Oct. 14, 2005
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Former Maryland standout Sarah Forbes was honored with the Wes Patterson Award as the player who embodies the "spirit of the game." The award is given by the International Federation of Women's Lacrosse Associations (IFWLA) in recognition of West Patterson who was a friend of women's lacrosse in both spirit and presence.
Forbes helped lead Australia to this year's World Cup in Annapolis, Md.
The recipient of the award displays sportsmanship, team cooperation and contribution, unselfish play, fairness and generosity, courtesy in her relations with others, and one who accepts the results of the game and the decision of officials.
Forbes was presented the award by Carol Patterson, in honor of her late husband Wes at the Closing Ceremony of the World Cup.