Jan. 31, 2013
EASTON, Pa. – Three members of the Lafayette women’s lacrosse team were named to the Preseason All-Patriot League squad, the League announced Thursday. Senior Addie Godfrey, junior Ana White and senior Rachel Martin were among the 15 players selected.
"We have an experienced group of core returners this year including three All-Patriot League players in Addie, Ana and Rachel,” head coach Alison Fisher said. “It is exciting to have these three recognized by the conference on the preseason team and we are looking very forward to starting a line up against Marist (2/16) that includes several upperclassmen mixed with some young talent from our freshmen class. Having three members of our team recognized in the preseason speaks to the potential this group has to be a contender this spring."
The Leopards posted their first winning season since 2002 in 2012 with an overall mark of 9-8, just one game shy of making the Patriot League Tournament. Godfrey and White each earned First Team All-Patriot League honors last season, while Martin was named to the All-Patriot League Second Team.
Martin led the Leopards from the defensive end, while Godfrey finished the year with 59 goals and 68 points, offensively, and White added 26 goals and 56 points while leading the Patriot League in draw controls per game with 6.65. White is just 16 draw controls away from the Patriot League career record going into this season and was selected as the League Breakthrough Player of the Year by Inside Lacrosse.
The Leopards, picked to finish sixth in the Patriot League preseason poll, get their season underway on Feb. 16 when they host Marist inside Fisher Stadium at 1 p.m.