GREENSBORO, N.C. – Guilford College’s Lily Colley (Wells, Maine/Wells) earned her second straight Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Women’s Lacrosse Player of the Week Award Monday. She and teammate E’leyna Garcia have combined to win five of the league’s weekly awards this year.
Colley, a 5-5 junior attacker, helped extend the Quakers’ school-record winning streak to 14 games with 11 points and four assists in Guilford’s two ODAC victories last week. She scored a career- and game-high seven goals and added two assists in the Quakers’ 19-15 comeback win over Roanoke College April 17. The victory marked Guilford’s first over the Maroons in 29 meetings between the two schools. It also clinched the Quakers’ first top seed in the ODAC Tournament. Three days later Colley tallied a game-best six points on four goals and two assists in Guilford’s 11-6 come-from-behind victory over defending league champion Washington and Lee University. The triumph marked Guilford’s first against the Generals since 1990, snapping a 24-game losing streak.
Colley has moved to within one point of Garcia for the team and ODAC scoring lead. With 71 goals and a school-record 39 assists, she has 110 points. Colley is third among this week’s NCAA Division III leaders in points, sixth in goals and 18th in assists. Among national per-game leaders, she stands ninth in points (6.88) and 21st in goals (4.44). Colley ranks second in the ODAC in goals, assists and points and is third in ground balls (53). In less than two full seasons, she already ranks third on Guilford’s career points list (188), second in career assists (69) and seventh in goals (119).
First-year head coach Sarah Lamphier’s team is 15-1 overall and recorded the first 10-0 ODAC record in league history. Guilford will host a semifinal game this weekend in the ODAC Tournament against the winner of Wednesday’s first-round game between Washington and Lee and Lynchburg College.