March 29, 2011

Women's Lacrosse Players of the Week

Women’s Lacrosse (for the week ending March 27, 2011)

Division II

Offensive Player of the Week

Meredith Howe – Lake Erie College
Sophomore, Attacker, Fayetteville, N.Y

Howe scored 10 goals and added three assists in two games last week, helping Lake Erie to a 1-1 record in a pair of nonconference games. She had six goals and an assist in an 18-15 loss at Tiffin and then scored four times and added two helpers in a 16-11 victory at Indiana Tech Saturday, securing the team’s first win of the year.

Defensive Player of the Week

Frankie Caridi – Adelphi University
Freshman, Goalkeeper, East Northport, N.Y.

Caridi led the Panthers to three wins, picking up her first collegiate shutout, and remaining undefeated in the college ranks.  On the week, she made 29 saves while playing all 180 minutes in net.  She had a 7.0 goals-against average to go along with a .580 save percentage.


Division III New England

Co-Offensive Player of the Week

Ashley Hansbury – Curry College
Senior, Attacker, Chelmsford, Mass.

Hansbury collected 11 goals and four assists, while tallying 18 draw controls, six ground balls, five caused turnovers and two game-winning goals in a 2-0 week for the Colonels. In a close 13-12 victory over The Commonwealth Coast Conference foe Roger Williams, she scored five goals, including the game-winner with five seconds left in the game, and had an assist. She then had a stick in nine goals, netting six herself and assisting on the other three, in a 22-11 victory over TCCC opponent Gordon. She also collected 11 draw controls and three ground balls.

Co-Offensive Player of the Week

Alyssa Marchant – Saint Joseph’s College (ME)
Senior, Midfielder, Wakefield, Mass.

Marchant had 14 goals, four assists and 28 draw controls in a 2-0 week for the Monks.  She recorded 13 points with 10 goals and three assists and had 20 draw controls in a season-opening win over Maine-Farmington on Tuesday. Later in the week, she tallied four goals and an assist in a 16-5 win over Thomas (ME).

Defensive Player of the Week

Kelly Last – Simmons College
Sophomore, Goalkeeper, West Haven, Conn.

Last had 32 saves and allowed only 13 goals in three games last week for the Sharks. On Wednesday against Framingham State, she made 19 saves and was a vital part in the win.  For the week, she averaged a .711 save percentage and a 4.3 goals-against average. 

Division III Upstate

Co-Offensive Player of the Week

Caroline Buonocore – SUNY Geneseo
Freshman, Attacker, Syracuse, N.Y.

Buonocore set the school record for goals in a game by a freshman with eight, including the game-winner with 25 seconds left, as the Blue Knights defeated host No. 19-ranked William Smith Saturday afternoon, 16-15.  Geneseo is 3-0 on the season, led by Buonocore with 19 goals and 19 points.

Co-Offensive Player of the Week

Tammy Kohanski – Utica College
Senior, Attacker, Syracuse, N.Y.

Kohanski eclipsed the 200-point barrier for her career after scoring a season-high seven points on five goals and two assists in a 9-7 win over Clarkson. The school all-time record-holder, with 206 points, added a game-high three caused turnovers, two ground balls and two draw controls.

Defensive Player of the Week

Shelby Barbay – Utica College
Junior, Goalkeeper, Waterloo, N.Y.

Barbay became the all-time Utica leader in saves with 326 in just over two full seasons as she made 15 stops to lead the Pioneers past Clarkson, 9-7. Utica was outshot 28-24, yet Barbay’s .682 save percentage held true for the victory.

Division III Metro/South

Offensive Player of the Week

Lauren Ehrhardt – Franklin & Marshall College
Junior, Midfielder, Westbury, N.Y.

Ehrhardt scored six goals and assisted on two more as the Diplomats handed two opponents their first defeats of the season. She tallied twice, including the overtime game-winner, versus top-ranked and defending national champion Salisbury. Ehrhardt tallied four times, plus an assist, against Washington College.

Defensive Player of the Week

Maggie Mae Shields – Franklin & Marshall College
Sophomore, Midfielder, Bryn Mawr, Pa.

Shields led the Diplomat defensive effort that handed a pair of opponents (Salisbury, Washington College) their first loss of the season. In the 2-0 week, she caused two turnovers, recovered six ground balls and won eight draws.  The sophomore helped allow just 7.5 goals per game.