March 26, 2013

NEWPORT NEWS, VA -- The Atlantic 10 Conference has named Duquesne’s Amanda Kidder its Women’s Lacrosse Player of the week.  Massachusetts’ Morgan Walker has been named Defensive Player of the Week, while Saint Joseph’s Bonnie McShane was tabbed the league’s Rookie of the Week.

Kidder filled the stat sheet in a Dukes win over Niagara.  The sophomore midfielder scored a career-high eight goals and dished out two assists for 10 points.    Kidder also snared three groundballs, caused four turnovers and had one draw control in the 22-4 win.

Walker helped UMass hold Holy Cross to five goals in a 20-5 victory.   Walker grabbed five groundballs, caused four turnovers and was part of a defensive unit that held the Crusaders to just 11-of-19 on clear attempts.

McShane had five points in her first collegiate start against St. Mary’s.  The freshman attack scored two goals on six shots and dished out three assists.