2 Marie Lerch
2 Marie Lerch
Height: 5-5
Year: So
Hometown: Nokesville, Va.
High School: Brentsville District
Position: M
Major: Criminal Justice/Political Science
gp 16
p 13
g 10
a 3

- “I made Virginia Wesleyan my first choice because I liked the small community feel as well as the small class sizes for individual help. I like the opportunities the area has to offer and all the things you can get involved with at the school.”
- Selected Virginia Wesleyan over Bridgewater College, Lynchburg College, James Madison University, Longwood University, and Christopher Newport University

Career Highs
Goals: 5 - (at Hollins - 3/19/16)
Assists: 2 - (2x, most recent, Sweet Briar - 4/19/17)
Points: 6 - (at Hollins - 3/19/16)
Ground Balls: 3 - (at Guilford - 4/9/16)
Caused Turnovers: 2 - (2x, most recent, Bridgewater - 4/13/16)
Draw Controls: 4 - (at Penn State-Abington - 3/21/16)

2016-17 ODAC All-Academic Team

Sophomore (2017): Started in all 16 games as a sophomore… Scored 10 goals on the year with three assists… Posted hat tricks in two Marlin victories, against Washington & Jefferson on March 20 and at Randolph on April 14… Registered season-bests of four points at Randolph and against Sweet Briar on April 19… Also added nine ground balls, four draw controls, and five caused turnovers.

Freshman (2016): Started all 17 games for the Marlins as a first-year… Fourth on the team with 17 goals on the season… Scored five goals with an assist at Hollins University on March 19… Posted 10 goals in a three-game span from March 15 to March 21… Garnered four draw controls at Penn St.-Abington on March 21.

Before VWC:  Three-year starter for the lacrosse team… Second Team All-Conference at attack as a junior and senior… Named Offensive Player of the Year as a sophomore, junior and senior… Tallied 70 goals, 19 assists, and 23 draw controls in her high school career… Added 151 goals in her four years on the varsity team… Named a 2015 US Lacrosse Academic All-American… Honor roll… Member of the Beta Club, National Honor Society, and Community 4-H Club.

Personal: Daughter of MaryBeth and Alan Lerch… Has two younger siblings, David and Emily… Mother, MaryBeth, played lacrosse and rowed crew for Washington College where her father, Alan, also played baseball and soccer.

Get to Know Marie

- Enjoys horseback riding and spending time with family
- Fan of women’s lacrosse player Taylor Cummings, the Washington Nationals, and celebrity Rebel Wilson
- Favorites include the movie “The Notebook”, the book “Fly a Little Higher” by Laura Sobiech, and TV Shows “White Collar”, “Gossip Girl”, and “One Tree Hill”

  • Self-description in 10 words or less:  “I am strong-willed, honest, and independent.”
  • My favorite aspect of being an athlete is: “I like being challenged every day and having something to focus on and work for. I love having teammates to push me. That’s what makes being an athlete so special.”
  • If you could spend a day with a famous person from any time period, who would it be and why?: “F. Scott Fitzgerald, because I would want to experience the 20’s and understand what that life would have been like. It seems so fun and care-free, even though there were risks, it seems interesting.”
  • People might be surprised to know this about me…: “I live on a farm with chickens, pigs, horses, rabbits, a cat and a dog.”
  • It’s the year 2030 and I am doing this…: “I am practicing as a successful lawyer after having traveled out of the country and around the states for new experiences.”
Recent Games
Apr 4 at Lynchburg L, 17-4
Apr 8 Guilford L, 21-11
Apr 12 at Bridgewater (Va.) L, 19-4
Apr 14 at Randolph W, 20-6
Apr 19 Sweet Briar W, 20-0
Apr 29 at Roanoke L, 22-8
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 16 8
Points 13 5
Goals 10 4
Assists 3 1
Shots 33 11
Shooting percentage 30.3 36.4
Shots on goal 27 10
Shots on goal percentage 81.8 90.9
Free position goals-shots 3-10 2-4
Ground balls 9 3
Draw controls 4 2
Turnovers 28 14
Caused turnovers 5 3
Fouls 1 1
Date Opponent Score g a pts fpg-fps gb dc to ct sh sh% sog sog%
Feb 22 at #18 St. Mary's (Md.) L, 15-5 0 0 0 0-0 1 0 3 1 1 0.0 1 100.0
Mar 1 at Chris. Newport L, 18-2 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 100.0
Mar 4 at Methodist L, 15-10 0 0 0 0-1 1 1 1 0 1 0.0 1 100.0
Mar 7 Coast Guard L, 11-10 1 0 1 1-2 0 0 1 0 3 33.3 2 66.7
Mar 10 Greensboro L, 14-12 0 0 0 0-2 1 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0.0
Mar 16 Manhattanville L, 14-13 0 0 0 0-1 1 0 5 0 3 0.0 1 33.3
Mar 20 Wash. & Jeff. W, 18-12 3 0 3 0-0 0 0 3 0 4 75.0 4 100.0
Mar 25 at #4 Washington and Lee L, 19-4 1 0 1 0-0 1 0 1 0 2 50.0 2 100.0
Mar 29 Randolph-Macon L, 17-0 0 0 0 0-0 0 1 1 1 0 - 0 -
Apr 1 Shenandoah L, 18-5 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 2 0 0 - 0 -
Apr 4 at Lynchburg L, 17-4 0 0 0 0-0 1 0 4 0 1 0.0 1 100.0
Apr 8 Guilford L, 21-11 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 1 1 0 - 0 -
Apr 12 at Bridgewater (Va.) L, 19-4 0 0 0 0-0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 -
Apr 14 at Randolph W, 20-6 3 1 4 2-4 0 0 2 1 7 42.9 7 100.0
Apr 19 Sweet Briar W, 20-0 2 2 4 0-0 2 1 1 1 7 28.6 7 100.0
Apr 29 at Roanoke L, 22-8 0 0 0 0-0 0 1 3 0 1 0.0 0 0.0
  gp gs g a pts fpg-fps gb dc to ct sh sh% sog sog%
2015-16 17 17 17 4 21 6-15 10 10 32 5 41 41.5 33 80.5
2016-17 16 16 10 3 13 3-10 9 4 28 5 33 30.3 27 81.8
Total 33 33 27 7 34 9-25 19 14 60 10 74 36.5 60 81.1
  gp gs g a pts fpg-fps gb dc to ct sh sh% sog sog%
Total 16 16 10 3 13 3-10 9 4 28 5 33 30.3 27 81.8
Conference 8 8 4 1 5 2-4 3 2 14 3 11 36.4 10 90.9
Exhibition - - - - 0 0-0 - - - - - - - -
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Home 8 8 6 2 8 1-5 4 2 14 3 19 31.6 14 73.7
Away 8 8 4 1 5 2-5 5 2 14 2 14 28.6 13 92.9
Neutral - - - - 0 0-0 - - - - - - - -
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Wins 3 3 8 3 11 2-4 2 1 6 2 18 44.4 18 100.0
Losses 13 13 2 0 2 1-6 7 3 22 3 15 13.3 9 60.0
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February 1 1 0 0 0 0-0 1 0 3 1 1 0.0 1 100.0
March 8 8 5 0 5 1-6 4 2 12 1 16 31.3 11 68.8
April 7 7 5 3 8 2-4 4 2 13 3 16 31.3 15 93.8