Three Lafayette Student-Athletes Recognized as Lehigh Valley's Best

Feb. 7, 2003

Feb. 7, 2003

EASTON, Pa. ( - Three Lafayette student-athletes were honored as the top performers in their sport by the Lehigh Valley Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women. Seniors Rian Landers (Spring Lake, N.J./St. Rose), Megan Monahan (Lansdale, Pa./Lansdale Catholic) and Emily Myers (Hershey, Pa./Hershey) were chosen from candidates representing the seven Lehigh Valley colleges.

Rian Landers won four races this season to take home the women's cross country honor.

An All-Patriot League standout on the Leopard cross country team, Landers took home four first-place honors this season and was the team's top-finisher in all seven starts. She opened the season with back-to-back victories at the Army Invitational and the Lehigh Valley Cross Country Championship. Landers helped the Leopards to three titles this season, including victories in the Leopard Invitational and a win in the annual Lafayette versus Lehigh dual meet.

Monahan guided the Leopard field hockey team to the 2002 Patriot League Championship, capturing All-League, ECAC and All-American honors along the way. A two-time Patriot League Offensive Player of the Year and the 2002 league tournament MVP, Monahan led the country in goals (33) and points (72). Monahan spearheaded the third-rated scoring offense in the nation, leading the Leopards to a school and conference-record 19 consecutive victories and a national ranking that reached as high as No. 18. She finished her career as the leading goal scorer (65) and point producer (128) in Patriot League history.

Megan Monahan led the country in goals and scoring this season and earned the field hockey award.

A two-time All-Patriot League forward for the Leopard soccer team, Myers led the squad in scoring this season with 21 points on 10 goals and one assist. She recorded the third and fourth hat tricks of her career this season. Myers was named to Soccer Buzz's Mid-Atlantic Second Team in 2000 and 2001. The second-leading scorer in school history, Myers finished her career with 43 goals and 16 assists for 102 points.