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Statham Receives Inaugural Maroon Club Athletic Staff Achievement Award

Lafayette Provost Wendy Hill with Mick Statham, head coach of women's soccer, who received the inaugural Maroon Club Athletic Staff Achievement Award.

May 19, 2012

EASTON, Pa. - Lafayette Head Women's Soccer Coach Mick Statham received the inaugural Maroon Club Athletic Staff Achievement Award last night at the College's annual pre-Commencement awards dinner.

The Award, which is voted on by the Maroon Club Executive Committee, is given to a full-time athletics department staff member who has demonstrated outstanding service to Lafayette College and its athletics program. This award is the highest honor the Maroon Club can bestow upon an athletics staff member, and will be presented annually at the Board of Trustee dinner each May.

Statham, the reigning Patriot League Coach of the Year, guided Lafayette to a 9-5-2 record in his sixth season on the Leopards' sideline. The nine wins are the most since 2001, and Lafayette earned the number-two seed in the Patriot League Tournament -- its highest finish in school history. Statham added another pair of bests, posting a 6-0-0 record at Oaks Stadium and a 4-2-1 mark in league play.

Along with assistant coaches Brian Herr and Kim Pachuta, Statham mentored four All-Patriot League Selections in 2011, which was most ever in a single season for the program. Lauren Smedley was named the Patriot League's Goalkeeper of the Year and Janelle Pierson, Catherine Galgano and Alex Reisinger were honored with positions on the Second Team.

The Leopards return 17 letterwinners and seven starters in 2012 as they try to improve upon a successful 2011 campaign.