CHESTNUT HILL'S COVELLA EARNS CACC PLAYER OF THE WEEK AFTER 16-GOAL WEEK
NEW HAVEN, Conn - Nicole Covella of Chestnut Hill College has been selected the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Women's Lacrosse Player of the Week for the week ending March 27. Emily Ray of Philadelphia University was named Rookie of the Week.
Covella, a 5-1 sophomore attack from Vineland, N.J., led the Griffins to two overtime conference wins with 16 goals last week. She recorded nine against Holy Family University in addition to providing two assists and five draw controls. She scored both of her team's goals in overtime. In her encore performance, she struck seven times against Dominican College. She leads the Griffins in goals (30), points (34), and shots (59) this year.
Ray, a 5-8 freshman A/M from Bedminster, N.J., scored five goals on only five shots against Holy Family to help pick up the win.
Ryan McGrath, Georgian Court (Sr., A, 5-10, Manasquan, NJ) - Collected 12 points on the week adding six goals, and six assist to her senior season.
Silje Karlsen, Dominican (Sr.,M, 5-5, Vernon, NJ) - Added eight goals on the week with nine draws on a week in which the Chargers went 1-1.
Taylor Peltzer, Philadelphia (Jr., A, 5-10, Holland, PA) - Contributed four goals and one assist in a victory against Holy Family in a victory for the Rams.
Molly McCourt, Georgian Court (Fr., M, 5-7, Pt. Pleasant, NJ) - Scored seven goals on the week while only taking eight shots against Wilmington and Post both games ended in a victory for Georgian Court.
Chestnut Hill - Sophomore attack Nicole Covella is scoring goals at an alarming rate with 30 tallies through Chestnut Hill College's first six games (5 goals-per-game). She scored 16 goals in the Griffins last two contests leading Chestnut Hill College (3-3, 2-1) to overtime CACC victories over Holy Family University (3/22) and Dominican College (3/26).
Georgian Court - In three CACC contests, the Lions have outscored their opponents, 59-7. Lauren Conaty scored a season-high seven goals and nine points in last week's 19-6 victory at Wilmington. GCU blanked Post University, 20-0, last Thursday. It was the fourth shutout in the history of Georgian Court lacrosse and first since a 13-0 victory over Ferrum College back on April 6, 2007. The Lions renew its rivalry with a home match vs. Philadelphia University this Wednesday before traveling to Chestnut Hill College on Saturday.
Philadelphia - PhilaU picked up their second CACC win 18-15 over Holy Family on Saturday, as they improved to 2-0 on the year in conference. This week the Rams will keep busy as the team hosts Chestnut Hill (3/27) in a postponed match before traveling to GCU on Wednesday (3/30), hosting Post on Saturday (4/2) and traveling to St. Thomas Aquinas on Sunday (4/3).