January 22, 2014 December 2013 Female Athlete of the Month
Desiree Lawrence has been nothing short of brilliant for the Lady Knights this season, landing her the female Athlete of the Month title for December. She has contributed greatly in every statistical category for the Lady Knights. Lawrence is second on the team in scoring, averaging right under 20 points per game. However, she leads the team in assists, steals and minutes played per game.
Lawrence has an amazing court sense and feel for the game that allows her to set teammates up for easy scoring opportunities. This season she averages 6.5 assists per game, which places her fourth amongst the conference leaders in this category.
“Desiree is amazing at creating ways for her teammates to score, and she seems to see things develop before others are aware of them,” says teammate Jasmine Robinson.
Lawrence plays the position of point guard, which requires her to serve as the coach on the floor and set the tone for teammates. Robinson also said that “Desiree knows how to manage the game, she knows when it is time to change speeds to a faster pace and get out in transition, as well as when it is time to slow things down and run through our offense.”
These qualities make Lawrence a huge contributor to the team.