Laffey named NCEA Rider of the Month

Larissa Laffey

Nov. 19, 2012

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State equestrian rider Larissa Laffey was named the Most Outstanding Player for the month of October by the National Collegiate Equestrian Association (NCEA) for her strong performances in Equitation on the Flat. Laffey, along with riders from SMU, Texas A&M and Auburn earned honors.

Head coach Casie Maxwell felt that the award was well deserved.

“Larissa has had a fabulous start to her senior season as to be expected from her,” Maxwell said. “She is a very talented rider and has been putting herself out there this season, and thus has seen the results in her stats.”

A senior from Byfield, Mass., Laffey finished the fall season with an overall record of 7-2 while holding a perfect 4-0 in October while bringing in two MOP awards. She holds wins over riders from Baylor, New Mexico State, West Texas A&M and South Dakota State. Laffey was a key member in helping K-State go on a six meet winning streak.

Maxwell is excited to see how Laffey will finish off her stellar career in the spring.

“We are very proud of her and look forward to her continued success this season.”

SMU’s Alex Butterworth (Equitation Over Fences), Texas A&M’s Laura Brainard (Horsemanship) and Auburn’s Indy Roper (Reining) were also named to the list by the NCEA office.

K-State begins the spring season on February 1, with a two-meet stretch in Fresno, Cali., with matches against Fresno State and Auburn.

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