April 24, 2012
EASTON, Pa. -
Two Lafayette women's lacrosse student-athletes, Ana White and Addie Godfrey, have been honored as First Team All-Patriot League selections by the league's head coaches. Rachel Martin was also recognized as a Second Team choice.
White, Godfrey and Martin, who were each Second Team honorees in 2011, helped Lafayette to a 9-8 overall record this year, its highest win total since 2002. The two First Team nods are the most since Madalyn Booth '08 and Kristin Ruminski '09 represented Lafayette on the First Team in 2006.
"I'm thrilled that Ana, Addie and Rachel were recognized on the All-League teams," head coach Alison Fisher said. "All three had terrific seasons, improving significantly since last year and leading our team to our best spring in recent history."
The 2011 Patriot League Rookie of the Year, White, was a five-time Patriot League Midfield Player of the Week in 2012 during her sophomore campaign. She won the award three consecutive times; beginning at the start of April and set a new Patriot League single-season record for draw controls in a season with 113. Her total after 17 games led the nation this year and is tied for second in NCAA history with Georgetown's Coco Stanwick, who collected 113 in 18 games in 2006. She now is second in League history with 202 draw controls for her career, 16 shy of the all-time mark.
White, a Biology major, also contributed offensively for Lafayette in 2012, setting career highs in goals (36), assists (20) and points (35). She led the team in assists and ground balls (31), as well as her four game-winning goals.
"Ana is very deserving of First Team recognition because of her ability to impact the game all over the field," Fisher added. "She scored 2 or more points in all but one game, while also leading the nation in draw controls. What goes unnoticed about Ana is her ability to play 60 minutes and give equal effort on both the offensive and defensive ends. She improved all areas of her game since last year and she has impressed a lot of people, including her coaching staff, with what she has been able to accomplish in just two seasons at Lafayette."
A First Team honoree and 2009 Patriot League Rookie of the Year Godfrey had one of the best offensive seasons in program history, scoring 59 goals during her junior year. Her 59 tallies ranked first among Patriot League players and third nationally. She was recognized as the league's Offensive Player of the Week on Feb. 20 and earned multiple Honorable Mention nods throughout the year. A Film and Media Studies major, Godfrey led the team with 68 points and 16 free-position goals.
"Addie is one of the most prolific scorers in the country and certainly one of the best in the Patriot League," Fisher said. "She has a natural ability to produce points, given her superior athleticism and instincts. She was targeted by opposing defenses in every game this year and she handled their pressure incredibly well. She leads us offensively through her play and her leadership and is very deserving of First Team honors. She had an outstanding season and stands to be one of the best offensive players in Lafayette history."
Martin, an Economics major, finished the year second on the team in ground balls (30) and caused turnovers (19). The sophomore improved both totals from a season ago and started every game for the Lafayette defense. Statistically, Martin's best effort came against Marist, when Lafayette held the Red Foxes to six goals in a double-overtime victory. Martin registered a pair of career-highs with four ground balls and three caused turnovers.
"A coach cannot ask for a more consistent player than Rachel," Fisher said. "Competent in every way, Rachel excels in every role we put her in. She matches up well 1v1 and has exceptional game sense and vision for a sophomore. She anchors our defense and is a major facilitator of our transition game. Rachel played every minute this season, except when she left the Colgate game with a laceration that needed 37 stitches. She embodies toughness and competitiveness and is one of the league's best defensive players."