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Godfrey and Valeo Continue Careers in England

Aug 20, 2013

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EASTON, Pa. - Addie Godfrey ’13 and Emily Valeo ’13 are continuing their careers on the field and in the classroom. The pair has chosen to attend Durham University in Durham, England. Godfrey will be a member of the women’s lacrosse team, while Valeo will compete on the field hockey squad.

Godfrey finished her Lafayette career in the spring and led the Leopards to their first appearance in the Patriot League Tournament since 2004. The Princeton, N.J. native tallied 183 goals and 32 assists in her college career, and was named to the All-Patriot League First Team twice and Second Team two occasions. Godfrey was also a two-time member of the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.

"We are thrilled that the sport of lacrosse has provided Addie with another incredible opportunity, to live abroad and work toward a master's degree next year,” women’s lacrosse coach Alison Fisher said, “Addie was arguably one of the most dynamic players to every play here at Lafayette and although it is hard to believe she won't be returning to College Hill this fall, I am confident that she will have great success at Durham.”

“We wish her the very best of luck,” Fisher continued, “We know she will represent us well and we are incredibly excited to follow her throughout this next phase of her career."

Valeo completed her playing career last fall with a trip to the NCAA Tournament as a member of the Lafayette field hockey team. A two-time Patriot League Champion with the Leopards, Valeo was an All-Patriot League First Team selection and All-Tournament team selection each of her final two seasons. She was also chosen to the NFHCA All-Mideast Region team her senior year. Valeo was named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll all four years on College Hill. The Norristown, Pa. native led the Patriot League in assists last season (17), and ended her career with 13 goals and 45 assists.

“I'm very excited for Emily as she heads to Durham in a few weeks time,” head field hockey coach Jennifer Stone said, “It is always nice when you see players continuing with the game after college, and for Emily to experience the sport in a completely different culture is life changing. I have no doubt her experiences are going to be ones that impact her for a long time.”