LANCASTER, Pa. -- Franklin & Marshall junior defender Vanessa Budd is a finalist for the Lacrosse Magazine Player of the Year. Lacrosse Magazine has selected five finalists for each division in the NCAA as well as the MCLA and WCLA club ranks, and want to know where the fans rank them.
Fan voting will appear in the February issue of Lacrosse Magazine, alongside the staff picks.
Click here to vote for Budd.
Budd (Darien, Conn. / Darien High School) was named to the IWCLA All-America and All-Metro Region First Team last season, earned Centennial Conference (CC) Defensive Player of the Year as well as CC First Team honors. Budd anchored the Diplomats on the defensive side of the ball, as F&M gave up 14.74 goals per game. The sophomore was second on the team in ground balls at 33, caused the second-most turnovers with 20, and finished with 43 draw controls.
F&M opens the season on Feb. 24 when the Diplomats travel to York for a 3:30 p.m. contest.