Yesterday in a 20-11 Friends Schools League (FSL) victory over Westtown, Moorestown Friends School senior captain Noelle Smith broke the Girls’ Lacrosse career goal-scoring record. Her eight goals brought her total to 204, which surpassed the record of 201 held by Sarah Edwards Beeson ‘96.
“This is a tremendous accomplishment for Noelle,” said MFS Coach Paige Dougherty. “She has been a team leader for our program, and this record also reflects the hard work of the teammates around her.”
Smith was named First Team All-Friends Schools League in 2012 and 2013. The Foxes are currently 7-4, 4-3 in the FSL and have clinched a league playoff berth. Smith will attend Trinity College (CT) next year. The Bantams recently won their fourth consecutive New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) championship and won the NCAA Division III championship in 2012.
Moorestown Friends School is in its 56th year of sponsoring Girls’ Lacrosse. Lacrosse pioneer and South Jersey coaching legend Floss Brudon introduced the sport in 1958 — the same year Collingswood, Merchantville, and Moorestown high schools also began play.
The Moorestown Friends Girls’ Lacrosse program highlights include one state championship, four state finals appearances, and eight undefeated seasons. A detailed history of the program, published in 2008, is attached.