April 30, 2013

ECAC Women's Lacrosse Players of the Week (for the week ending April 28, 2013

Division III New England

Offensive Player of the Week

Meghan McNabb – Plymouth State University

Sophomore, Attack, Lexington, Mass.

McNabb registered 14 points, on 11 goals and three assists, to help Plymouth State post a 3-0 record this past week.  The sophomore tallied a hat trick in each match. She produced four goals and a helper in each of the Panthers conference wins, defeating Southern Maine and Rhode Island College. McNabb sandwiched a four-point game (3-1) at Fitchburg State between Little East opponents. She also collected three ground balls and caused a pair of turnovers.

Defensive Player of the Week

Johanna Currier  – University of New England

Junior, Defender, Holderness, N.H.

Currier helped lead the No. 6 seeded Nor’easters to a big 11-10 upset victory over No. 3 seeded Gordon in the quarterfinal round of the CCC tournament.  Currier had a season-high eight draw controls in the one goal victory, while also recording five ground balls and causing three turnovers.  Earlier in the week, she recorded six draw controls, two ground balls, caused three turnovers and scored two goals in a tough 14-12 loss to Curry.  The Nor’easters will now travel to take on the No. 2 seeded Endicott Gulls in a CCC semifinal on May 1 at 4:00 p.m.

Division III Mid-Atlantic

Offensive Player of the Week

Taylor Smith – Keuka College

Junior, Midfield, Webster, N.Y.

Smith did it all for the Storm, posting 17 points on 15 goals and two assists, while also collecting 11 groundballs, 18 draw controls and four caused turnovers with just two of her own turnovers to help lead the Storm to the NEAC regular season championship. Most of that damage came in a pair of conference victories over two playoff-bound squads, as she scored a contest-most six goals on seven shots to go along with an assist and a game-high nine draw controls in a 20-5 win over Cazenovia College Saturday, before adding seven more points on a game-high six goals and an assist in addition to a contest-best seven draw controls and six groundballs in an 18-11 win over the previously undefeated Morrisville State College Mustangs en route to clinching the top seed in this weekend’s conference tournament. Her 80 draw controls on the season are a program record and also currently leads the NEAC, while she is also fourth in goals (62) and fifth in both points (73) and groundballs (57).


Defensive Player of the Week

Lindsay Barrie – Rowan University

Junior, Goalie, Mariton, N.J.

 Barrie surrendered a combined 11 goals during a pair of non-conference victories for the Profs. She opened the week by securing 15 saves during a 16-11 non-conference road win at Catholic. Three days later, she needed just two saves in 51 minutes played to help Rowan secure a 16-0 shutout of Eastern. Barrie currently ranks fourth in the NJAC in goals against average (10.71).