GREENSBORO, N.C. – Guilford College’s Lily Colley (Wells, Maine/Wells) earned the Old Dominion Athletic Conference’s (ODAC) Women’s Lacrosse Player of the Week Award Monday. The junior also won the Guilford Student-Athlete of the Week Award, presented by the school’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC). She joins teammate E’leyna Garcia as Guilford winners of the league’s weekly honor this season.
Colley, a 5-5 junior attacker, helped extend the Quakers’ school-record winning streak to 12 games with a team-high 21 points on 14 goals and a club-best seven assists in three wins. She also contributed 10 ground balls, eight draw controls and seven caused turnovers in the 3-0 week. Colley had four goals, two assists, four caused turnovers and four ground balls in the Quakers’ 15-1 win at Hollins April 10. In the first-place ODAC showdown at Shenandoah April 13, she posted seven points (4 goals, 3 assists) and set the school’s season assists record. Colley led Guilford with eight points on a career-high six goals and two assists in an April 14 road win over Marymount (Va.). She also picked up four ground balls and had a season-high three draw controls in the 17-11 triumph.
With two games left in the regular season Colley is ranked nationally in points, goals and assists. She stands fourth in NCAA Division III with 95 points, seventh with 60 goals and 17th with 35 assists. Her goals and points totals stand second in the ODAC only to teammate E’leyna Garcia and are also the second-highest season totals in Guilford history. In her one-plus seasons with the team, Colley ranks fourth in school history with 173 career points and is second with 65 career assists.
Coach Sarah Lamphier’s team is 13-1 overall and 8-0 in the conference. The Quakers lead the country in draw controls per game and are eighth with a .929 winning percentage. Guilford ends the regular season this week with ODAC games at home against Roanoke (4/17) and Washington and Lee (4/20).
The Student-Athlete of the Week Award is presented by Guilford’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, which is comprised of representatives from each of the school’s 20 varsity teams. The group meets regularly to discuss the state of Guilford Athletics and seeks to build community among the school’s student-athletes and non-student-athletes. Recent Guilford SAAC activities include a canned-food drive and participation in Champs Life Skills, which promotes intercollegiate athletics as a key part of the campus educational program and the student-athlete as an integral part of the student body. Its aim is to increase student-athletes’ community involvement and to engage the greater Guilford community with the athletic department.