Maple Ridge’s Lauren Mallo was recognized for her skills off the ice this week, as the collegiate hockey player was named to the Eastern College Athletic Conference’s West Division All-Academic Team.
Mallo, who graduated from Thomas Haney secondary, is the starting defenceman for the Buffalo State Bengals women’s hockey team, playing in the NCAA’s Division 3. Mallo has 25 points in 73 games with the Bengals.
To be named to the all-academic team, the student-athlete must have completed at least one academic year, have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.00 on a 4.00 scale, and have competed in at least half of her team’s contests during the current season.
Mallo, a junior majoring in biology, posted a 3.20 cumulative GPA.
Mallo was one of nine members of the Buffalo State women’s hockey team to recognized by the ECAC.