Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 1/29/16
From Press Release
Senior Laura Rowan (Strath Haven), and juniors Amanda Case (Haverford High) and Charlotte Rath were selected as captains for the 2016 Lafayette women’s lacrosse team, head coach Alison Fisher announced Friday.
“We are excited to announce our three captains for the 2016 season,” Fisher said. “All Oaks Leadership Academy members, these three were voted into their roles by their peers and coaches.”
Rowan, a senior defender from Rose Valley, Pa., will continue to anchor the defensive unit for the Maroon and White. Rowan started all 17 games for the Leopards last year as the first junior captain under Fisher. During the 2015 campaign, Rowan led the team in caused turnovers with 17 and also picked up 19 ground balls. The Economics & Policy Studies major earned a spot on the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll a year ago by maintaining a 3.85 grade-point average during the spring semester.
“Our most experienced player, Laura begins her second year as a captain,” Fisher added. “Her competitiveness and on-field vocal presence will anchor a young defensive unit that may see the play of five to six underclassmen at any one time this spring.”
Case, a junior midfielder, started all 17 games for the Maroon and White during the 2015 season. The Havertown, Pa. native established herself as a scoring threat in her sophomore season, posting 35 points on the season with 32 goals and three assists. Case also led the Patriot League in free-position goals per game, netting 0.71 per contest.
“Amanda is wise beyond her years when it comes to on-field leadership,” Fisher stated. “She is a natural student of the game, making everyone around her better with her consistent direction and encouragement. We will depend on her this spring for in-game adjustments and decision-making.”
Rath, a junior midfielder from Greenville, Del., rounds out the trio of captains. Rath started all 17 games, accumulating 27 points on 22 goals with five assists in 2015. Tying for second on the team in caused turnovers (16), she also led the group in ground balls with 28. Following the season, Rath was selected to the All-Patriot League Second Team as well as the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.
“A leader by example, Charlotte is comfortable not only pushing her own limits but pushing those around her to outperform even their own expectations,” Fisher concluded. “She is not afraid to dream big, stand out or talk straight. As her own self-confidence has grown, she has been able to establish herself as a dependable leader with unwavering standards and expectations.”
Rowan, Case, Rath and the rest of the Leopards look to open their 2016 season strong when they host Manhattan on Feb. 17 at Fisher Stadium. Patriot League play is set to begin March 19 when Lafayette travels to West Point, N.Y., to take on Army.