F&M Athletics Top-10 Unbreakable Records: Women’s Sports - No.’s 5-1

F&M Athletics Top-10 Unbreakable Records: Women’s Sports - No.’s 5-1

Women's Sports: 10-6 

LANCASTER, Pa. - We continue our countdown of the top-10 unbreakable records at Franklin & Marshall College for women's sports as we finish our list with the No.'s 5-1 selections.

To view the No.'s 10-6 unbreakable records for F&M women's sports, click here.

Women's Sports - No.'s 5-1

No. 5 - Margo Green '95 - Women's Squash - 103 Career Wins

Widely considered the greatest women's squash player in the 45-year history of F&M's program, Margo Green tops every meaningful statistical category for the Diplomats. She serves as the program's all-time winningest player with a 103-11 career mark and was the first student-athlete in collegiate squash history to tally 100 career wins at the No. 1 position. 

A four-time First Team All-American and a two-time winner of the Betty Richey Award (her sport's version of the Heisman Trophy), Green holds the F&M career wins record by an astonishing 45 victories. She also holds the top-four spots for single-season wins, with her 29-1 mark in 1994-95 topping the record book. 

No. 4 - Paige Moriarty '18 - Women's Lacrosse - 393 Career Points

Moriarty is arguably F&M's and the Centennial's most-prolific scorer after the attacker reset both record books during her historic four-year career. Her 230 career goals are second in Diplomat history and fourth in the CC, while her 163 assists are an F&M record and place second all-time in the Conference.

Combined, those two numbers put her 393 career point total out of reach, as the next closest on both lists belong to F&M's Blake Hargest '10, who collected 341 points. To put her lofty career total in perspective, Moriarty averaged 4.27 points per game across 92 contests.

No. 3 - Laurie Baker '78 - Women's Basketball - 66 Points vs. Wilson (Feb. 28, 1978) 

Baker had a penchant for remarkable scoring performances as the 5-9 guard holds the top-three spots for most points ever scored in a game by an F&M women's basketball player. Her 47 points against Wilson and her 41 tallied against Lancaster Bible in 1975 are prodigious, but she outdid herself in a Feb. 28, 1978 contest against Wilson, by registering 66. Baker tallied 25 first-half points, then poured in 41 in the second half, knocking down 32 total field goals. 

The Diplomats won the game by a 107-51 score, also tying a program mark for points in a game.

Baker graduated in 1978 as the program's all-time leading scorer with 1,502 points, which remains sixth all-time. 

No. 2 - Sheena Crawley '13 - Women's Track & Field - 4:49.55 (Mile) and 4:21.23 (1,500 meter)

Sheena Crawley's eight All-America honors, 12 Centennial gold medals, and eight school records are a testament to her dominance on the track. However, two of those marks stand out above the rest, since not only are those times F&M and CC records, but they also place within the NCAA Division III's all-time top-10.

Crawley's record in the mile stands at 4:49.55 which she set at the 2013 NCAA Indoor Championships where she placed second in the nation. That mark is currently good for the 11th-fastest mile in Division III history. Her time of 4:21.23 in the 1,500 at the 2013 Outdoor NCAA Championships also broke the school and Centennial record, and is currently good for seventh all-time among NCAA Division III runners.

How likely are these two marks to stand the test of time? No other Centennial student-athlete has come within five seconds of her indoor mile mark in last five years, and her 1,500-meter outdoor record hasn't been seriously threatened since 2016 when a Swarthmore runner finished a full three seconds behind her prodigious pace.

No. 1 - Beth Byrne '89 - Women's Soccer - 10 Goals (Game), 31 Goals (Season), 110 Goals (Career)

Not only was Byrne the most-dominating women's soccer player in F&M history, but she may also have been the College's most-dominating student-athlete across any sport. Her single-game, season, and career goals records for the program will likely never be broken.

On Oct. 29th, 1988, Byrne tallied 10 markers in an 11-0 route of Wilkes which earned her recognition by Sports Illustrated in its December edition of "Faces in the Crowd." Her 10 scores remain an NCAA Division III record, along with her 20 points accumulated in that contest. 

Byrne holds the top-four spots on the season goals list for F&M and tops the category with 31 scored in 1988. Byrne totaled 110 career tallies and became only the fifth player, male or female, ever to reach the 100-goal plateau. Today, that mark remains seventh in Division III, and her 1.80 goals-per-game average is second.