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Smedley Selected to Academic All-Patriot League Team

Nov. 1, 2012

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EASTON, Pa. – Senior goalkeeper Lauren Smedley was honored with a spot on the Academic All-Patriot League Women’s Soccer Team, the conference announced on Thursday. Smedley boasts a 3.27 cumulative grade-point average as a Neuroscience major and was recognized as the League’s Goalkeeper of the Week earlier this season.

“Any time you make the All-Academic Team in any sport in this League it's special,” head coach Mick Statham said. “La has not only worked hard at her game, but has worked to become one of the top student-athletes in the League.” 

The recognition caps a tremendous career for the Hamilton, N.J. native after she put together the best four years for a keeper in program history. Last season Smedley became the first Lafayette player to earn All-Mid-Atlantic First Team laurels and was chosen as the Patriot League’s goalkeeper of the year for the second straight season. She finished her career with 25 shutouts, the most for a Lafayette keeper and tied for sixth-best total in League history.

Earlier this season, Smedley was one of 30 Division I women’s soccer players to be a candidate for the Senior CLASS award. She was a member of Lafayette’s Dean’s List last spring and is Lafayette’s all-time leader in goals-against average (1.15), minutes played, games started, and games played for a goalie.