EASTON, Pa. – Lafayette athletics kicked off its nominee announcements for the PARDees on Tuesday morning, unveiling the four women up for the Class of 1913 Trophy. The nominees include field hockey’s Katelyn Arnold, Ashley Goreshnik from swimming, women’s soccer’s Kaelin King and Charlotte Rath from women’s lacrosse.
The PARDees, an annual awards show that recognizes Lafayette’s senior student-athletes for their accomplishments and contributions to their programs, will be hosted by Gary Laubach of the Lafayette Sports Network and Susan Averett, a professor in Economics. The event will take place on Thursday, May 18, with a red carpet walk beginning at 4 p.m.
Four graduating seniors will receive special recognition as the Charles L. Albert ’08 Awards and the Class of 1913 Trophies will be presented to one male and one female each. The winners are determined by a vote from Lafayette’s head coaches and athletic administration.
The Albert Award is presented annually to the senior male and female student-athletes who are judged to be the most outstanding athlete. The 1913 Trophy is presented to those who have attained the greatest distinction both as an athlete and a scholar.
The male nominees for the Class of 1913 Trophy, as well as the male and female nominees for the Albert Award, will continue to be released throughout this week, leading up to next week’s event. Information on the 2917 female nominees for the Class of 1913 Trophy can be found below.
Katelyn Arnold, Field Hockey: Government & Law and Economics major with a 3.95 GPA…2016 Lafayette Maroon Club Scholar-Athlete of the Year…member of the Political Science and Economics Honors Societies…winner of the 2017 Minerva and Emil V. Novak Prize in Government & Law…earned Dean’s List honors every semester at Lafayette…two-time selection to the Academic All-Patriot League Team…four-time honoree as a Division I Field Hockey Scholar of Distinction…four-time Patriot League Academic Honor Roll member…team captain in 2016…participated in the 2016 Division I Field Hockey Senior Game…selected to the 2015 All-Patriot League Second Team and the 2016 Preseason All-Patriot League Team…winner of the Scholar of the Year and Athlete of the Year from the Lafayette Alumni of the Lehigh Valley…actively involved with Athletes C.A.R.E., Athlete Ally, the College Fed Challenge Team and the Lafayette student newspaper…co-chair of the Senior Class Gift Committee…attended the 2016 Naval Academy Leadership Conference as a member of the Oaks Leadership Academy.
Ashley Goreshnik, Swimming: Neuroscience major with a 3.93 GPA…Marquis Scholar, member of the National Honor Society and President of Psi Chi, the National Honor Society in Psychology…winner of the William Rappolt and Walter Oeschle Neuroscience Prize…recipient of the Faculty for undergraduate Neuroscience SfN Travel Award…was Lafayette athletics’ nominee for the NCAA Post Graduate Scholarship Award…served as the public relations coordinator for the Association of Lafayette Feminists…earned Dean’s List honors every semester at Lafayette…three-time honoree on the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll…selected to the College Swimming Coaches Athletic Association Academic All-American Team seven times…two-time winner of the Lafayette Swimming Academic Achievement Award…served as a tutor in psychology, neuroscience and spanish courses…member of the Association of Future Healthcare Professionals…volunteer at the Easton Area Senior Center and Third Street Alliance.
Kaelin King, Women’s Soccer: International Affairs and Government & Law major with a 3.96 GPA…three-time All-Patriot League selection, just the third player in Patriot League history to accomplish that feat…selected to the 2014 Academic All-Patriot League Team and was a Dean’s List honoree every semester at Lafayette…selected twice for the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll…a CoSIDA Academic All-District honoree in 2015…third in the Patriot League in points per game in 2017 at 1.12 per contest…ranked fourth in the conference in goals per game this past fall with 0.44 per match.
Charlotte Rath, Women’s Lacrosse: International Affairs major with a 3.46 GPA…ranked 10th in the Patriot League in 2017 in groundballs per game (2.29)…played in all 69 games over the course of her four years…ninth in Patriot League history in caused turnovers (70)…2015 All-Patriot League Second-Team selection…two-time Patriot League Academic Honor Roll member…two-time team captain…selected a Leader of Distinction in the Oaks Leadership Academy…actively involved as a Peer Mentor, SAAC representative and as the 2017 leader of the Senior Class Gift.