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Women’s college notes: Lafayette’s Booth (Strath Haven) had the skills and the smarts

Friday, 18th July 2008

Categories College, Girl's/Women's  

By Chris Goldberg, Posted 7/18/08

Maddy Booth (Strath Haven), who capped a brilliant career at Lafayette College by scoring 41 goals and adding 40 assists this season, recently was named to the Patriot League Academic Honor roll for the third straight year.

Booth, an American Studies major, recorded a 3.77 GPA in her final semester on College Hill. The atta cker shattered the Patriot League career assists record by 35 and finished her career with 133 assists. She started every game of her collegiate career and is Lafayette’s fourth-highest scorer with 268 points.

Booth finished eighth in the country in Division I this year in points per game (4.76).

Booth led the nation in assists (47) as a sophomore when she earned first-team All-Patriot League honors. She was an All-Patriot League second-team choice as a junior, but received no conference honors this year for Lafayette (2-15 overall, 0-6 in Patriot League).

Leopards’ Ruminski posts perfect 4.0

Lafayette junior co-captain Kristin Ruminski (Boyertown) was named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll after posting a 4.0 grade-point average this year.

The Mathematics-Economics major also enjoyed a strong season on the field, starting all 17 games at midfield and finishing as the team’s second-leading scorer with 27 goals and 9 assists. Ruminski also led the team in ground balls (40), draw controls (53) and caused turnovers (14).

Ruminski’s highlight this year was giving the Leopards their first win of the season by scoring 18 seconds into triple-overtime to give Lafayette a 13-12 victory over Villanova on April 12.

Alum Fisher is new coach at Lafayette

Alison Fisher (Hatboro-Horsham), who served as an assistant coach at La Salle this season, has been named the head coach at her alma mater, Lafayette.

Fisher was a three-time Patriot League Scholar-Athlete of the Year at Lafayette and also served there as an assistant coach from 2002-03.

Fisher brings seven years of coaching experience to College Hill. She spent the last year at La Salle where she assisted in coaching, player development and game preparation. The Explorers had two players receive all-conference honors during the 2008 season.

Prior to her stint at La Salle, Fisher spent four years as an assistant coach at Princeton. The Tigers qualified for the NCAA Tournament all four years, reaching the championship game in 2004 and quarterfinals in 2005 and 2006.



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