UMass & La Salle Split Final A-10 Women's Lax Awards
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. -- La Salle’s Caitlyn Brostrand has been named the Atlantic 10 Women’s Lacrosse Player of the Week for games played between April 21 and April 27. Massachusetts’ Kelsey Sheridan was named Defensive Player of the Week and Co-Rookie of the Week honors were given to Allee Ilgenfritz of La Salle and Hannah Murphy of Massachusetts.
Brostrand drained five goals and added two assists for seven points on the weekend. She recorded a hat trick along with an assist at George Washington, and scored the game-winning goal in overtime to clinch the Explorers’ A-10 Championship berth. On Sunday, Brostrand added two goals and one assist in the win at George Mason.
Sheridan led UMass to a 2-0 weekend with a 21-8 win over St. Bonaventure and a 16-8 win at Duquesne to lock up the No. 1 seed in the Atlantic 10 Championship Sheridan finished the weekend with 5 caused turnovers, seven groundballs, one draw control, one goal and one assist. In transition play, helped UMass go 18-for-20 on clearing attempts while holding the opposition to 17-34. In the win over St. Bonaventure, Sheridan had three caused turnovers, five groundballs, a draw control, a goal and an assist. In the win at Duquesne, she had two caused turnovers and two groundballs.
Murphy finished the week with 15 draw controls, a goal, an assist, two groundballs and a caused turnover. She had a season high nine draw controls in the win over St. Bonaventure to go with an assist. Murphy played a key role in the win at Duquesne with a goal, six draw controls, two groundballs, and a caused turnover.
Ilgenfritz scored a team-high seven goals this weekend, making a significant contribution to the weekend sweep that clinched the Explorers a No. 3 seed in this week's Atlantic 10 Championship. She scored three goals in the Explorers' 8-7 overtime win at George Washington, which came on the heels of two rain delays. She kicked it up even more in Sunday's regular season finale, draining a season- and career-high four goals in the 13-4 win at George Mason.