Exhibiting athleticism and poise, Arlington’s Kelsey Hoffman has earned conference defensive player of the week honors three times as the starting goalie for the Franklin & Marshall women’s lacrosse team this season.
Showcasing her speed and a powerful shot, sophomore attack Emily Everdell of Littleton is the program’s third-leading scorer.
Together, the two give head coach Mike Faith a great 1-2 punch at opposite ends of the field—two reasons that a Centennial Conference tournament title and NCAA Division 3 berth are within reach for F&P. The 13-3 Diplomats, ranked sixth nationally, takes on Haverford College Saturday in a Centennial semifinal. Hoffman (Buckingham, Browne & Nichols) has a 49.8 save percentage while Everdell (Acton-Boxborough Regional) has racked up 30 goals. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
Marvin Pave can be reached at email@example.com.