2018 Shelley Maher Trophy & O C Isaachsen Trophy winners

2018 O C ISAACHSEN TROPHY for the BEST MALE PLAYER IN AUSTRALIA

CAMERON EVANGHELHO and BRAD GODDARD (WA)

ALA President Mike Slattery and Directors have much pleasure in congratulating Cameron and Brad on being equally awarded the 2018 O. C. Isaachsen Trophy.

The Isaachsen Trophy is awarded to the fairest and best player Australia-wide in the most senior men’s State competition home and away qualifying round matches, based on votes awarded by match referees.

This award was donated by Cedric Isaachsen to the Australian Lacrosse Council (ALC) in 1963.  He was a remarkable man who had a distinguished military career, rising to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and earning the honour of Companion of the Distinguished Service Order (DSO), followed by a distinguished legal career.  Mr Isaachsen was President of ALC 1962-65, then Vice-President for 14 years until 1979.  He was elected as a Fellow of the ALC in 1994.  He lived in South Australia and died in 2009, aged 97 years.

The trophy will be presented to Cameron and Brad in 2019, date and venue to be advised.

2018 SHELLEY MAHER TROPHY WINNER for the BEST FEMALE PLAYER IN AUSTRALIA

RACHEL KIRCHHEIMER (VIC)

ALA President Mike Slattery and Directors have much pleasure in congratulating Rachel on being awarded the 2018 Shelley Maher Trophy.

The Shelley Maher Trophy is awarded to the fairest and best player Australia-wide in the most senior women’s State competition home and away qualifying round matches, based on votes awarded by match umpires.

This award named in honour of Shelley Maher was instituted in 2012 by the ALA.  As the last President of Women’s Lacrosse Australia (2001-2009) Shelley committed to excellence in all areas of administration.  In her home State of Victoria Shelley was President of Women’s Lacrosse Victoria (1998-2001), and was elected a Life Member in 2001, also elected a Life Member of Women’s Lacrosse Australia in 2009.  She was active as a player with Williamstown Women’s Lacrosse Club and represented Victoria in senior competition (2002, 2005).  Shelley was an ALA Director (2007-2010) and Women’s Sector Director of the Federation of International Lacrosse (2008-July 2017).  She was awarded the honour of FIL Lifetime Achievement Award in 2017.

The trophy will be presented to Rachel in 2019, date and venue to be advised.

 

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