May 2, 2001
EASTON, Pa. (www.lafayette.edu) - Lafayette Athletics held its annual spring banquet on Wednesday, honoring the graduating seniors and highlighting the 2000-01 sports seasons.
Among the highlights of the evening was the presentation of the Charles L. Albert '08 Awards and the Class of 1913 Trophies to four outstanding senior student-athletes.
The recipients of the Charles L. Albert '08 Award, which is presented annually to the top male and female senior student-athlete based primarily on athletic performances, were Rhonda Snyder and Phil Yarberough.
Snyder, a member of the women's indoor and outdoor track and field teams, is a six-time Patriot League individual champion and an eight-time All-Patriot League honoree in the throwing events. She is a three-time NCAA provisional qualifier in the hammer throw while holding school records in the 20-lb. weight, hammer and outdoor shotput. Snyder is also a two-time Patriot League Championships Athlete of the Meet selection and has been ranked in the top 50 for all United States female hammer throwers for the past three seasons.
A senior co-captain and the MVP of the 2001 Lafayette football team, Yarberough is a two-time Academic All-American and an honorable mention All-American this past season. He is the all-time school leader in receiving yards and receptions while earning All-Patriot League honors the last two years. He was named the league's Offensive Player of the Year this season and was featured on ESPN's Hidden Video for his spectacular one-handed touchdown reception at Bucknell on Oct. 14.
The Class of 1913 Trophies, which are presented to the top male and female senior student-athlete based upon superior athletic and academic performances, were presented to Alison Fisher and Craig Schroeder.
A five-time Academic All-American, Fisher has been a four-year starter for both the field hockey and women's lacrosse teams. A biology major with a 3.58 cumulative grade-point average (GPA), she has earned Patriot League Scholar-Athlete of the Year honors in both sports and was a first-team All-League selection in field hockey and second-team selection in lacrosse this year. A team captain for both the field hockey and lacrosse programs this year, Fisher received the prestigious Maroon Club Scholar-Athlete Award in the fall and has served as the Patriot League representative to the NCAA Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. As a Leopard, Fisher has played on four Patriot League Championship teams and one squad that advanced to the NCAA Tournament.
Schroeder, a government and law major with a 3.50 overall GPA, started every men's soccer game in goal since transferring to Lafayette prior to his sophomore season. An Academic All-America selection this past season, Schroeder is a three-time All-Patriot League First Team selection while helping the Leopards to two Patriot League regular season championships and two Patriot League Tournament titles. He was the Patriot League Tournament MVP in 1999 and helped lead the 1998 squad to a school record 16 wins and an NCAA Tournament appearance. Schroeder leaves Lafayette in third place all-time in Patriot League history for shutouts.