was heavily involved in organizing games and activities with all of the Pride teams to raise awareness for Morgan’s Message. She is also a member of the Pride Leadership Academy. After suffering multiple season-ending injuries, McCormack saw her first career game action this season.
Morgan’s Message amplifies stories, resources, and expertise to confront student-athlete mental health, builds a community by and for athletes, and provides a platform for advocacy. Morgan’s Message strives to eliminate the stigma surrounding mental health within the student-athlete community and equalize the treatment of physical and mental health in athletics. We aim to expand the dialogue on mental health by normalizing conversations, empowering those who suffer in silence, and supporting those who feel alone.
McCormack appeared in five games in 2023 with one start. She had a pair of ground balls against Delaware on April 8.