Feb. 27, 2013

Feb. 27, 2013

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - The Atlantic 10 Conference has named sophomore Jenna Schlagenhauf of St. Bonaventure and Temple senior Charlotte Swavola the Lacrosse Co-Offensive Players of the Week. Massachusetts sophomore Rachel Vallarelli was named Defensive Player of the Week and Temple freshman Rachel Schwaab was named the league's Rookie of the Week. The awards were announced Tuesday for games played from Feb. 18 - 24.

Schlagenhauf scored a game-high four goals on just five shots in the Bonnies' 15-14 win over Winthrop. The four goals were two more than Schlagenhauf's previous career total of two. An attacker from Clarence Center, N.Y., her fourth goal of the game came during a 3-0 scoring run over the final ten minutes of the game to claim to the come from behind victory.

Swavola scored four goals to lead the Owls to a 14-7 win over Lehigh on Feb. 23. The Cheltenham, Pa., native, she also recorded an assist in the game. Swavola, an attacker, earned four draw controls in the win along with a ground ball and caused turnover. She scored on a free position shot seven minutes into the second half to record what would become the game-winning goal.

Vallarelli, a goalie, made six saves while allowing just eight goals in UMass' 18-9 win at New Hampshire. The sophomore from Hartsdale, N.Y., made five first half saves giving up just four goals. In the second half, she had one save and allowed four goals in just 24 minutes of work.

An attacker form Baltimore, Md., Schwaab notched the first hat trick of her career with three goals in a narrow, 8-7 win versus Rutgers on Feb. 20. Her first two goals were scored back-to-back late in the first half to tie the game after the Owls had trailed by two. She scored another two goals for the week in a 14-7 win against Lehigh on Feb. 23, tallying one of the goals off her only free position attempt. Schwaab also recorded two ground balls, a draw control and a caused turnover for the week and she came off the bench in both contests.