Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 9/27/12
Marple Newtown graduate Courtney Colbert, a 1995 graduate of Shippensburg University, will be among nine inductees into the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame on Oct. 5.
Colbert was named the 1995 Division II Player of the Year and was a three-time all-Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference and four-time Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association all-American player. She holds the school record for career goals with 210. That total ranks fourth in PSAC history.
In her freshman season (1991), Colbert earned All-America plaudits after leading Shippensburg with 37 goals. Colbert led SU in scoring during all four of her seasons on the team. She did not compete in 1992, returning to the squad in 1993.
As a sophomore, Colbert contributed 52 goals and eight assists to achieve the first of her three all-conference citations. She nearly matched those statistics as a junior in 1994, contributing 53 goals and eight assists.
Her banner year came as a senior. Colbert set a school-record with 68 goals in the 1995 season and also dished out 14 assists to finish with an incredible 82 points. The single-season scoring record was eventually broken four years later by her sister, Cameron.
The 1995 team was ranked No. 1 in Division II at one point during the season and was the PSAC runner-up to West Chester. The only other losses during the season came to a pair of Division I opponents and to Trenton State – who won the Division III championship.
A native of Newtown Square, Colbert chose Shippensburg after being recruited by several prominent Division I programs. After her graduation from Shippensburg, Colbert went on to earn a master’s degree in sports management from East Stroudsburg University, where she served as an assistant coach.
Colbert briefly worked with the Philadelphia Phillies, before transitioning to the wireless industry. She has worked for several of the nation’s largest wireless carriers and now resides in both Conshohocken where she works as a Client Marketing Manager at Asurion supporting Verizon Wireless.
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