LANCASTER, Pa. – Franklin & Marshall's Paige Moriarty was named the 2016 Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Division III Attacker of the Year. The award, along with Midfielder, Defender, and Goalie of the Year, is the highest honor available in collegiate women's lacrosse. Moriarty is the third Diplomat to garner the distinction after Blake Hargest in 2010 and Jen Pritchard in 2007 and 2009.
Moriarty (Glen Ridge, N.J. / Glen Ridge) earned three first-team honors this postseason as she was named First Team All-America, All-Region, and All-Centennial Conference (CC). She also became just the third Diplomat in program history to be selected as CC Offensive Player of the Year to go along with her unanimous selection to the CC First Team.
The sophomore finished the season ranked fifth in the country in points (108) and sixth in goals (78) to go along with 30 assists. She scored three or more goals in 17 games, including a career-high seven goals in a 20-5 victory over McDaniel on April 9. Her 108 points broke the program's season record, previously held by Lauren Petrella '94.
The Diplomats reached a second-consecutive NCAA Final Four in 2016 and tied the program record for wins in a season after posting a 21-3 record and a 9-0 mark in the Centennial.