April 21, 2009
EASTON, Pa. -
After finishing his career with double-digit saves in his final three games, Lafayette men's lacrosse senior goalkeeper Jeff Canfield has been named to the All-Patriot League Second Team.
Canfield tallied 133 saves during the 2009 campaign. He started in every game and notched a 9.38 goals-against average in the Leopards' 13 contests.
He leaves Lafayette third all-time in career saves with 570 stops. The honor is the second consecutive year Canfield has been named to the all-league second team.
Canfield may have saved his best for last. In his final game on Saturday night against Lehigh, the Kinnelon, N.J. native made a number of clutch saves to preserve Lafayette's 9-8 victory over its archrival, including two in the final minutes while the Mountain Hawks were trying to tie the game.
He'll graduate in May with a degree in Economics and plans to coach lacrosse this summer while pursuing a job within his degree.
Head coach Terry Mangan reflected on Canfield's senior season and career.
"I'm very pleased that Jeff made the all-league team, as every squad in our league had an excellent goalie this year," Mangan said. "Jeff did a great job for us, not only this year, but overall in his four years at Lafayette."
Lafayette ends its 2009 season 6-7 overall and 2-4 in the Patriot League. The six wins are the most since 2001 and the Leopards finish tied for fourth in the final regular season Patriot League standings.