Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 11/9/14
From Press Release
Lehigh women’s lacrosse seniors Kelly Scott and Lauren Willcox (Agnes Irwin) have been named 2015 team captains, as announced by head coach Jill Redfern on Friday. Scott becomes a two-time captain after she served the role in 2014, while fellow defender Willcox joins as a co-captain for the upcoming season. Both seniors have started since stepping foot on campus and have grown as leaders in the Lehigh Athletics Leadership programs.
“Kelly and Lauren are exceptionally tough competitors,” said Redfern. “Both of these young women have earned significant roles since stepping on Lehigh’s campus. They embody hard work, intensity and a team-first mentality which are cornerstones of our program. They have pushed themselves to reach their full potential and they expect the same from every member of our program.”
Willcox has started alongside Scott from day one, playing in 47 career games (all starts) while tallying 53 career groundballs, 26 draw controls and 37 caused turnovers, including 19 groundballs and 17 caused turnovers last season. Willcox impressed against one of the nation’s leading scorers last year in Navy’s Loren Generi, collecting three caused turnovers. The two-time All-Patriot League honoree was also named to the Academic All-Patriot League Team in 2014 and was named the Mountain Hawks’ Scholar-Athlete of the Year for her 3.74 cumulative GPA as a Biology major.
Scott has started 48 games in her career, tallying 64 groundballs, 32 draw controls and 30 caused turnovers. Last season, she recorded a career-high 28 groundballs while adding seven draw controls and eight caused turnovers. One of her highlight games came against archrival Lafayette when she tallied two groundballs and three caused turnovers. The Basking Ridge, New Jersey native has excelled in the classroom as well, owning a 3.55 cumulative GPA in Mathematics. Scott served as team co-captain last season with goalkeeper Alexandra Fitzpatrick, who graduated this past May.
The Mountain Hawks look to build on their strong season in 2014 which featured a 4-4 league record and return trip to the NCAA Tournament. The team also defeated Boston University 12-11 in double overtime to hand the Terriers their first-ever Patriot League loss. Five Mountain Hawks earned All-Patriot League recognition with four returning in 2015 to go with eight new freshmen. The season opener is set for Feb. 14 at Penn State.