Marlee Paton Awarded 2016 Shelley Maher Trophy
Lacrosse Victoria would like to congratulate Marlee Paton, of the Newport Ladies' Lacrosse Club, for being a joint recipient of the 2016 Shelley Maher Trophy. Marlee shares this award with South Australia's Beth Varga.
Marlee had a fantastic 2016 season; she played an integral role in Victoria's 2016 National Championship and was rewarded with a position in the 2016 ALA Women's National Championship All Star Team. Marlee also won the 2016 Lacrosse Victoria State League Women's Best and Fairest and was selected in the 2016 Lacrosse Victoria All Star Team.
Marlee is a two-time member of the Australian National Women's Team ('09,'13) and had a tremendous career with Division 1 powerhouse Loyola University in the USA.
Lacrosse Victoria would like to congratulate Marlee on this recognition of an incredible 2016 season.
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, and in 2009 a Life Member of Women’s Lacrosse Australia. She was active as a player with the Williamstown Women’s Lacrosse Club and represented Victoria in senior competition (2002, 2005). Shelley was an ALA Director (2007-2010) and now resides in the USA where she remains active in lacrosse as the Women’s Sector Director of the Federation of International Lacrosse.