Lillis, Dana Smith, Tori Smith selected as finalists for top senior scholar-athlete
Two Leopards finish with perfect 4.0 GPA’s
Smith finished with double-digit kills for the Leopards
Smith and Ruggiero finish with 10 kills a piece
Maroon and White set their sights on road match at Loyola
Nominees for the Class of 1913 Trophy to be announced at the 2018 PARDees.
Photos by Rick Smith
Photos by Rick Smith
Photo by Rick Smith
Photos by Rick Smith
2016: Appeared in 23 matches while starting in 19 … finished junior season ranked 10th in all-time assists (546) at Lafayette … was one of four Leopards to eclipse the 100-kill mark on the season with 120, which was third best on the team … also added 23 total blocks, 131 digs, 49 assists and 17 service aces … had 10 kills, nine digs and three block assists against George Mason (9/9) … recorded 15 digs, six kills and a pair of service aces against Manhattan (9/17) … notched 12 kills against Bucknell (10/29) … had a double-double at Holy Cross with 13 assists and 11 digs … had 13 assists in the game against Colgate (11/11).
2015: One of five Leopards to play in all 27 matches, and one of three to start every contest…ended season with 112 kills, 193 digs, 26 blocks and 14 aces…had nine kills, with a .292 attack percentage, and eight digs in a win over Saint Peter’s (9/4)…followed that performance with seven kills, a .300 attack rate, and a career-high four blocks the next afternoon against Morehead State (9/5)…had the first of two double-doubles on the season with a 12-kill, 12-dig effort in a five-set match against Fairleigh Dickinson (9/11)…that began a stretch of five-straight matches in which she registered double-digit digs…totaled six kills, 13 digs and three blocks in a four-set win over St. Francis Brooklyn…had five kills behind a season-high .308 attack percentage in a sweep over Loyola (9/26)…had a career-best performance against Holy Cross (11/6), setting new bests in kills (15) and digs (21) in five-set match…delivered a pair of service aces on four separate occasions.
2014: Played in 93 sets over 28 matches during her freshman season...led the team with 475 assists...second on the team with 20 aces...opened the season with 30 assists, two killls, three aces and five digs against Quinnipiac (8/29)...added 22 assists and four digs at Hofstra (8/29)...chipped in a kill, 36 assists, two aces and six digs against St. Francis Brooklyn (8/30)...had 13 assists, an ace and six digs versus Santa Clara (8/30)...finished with 44 assists, four kills and 17 digs in three matches at the Seattle University Tournament (9/5-9/6)...added 32 assists, 12 digs, four kills and two aces against St. Francis Brooklyn (9/10)...handed out 17 assists against Delaware State (9/12)...contributed 36 assists and 13 digs against Lehigh (9/17)...chipped in 12 assists and seven digs against Navy (9/19)...recorded three kills, seven assists and four digs at American (9/27)...had six kills, 27 assists, two aces, nine digs and four blocks at Loyola (9/28)...added 13 assists, five digs and two kills against NJIT (10/1)...pikced up four kills, six assists and six digs at Bucknell (10/4)...finished with a season-high 38 assists against Holy Cross (10/10)...contributed nine kills, 20 assists and six digs versus Army (10/11)...tallied 17 assists and four kills at Lehigh (10/17)...chipped in 31 assists and four kills in a pair of matches against Colgate (10/19, 10/24)...registered six kills, eight assists, two aces and four digs at Navy (10/26)...finished with three kills, 15 assists, nine digs and two blocks against American (10/31)...added 12 assists and nine digs at Army (11/14)...recorded nine kills, 34 assists, an ace, 13 digs and four blocks in the season finale at Holy Cross (11/15).
At Annie Wright: Named 2010 Rookie of the Year...Team received a bid to National's in 2010, 2012 and 2013...Team MVP and captain in 2011...Received the Coach's Award and was a captain in 2012...Her team finished seventh in the state...Named Team MVP and League MVP as well as a team captain in 2013...Team finished eighth in the state in 2013.