ABBATE CLAIMS FIRST-EVER CACC WOMEN'S LACROSSE PLAYER OF WEEK HONOR
NEW HAVEN, CT - The inaugural season of Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Women's Lacrosse commenced last week and Alley Abbate of Georgian Court University has claimed the first-ever CACC Player of the Week award. Philadelphia's Taylor Peltzer was named Rookie of the Week.
Abbate, a junior midfielder from Oceanport, NJ, scored five goals and two assists for seven points in GCU's season-opening victory over Kutztown. She scored her five goals on eight shots and picked up one ground ball.
Peltzer, a freshman attack from Holland, PA, tallied five goals in two games and got off nine total shots. She picked up seven ground balls and forced two turnovers. She posted four goals in a 15-10 loss at Bentley.
Jenn James, Holy Family (So., M, 5-6, Philadelphia, PA) - Earned four goals on four shots in a season-opening loss at Seton Hill.
Maryanne Glass, Chestnut Hill (Jr., A, 5-4, Baltimore, MD) - Scored three goals in a season-opening loss to Molloy.
Holy Family - Holy Family played its first ever game on March 1 and lost to Seton Hill, 14-7. Midfielder Jenn James led Holy Family with four goals. Midfielder Gina Mansi recorded three goals, including the first goal in program history. Midfielder Kelly McGrogran was the team leader in ground balls with four. Goalkeeper Melissa Jenkins stopped 25 shots in the contest. Holy Family returns to the field on Tuesday, March 10 a t New Haven. The team's first ever home game will come on Saturday, March 14 at 1 p.m. against conference opponent Chestnut Hill.
Georgian Court - GCU's home opener vs. American Intl was postponed on Sunday due to poor field conditions as a result of last week's snowstorm. They will now try to kick off the home schedule vs. nationally-ranked C.W. Post University on Tuesday at 3:30 PM.