April 12, 2011

Women's Lacrosse Players of the Week

Women’s Lacrosse (for the week ending April 10, 2011)

Division II

Offensive Player of the Week

Claire Peterson – Adelphi University
Junior, Attacker, Wantagh, N.Y.

Peterson led the Panthers to two wins last week, defeating American International and No. 5 Stonehill.  She had 20 points off seven goals and 13 assists, while adding five ground balls and a draw control.  She scored five goals and seven assists in the 20-14 victory over Stonehill on her way to her second consecutive ECAC Offensive Player of the Week honor.

Defensive Player of the Week

Rachael Goldstein – Dowling College
Senior, Goalkeeper, Ridge, N.Y.

Goldstein was outstanding between the pipes Wednesday as she made 17 saves and scooped up five ground balls in Dowling’s key conference win against Molloy. She followed by making four stops in picking up the win against Mercy.


Division III New England

Offensive Player of the Week

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

Hansbury broke the NCAA Division III career total points record in a 22-1 victory over The Commonwealth Coast Conference opponent Regis last week, tallying 11 points with eight goals and three assists. On the week, she totaled 13 goals, chipped in nine assists, picked up seven ground balls, 13 draw controls and seven caused turnovers.  Hansbury has recorded a total of 441 points during her career.

Defensive Player of the Week

Lorin Field – Plymouth State University
Freshman, Goalkeeper, Hollis, N.H.

Field made 22 saves to backstop Plymouth State to a 3-0 week.  The Hollis, N.H. product recorded a 5.50 goals-against average and a .667 save percentage. She made 14 saves in an 8-7 conference win at UMass-Dartmouth on Friday.

Division III Upstate

Co-Offensive Player of the Week

Shelby Vakiener – Rochester Institute of Technology
Sophomore, Midfielder, Fairpoint, N.Y.

Vakiener tied a school record with 11 points in a 19-7 win over Alfred on Sunday. She tallied six goals and added five assists, scoring three times in the second half when the Tigers outscored the Saxons, 11-0. Vakiener posted four goals, an assist, eight ground balls and five draw controls in the Tigers’ 15-12 victory over Utica.

Co-Offensive Player of the Week

Sarah Bray – Hamilton College
Senior, Midfielder, Rockville, Md.

Bray posted seven goals, seven assists, seven ground balls, 10 draw controls and four caused turnovers in three wins. She tied a season high with four goals and added three assists in Tuesday's 16-6 win against No. 9 Middlebury. She added two goals and three assists in Friday's 18-0 win against Vassar. Her first point against Vassar was the 200th of her Hamilton career. She is the fourth player in program history to reach the milestone.

Defensive Player of the Week

Ally Levy – SUNY Cortland
Sophomore, Goalkeeper, Reisterstown, Md.

Levy helped lead fifth-ranked Cortland to a 3-0 record last week, posting a 3-0 mark in the cage with a 6.40 goals-against average and a .543 save percentage. In a 10-5 win at Brockport, she stopped nine shots and followed with nine saves in a 17-7 home win versus William Smith. Levy then played the first half in a 13-8 win at Buffalo State, allowing four goals. For the season, she has an 8-0 record with a 7.95 GAA and a .524 save percentage.

Division III Metro/South

Offensive Player of the Week

Hana Krechel – Lebanon Valley College
Sophomore, Midfielder, Fawn Grove, Pa.

Hana Krechel averaged 7.0 points per game in a 2-1 week for Lebanon Valley, scoring 11 goals with 10 assists and 17 draw controls in the three games. The sophomore set a program single-game record with seven assists and 11 points at Wilkes on Friday. For the week, she averaged 3.6 goals, 3.3 assists, 3.6 ground balls, 5.6 draw controls and 2.0 caused turnovers while going 4-for-6 on free-position shots.

Defensive Player of the Week

Mary Waller – The College of New Jersey
Senior, Goalkeeper, Bel Air, Md.

Waller earns ECAC Defensive Player of the Week honors for the third time this season after sur­rendering just six goals in a pair of wins during the week for the No. 1 Lions. She opened the week by producing 30 minutes of scoreless play in goal during TCNJ’s 17-0 New Jersey Athletic Conference road win at Rutgers-Camden. Five days later, she notched a career-high 16 saves to propel the Lions to an 11-6 non-conference road win at No. 2 Salisbury.