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Maddy  Lesher

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Gladwyne, Pa.

High School:
Archbishop Carroll

Height:
5-5

Position:
Defense

05/06/2016

Highlights | Women's Lacrosse vs. Lehigh | Patriot League Semifinals

Loyola University Maryland women's lacrosse defeated Lehigh University, 13-8, in the Patriot League Semifinals on Friday, May 6, 2016. Frankie Kamely scored seven goals for the Greyhounds to tie a Patriot League Championships record.

05/05/2016

Loyola Women's Lacrosse | Patriot League Championships Preview

Loyola women's lacrosse hosts the Patriot League Championships May 6-8, 2016, at Ridley Athletic Complex. The Greyhounds open play in the semifinals on Friday at 5 p.m. when they host Lehigh University.

04/16/2016

Highlights | Women's Lacrosse vs. Lehigh

Emily Clark scored the game-winning goal in overtime to lift Loyola University Maryland women's lacrosse to a 14-13 victory over visiting Lehigh University on Saturday, April 16, 2016, at Ridley Athletic Complex.

03/30/2016

Highlights | Women's Lacrosse vs Princeton

Loyola University Maryland women's lacrosse hosted #13 Princeton University on Wednesday, March 30, 2016, at Ridley Athletic Complex.

03/19/2016

Highlights | Women's Lacrosse vs. Navy

Loyola University Maryland women's lacrosse defeated the U.S. Naval Academy, 10-9, on Saturday, March 19, for the 100th win of Head Coach Jen Adams' career. (footage courtesy American Sports Network/Patriot League)

04/30/2016

Women's Lacrosse Senior Day vs. Army West Point

The Loyola women's lacrosse team hosted Army West Point for Senior Day on Saturday, April 30

05/09/2015

Women's Lacrosse vs. Bryant

Loyola defeated Bryant, 21-3, in the NCAA Championships First Round on May 8, 2015.

Worth Noting
• Drafted by the Baltimore Ride for inaugural season of UWLX
• Three-time IWLCA All-America (Third Team '14, '15; Second Team '16)
• All-Mid-Atlantic Region ('13, '14, '15, '16)
• Patriot League Defensive Player of the Year ('14, '15, '16)
• All-conference (BIG EAST Second Team: '13; Patriot League First Team: '14, '15, '16)
• All-IL Women Team ('16)
• Patriot League All-Tournament Team ('14, '15, '16)
• ECAC Defensive Player of the Year ('16)
• North-South Senior All-Star Participant ('16)

Preseason Patriot League Defensive Player of the Year ('14, '15, '16)
• Patriot League 25th Anniversary Team ('15)
• Preseason All-Patriot League ('14, '15, '16)
• Patriot League Academic Honor Roll ('15, '16)

2016 (Senior)
• Became League’s first third-straight Defensive Player of the Year and third three-time major award winner
• IWLCA All-America Second Team
• All-Patriot League First Team at defense
• Patriot League All-Tournament Team
• Preseason All-America First Team by ILWomen
• Tewaaraton Award Watch List honoree
• Preseason Patriot League Defensive Player of the Year
• Preseason All-Patriot League Team
• Started and played in 19 games throughout the season
• Led team and Patriot League with 63 ground balls and 50 caused turnovers
• Ranked in the top-five nationally in both stat categories; 5th in NCAA in caused turnovers and ground balls per game
• Had five five-plus ground ball games

• Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week on March 14 after shutting down No. 8 UVa’s offense
• Scooped up a then-career-high six ground balls at BU; the last time a Greyhound had at least six GBs in a game was 2012 (Kellye Gallagher, 7 vs. UMBC)
• Finished with a personal-best seven caused turnovers and seven ground balls at Colgate
• Named Patriot League Defenseive Player of the Week for a third time after Holy Cross game where she had six ground balls and seven caused turnovers 
• Also recorded 150th ground ball vs. Crusaders
• Caused 100th career turnover vs. Bucknell to become fifth player in Loyola history to reach 100
• Also scooped up 50th GB of the season vs. the Bison
• Scored first career goal vs. Army West Point

2015 (Junior)
IWLCA All-America Third Team 
All-Mid-Atlantic Region First Team
Voted Patriot League Defensive Player of the Year for second-straight season
All-Patriot League First Team for second-consecutive year
Selected to Patriot League All-Tournament Team
• Named to Patriot League Academic Honor Roll
Two-time Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week
• Started and played all 22 games at defense
Held Hopkins’ Jen Cook without a shot and played last 15 minutes and overtime on Haley Schweizer, holding her without a goal in that time
Named to Patriot League honor roll for performance
Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week (3/23)
Held Allison LaBeau, Lehigh’s top scorer and 2014 PL Rookie of the Year, scoreless for the first time this season
Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week (3/30)
ECAC DI South Defensive Player of the Week (3/31)
Tied career-highs of five ground balls and three caused turnovers at Holy Cross, while also winning a personal-best five draw controls
Caused 50th turnover at Navy, drawing a charge on the Mids’ Loren Generi
Picked up 100th ground ball vs. No. 4 Boston College
• Led field players with 46 ground balls and 25 caused turnovers
Led all field player in the Patriot League in ground balls
Anchored a defense that ranked 15th in the NCAA with 8.09 goals-against average
Defense also ranked first in the Patriot League in GAA (6.25), save percentage (.550) and caused turnovers (11.00 per game) in League only games

Preseason and Midseason All-America Second Team by ILWomen
Tewaaraton Award Watch List
Preseason Patriot League Defensive Player of the Year
Preseason All-Patriot League Team

2014 (Sophomore)
• IWLCA All-America Third Team
• IWLCA All-Mid-Atlantic Region First Team
Patriot League Defensive Player of the Year
• All-Patriot League First Team
• Patriot League All-Tournament Team
• Preseason All-Patriot League
• ECAC All-Stars Second Team ('14)
• Started and played all 21 games at defense
• Team's top mark-up defender
• Led true defenders with 16 caused turnovers and was second with 25 ground balls

2013 (Freshman)
• All-Mid-Atlantic Region Second Team
• All-BIG EAST Second Team
• One of four freshmen to earn all-conference honors and the lone defender
• Started in all 19 games she appeared in
• Made collegiate debut vs. No. 8 Virginia
• Named BIG EAST Defender of the Week after holding Mackenzie Cyr scoreless (No. 10 PSU)
• Earned first career point by clearing the ball vs. UMBC and assisting Dalton's first goal of the game
• Career-high five groundballs against No. 20 UConn, and at No. 3 North Carolina
• Ranks fourth on Loyola's Freshman chart for Caused Turnovers with 18

High School
• Helped lead team to their 12th-straight Phila Catholic league title and advanced to the quarterfinals in 2012
• Named team captain her senior year
• Earn first-team All-Delco honors
• Was a two-time honoree on All-Main Line
• Received All-Catholic honors
• Was a two time All-Delco honoree
• Was a student ambassador sophomore year

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