Footscray's pocket rocket Rebecca Lane has claimed the Jennie Matthews Trophy for the first time!
The graceful attacker is the type of player all aspiring lacrosse athletes should model their game around. Blessed with natural speed, agility and stamina, Bec is also attributed with sheer determination and grit, qualities that are near impossible to teach.
In a season condensed into a 10 week period, the Women's State League competition was on another level in 2022... a level Bec thrived in. Squeezing a seasons worth of games into this period called for an unprecedented amount of dedication, where it was often required to play games back to back throughout the week, no one could fault the tireless efforts of Bec this year.
Choosing to return to her beloved Footscray LC and delaying a tremendous coaching opportunity at St Joseph University, Bec selflessly brought her talents home to give her teammates and peers the best possible chance of success at club and national level tournaments in 2022. A decision we are sure all of her teammates are extremely thankful for.
Accumulating 22 goals and eight assists, Bec not only led from the front on field but also off it. The Footscray dynamo continually demonstrated her passion for lacrosse and community sport through initiatives such as the VicSelect team and junior coaching programs at Footscray.
A genuine superstar of our game, Bec's season was one to remember as her inclusion in the Victorian Senior National team, WL Australian Women's World Championship team and the World Game Australian Women's team, in addition to her club premiership and now league Best & Fairest, capped off a memorable 2022.
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