DONOVAN NAMED CACC WOMEN'S LACROSSE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
NEW HAVEN, CT - Katie Donovan of Chestnut Hill College has been tabbed the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Women's Lacrosse Player of the Week for the week ending Sunday, March 15. Mary Sing of Wilmington University garnered Rookie of the Week honors.
Donovan, a 5-6 senior attack from Conshohocken, PA, tied an NCAA Division II single-game record with 13 goals in a victory over American International College. She followed with five goals in a CACC-opening victory over Holy Family. She tallied 18 goals on 27 shots and four assists to lead the Griffins to a 2-0 week.
Sing, a 5-11 freshman attack from Lewes, DE, recorded six goals and six assists in two victories last week for the Wildcats, including three goals and five assists against American International. She also had three goals and one assist at St. Thomas Aquinas.
Danielle Niccoli, Wilmington (So., M, 5-7, Baltimore, MD) - Tallied nine goals and four assists in two wins last week over AIC and St. Thomas Aquinas.
Ryan McGrath, Georgian Court (So., A, Manasquan, NJ) - Scored eight goals along with one assist in a 2-1 week.
Jenn James, Holy Family (So., A, 5-6, Philadelphia, PA) - Posted four goals in two games last week.
Chestnut Hill - Senior Katie Donovan scored 13 goals against AIC to tie an NCAA Division II single-game record and reach the 200-goal plateau for her career. She then scored five tallies in the win over Holy Family University, the first ever CACC Women's Lacrosse contest. She totaled 18 goals this week (9.00/gm) and four assists and leads the Griffins with 20 goals and 24 points this season. She was 2-for-4 on Free Position Attempts this week while collecting a ground ball, causing a turnover, and hustling to six draw controls.
Georgian Court - Christine Flaherty's (Jr.-Howell, NJ/Howell) goal with 30 seconds remaining gave the Georgian Court University Lions an 11-10 triumph over visiting Indiana (PA) University Sunday afternoon and a perfect 2-0 weekend. GCU (3-1) dropped East Stroudsburg University 13-10 on Saturday, also at home. GCU travels to Garden City, NY to take on #1 Adelphi University on Thursday and to Philadelphia University on Sunday to play its first-ever CACC contest.
Holy Family - Holy Family dropped a pair of games last week to the ninth-ranked University of New Haven (18-2) and Chestnut Hill (22-8). The game against Chestnut Hill was the first ever Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference women's lacrosse game. Against New Haven, attacks Lauren Greco and Jenn James scored the Tiger goals. Attack Gina Mansi tallied four goals, James added three and Greco had the other one in the contest against Chestnut Hill. This week, the Tigers visit Dowling on Wednesday and host Molloy on Saturday.
Philadelphia - PhilaU is still searching for its first win of
2009, and head coach George Chis-Luca's first collegiate victory.
Freshman Taylor Peltzer leads the team with six goals so far this