ALA O C Isaachsen Trophy and Shelley Maher Trophy 2019 Winners

2019 O C ISAACHSEN TROPHY WINNER for the FAIREST and BEST MALE PLAYER IN AUSTRALIA

LACHLAN WALKER (WA)

ALA President Glenn Morley and Directors have much pleasure in congratulating Lachlan on being awarded the 2019 O. C. Isaachsen Trophy. Lachlan played a total of 18 games for Wanneroo – Joondalup’s State League Men’s side scoring 51 goals for the season with a recorded 36 assists.

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 Lachlan in 2020, date and venue to be advised.

 

2019 SHELLEY MAHER TROPHY WINNER for the FAIREST and BEST FEMALE PLAYER IN AUSTRALIA

MADISON COPELAND (WA)

ALA President Glenn Morley and Directors have much pleasure in congratulating Madison on being awarded the 2019 Shelley Maher Trophy. Madison played a total of 13 games for East Fremantle’s State League Women’s side scoring 59 goals for the season with a recorded 18 assists.

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 a FIL Lifetime Achievement Award in 2017.

The trophy will be presented to Madison in 2020, date and venue to be advised.

Best & Fairest

 

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