April 15, 2013
EASTON, Pa. – The Lafayette women’s soccer program held its annual team banquet, honoring the 2012 team and its five seniors this past weekend at Pfenning Alumni Center.
For the third time in her career, Lauren Smedley ’13 was selected by her teammates as the recipient of the Player’s Player of the Year award. Smedley is the only player in head coach Mick Statham’s tenure to garner the recognition multiple times. The goalkeeper completed her playing career as Lafayette’s all-time leader in shutouts and holds fifth place in Patriot League history with 25 to her credit. Smedley also played in 69 matches and posted a 1.15 career goals-against average, both of which are school records.
A two-time Patriot League Goalkeeper of the Year, Smedley was also chosen as the Barbara Lipkin Student Athlete Award honoree for her efforts in the classroom as a Neuroscience major. Smedley was one of 30 players nationwide to be nominated for the 2012 Senior CLASS Award and posted a perfect 4.0 GPA during the fall semester.
The 2012 Leopard Award was given to Jill Dozier ’13, who led Lafayette offensively this past season. Dozier racked up nine goals to go along with two assists for 20 points, while starting in all but one game. The First Team All-Patriot League selection wrapped up her time on College Hill fifth on the Leopards’ points (41) and goals (18) lists. The Biology major also owns a 3.18 cumulative GPA and played in 71 career games, which puts her in a tie for fourth in program annals.
With Smedley and Dozier, Allison Stone ’13, Bridget Becker ’13 and Nicole Brownell ’13 each were applauded as part of the Class of 2013.