Lacrosse great, Sarah Forbes, honoured by Lacrosse WA

Sarah Forbes
Sarah Forbes  

Wembley alumni, Sarah Forbes, honoured by Lacrosse WA with perpetual trophy “Sarah Forbes Trophy for Highest Point Scorer”.

When the decision was made to introduce a new trophy for the State League women, a perpetual trophy name was required.  In a unanimous vote from the LWA Board and LWA Women’s Sub-committee, Sarah Forbes was the obvious choice.

Forbes was selected for four Australian World Cup teams, beginning as an 18 year old in 1993, then 2001 (player and Assistant Coach), 2005 and 2009 making All World team at two World Cups.  Sarah was Australian Captain in 2005 and 2009, in 2005 leading Australia to a 14-7 World Cup victory and being honoured with the John Wesley Patterson Spirit of Lacrosse Award for the player of the Tournament.

Internationally, Sarah attended the University of Maryland in the USA where she was three-time All-American, National Offensive Player of the Year (1997) and was named the ACC Female Athlete of the Year (1997). In 2006 Sarah was named in the USA’s National Collegiate Athletic Association’s 25 year Anniversary team of women’s lacrosse all-time greats. Forbes was a member of three national championship teams and one national runner-up team during her four-year career at Maryland and is one of the top offensive players in the school’s history.  Sarah was elected to the Maryland Terrapins Athletics Hall of Fame in 2012.

At Wembley Lacrosse Club, Forbes cemented an ethos of great sportsmanship, “be uncomplaining, be tough, train hard and try your heart out”.  Sarah now lives in Dunsborough with her family and remains a proactive lacrosse supporter.

Excerpts of this article were taken from "Wembley Lacrosse Club - Celebrating Eighty Years".


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