RALEIGH, N.C. -- Meredith College student-athlete standout Carlee Joseph was named a recipient of the USA South Athletic Conference Don Scalf Award, recognizing the league's female and male Student-Athlete of the Year. Joseph completed a decorated four-year women's lacrosse career in May as she led the Avenging Angels to round two of the program's fifth consecutive NCAA tournament.
Methodist University men's golfer Larkin Gross was also selected.
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. She leads the league all-time in goals scored and total points.
Joseph is a three-time IWLCA All-Chesapeake Region first team selection, led her team to four USA South Tournament Championships, three regular season titles, and four NCAA appearances. With Joseph as the leading scorer, the 2016 squad was the NCAA Division III Scoring Offense Statistical Champion. As a freshmen contributor, Meredith collected the USA South's Women's Presidents Cup.
Joseph was a four-time All-Conference selection and four-time All-Tournament honoree, including recognition as the Most Valuable Player in 2016. During her four years, Joseph collected nine weekly honors. She was named Meredith's Student-Athlete of the Year for the second consecutive year in April, and earned three team MVP awards throughout her Avenging Angels career.
In addition to her success on the field, Joseph stands out academically with a 3.885 cumulative grade point average and numerous accommodations for her efforts. She is a Meredith Pascal Scholar, an Impact Raleigh Scholar, and Hazel Lee Gaddis Engineering Scholar. She was also awarded the SMART scholarship, each of which recognize Joseph's pursuits in a STEM field.
Joseph was selected to two honor societies, earned the 2017 CoSIDA Academic All-District® selection, was named to the Dean's List each of her eight semesters, and earned USA South All-Academic honors four years. She was also named to the 2017 IWLCA Division III Academic Honor Roll and was a contributing member of three IWLCA DIII Academic Honor Squads.
While at Meredith Joseph also made time to volunteer with the Special Olympics and Raleigh Rescue Mission, and was named the 2017-18 SAAC president. She helped organize a lacrosse event this spring which raised more than $2300 for the American Cancer Society as part of a conference service initiative.
A 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.