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JMU's Steph Finley

Women's Lacrosse Weekly Report - April 15

Courtesy: CAA
          Release: 04/15/2013
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PLAYERS OF THE WEEK:

Rhiannon Coogle • Towson

Forest Hill, Md./North Harford H.S., Jr., Attacker

Coogle picked up her second CAA Player of the Week honor of the season after scoring 15 goals in three Tigers’ victories last week. The junior attacker scored her 15 goals on 24 shots to compile a shooting percentage of .625. After scoring four goals in Towson’s 11-6 non-conference victory over American, Coogle led the way for the Tigers with five goals and two ground balls in their 15-5 win against William & Mary. The Forest Hill, Md., native wrapped up her week by scoring a career-high six goals in Towson’s 16-9 triumph over Old Dominion.

 

Steph Finley • James Madison

Media, Pa./Sacred Heart, So, Attacker

Finley earned her first career CAA Player of the Week award after leading James Madison in two conference road victories last weekend. The sophomore attacker registered four goals, three ground balls, and three caused turnovers in JMU’s dramatic 9-8 win over Hofstra in triple overtime. Finley scored the first two Dukes’ goals in the 3-0 run that sent the game into extra time. The Media, Pa., native followed it up with two goals, one ground ball, and one caused turnover in JMU’s 16-9 win at Drexel.

 

ROOKIE OF THE WEEK:

Becky Conto • Hofstra

West Hempstead, N.Y./Sacred Heart Academy, Fr., Attack/Mid.

Conto collected her third CAA Rookie of the Week award of the season after scoring four goals and tallying seven draw controls in Hofstra’s two games last weekend. After picking up four draw controls against James Madison, Conto scored a career-high four goals in the Pride’s 18-7 win over George Mason. The West Hempstead, N.Y., native ranks fourth on the team in scoring with 17 points on 14 goals and three assists. Conto also ranks third in the CAA with 3.08 draw controls per game.

 

CONFERENCE NOTES

Towson extended its CAA regular-season winning streak to 17 games dating back to the 2011 season after knocking off William & Mary and Old Dominion last weekend.

Towson’s Rhiannon Coogle has 29 goals during the Tigers’ current six-game winning streak and has recorded a hat trick in each of those games.

James Madison’s Casey Ancarrow recorded three assists last weekend to give her a career total of 215 points, moving her from sixth to tied for fifth place on the JMU’s career points list.

Delaware improved to 9-5 with two wins last weekend, the team’s best start in three seasons under coach Kateri Linville.

The Blue Hens held William & Mary to two goals on Sunday, the fewest allowed by the UD defense since 2002.

Hofstra’s 9-8 three overtime loss to James Madison was the longest game in the history of the Hofstra Women’s Lacrosse Program.

James Madison’s Casey Ancarrow and Towson’s Alexa Demski are among 50 players named to the watch list for the 2013 Tewaaraton Trophy, given to the nation’s top college lacrosse player. The Tewaaraton Trophy is presented annually following the collegiate season to the top female and male varsity collegiate lacrosse players in the United States.  Tewaaraton is the name the Mohawk Indian nation gave to its game, the forerunner of present-day lacrosse. This annual watch list is made up of the top players across all three NCAA divisions of collegiate competition.  

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