April 23, 2013
EASTON, Pa. – Four members of the Lafayette women’s lacrosse team were honored by the Patriot League as selections on the All-League Team, it was announced Tuesday. In addition, junior Ana White was named the League’s Midfielder of the Year. White and junior Laura Kleiber were first-team honorees, while senior Addie Godfrey and junior Rachel Martin were second-team selections.
"We are thrilled to have 4 student athletes represented on this year's All-League Team,” head coach Alison Fisher said. “Every member of our team selflessly assumed their roles this spring, allowing the unit to find continued success. A lot was expected of Addie, Ana, Laura and Rachel and they consistently delivered for us. Their recognition is well-deserved."
White, who broke the Patriot League career record for draw controls earlier this season, led the Leopards from the draw to the goal as she tallied a team-high 64 points on 44 goals and 20 assists. Her 3.76 points per game were third in the League ranks, while she sat fifth in goals per game (2.59) and fourth in assists per game (1.18).
On the defensive end, White led the League in caused turnovers, knocking out 1.82 per contest and ground balls, picking up 2.59 per game. She was second only to Loren Generi of Navy in the draw control department with 5.35 per game and sat 11th in the national rankings. This is White’s third selection to the All-League Team in as many seasons, making the Second Team her freshman season and the First Team her sophomore and junior years.
Joining White on the All-League First Team was classmate Laura Kleiber, earning her first spot on the All-League squad. Kleiber was instrumental in Lafayette’s success this year, tallying 36 goals and six assists for 42 points. She was second on the team with 35 draw controls and recorded 25 ground balls and 10 caused turnovers. Her 12 free-position goals slotted her third in the League ranks.
Senior attack Addie Godfrey and junior defender Rachel Martin rounded out the Lafayette quartet, being named to the All-League Second Team.
Godfrey led the Leopards in scoring with 50 goals to go along with 10 assists for 60 points. She was also third on the team in draw controls with 32 and picked up 13 ground balls. Her 3.12 goals per contest was her second in the League, while her 3.75 points per game put her in the fifth spot in the League ranks.
Godfrey is a Second Team selection for the second time in her career, earning her other Second Team honor in her sophomore season. She was a First Team honoree her rookie year and last season.
Martin was second only to White with 28 ground balls on the year, to go along with 15 caused turnovers to lead the Lafayette defense. She is named to the Second Team for the third consecutive season.
The Leopards will try to extend their season in the Patriot League semifinals on Friday in Annapolis, Md. Fourth-seeded Lafayette will take on top-seeded Navy at 5 p.m.