Feb. 25, 2013
EASTON, Pa. – Senior attack Addie Godfrey of the Lafayette women’s lacrosse team earned the Patriot League’s Offensive Player of the Week award, the League announced Monday.
Godfrey notched a pair of six-goal games in two Lafayette victories this past week over Central Connecticut State and Liberty. She also added three assists in the 16-10 win at Liberty on Sunday.
"Addie has always been a consistent offensive threat for us, but she is playing with a senior presence so far this season that has elevated her play to a whole new level,” head coach Alison Fisher said. “She has been confident and poised, contributing significantly not only to our offensive production, but also to our midfield play. Our strong start this year is definitely due in part to how Addie has been performing. She is the type of player who can play her own role perfectly, while making those around her better. We are thrilled that she has already been recognized for her efforts so early in the season."
Against Central Connecticut State, she picked up three ground balls and recorded four draw controls to help the Leopards to an 11-10 victory inside Fisher Stadium. In Lynchburg, Va. on Sunday she accompanied her six goals and three helpers with four ground balls and three draw controls in the 16-10 triumph.
Godfrey is tied for the Patriot League-lead in scoring with 14 goals so far this season and is tied with teammate Ana White for third in assists with five.
White, a junior midfielder for the Leopards, was also honored this week with an honorable mention choice. The Swarthmore, Pa. native tallied two goals, three assists, six ground balls and 12 draw controls combined in both victories. She currently sits just two draw controls away from the Patriot League career record with 216 over her three seasons.
"Ana is a true midfielder who impacts the game all over the field,” Fisher added. “She is most often recognized for her ability to control the draw and put up points, but her greatest contribution to our team is in all the little things she does, marking up the opponent's best midfielder, facilitating our transition game, causing turnovers and controlling ground balls. It is difficult to play the whole game in the midfield at this level but Ana is capable of doing it every game. I'm happy for her that the conference has taken notice of all that she has done to contribute to our success so far this spring."
Lafayette’s win over Liberty sent the squad to its first 3-0 start since 1978. The Maroon and White are back in action on Wednesday evening when they take on Columbia at 7 p.m. at Fisher Stadium.