Women's Lacrosse Weekly Report - March 18
PLAYER OF THE WEEK:
Schylar Healy • James Madison
Eldersburg, Md./Liberty, So., Goalkeeper
Healy collected her first CAA Player of the Week award of the season after finishing last week with a 2-0 record in goal including a victory over No. 11 Loyola. The sophomore goalkeeper helped the Dukes to a 13-12 victory over Richmond last Wednesday by tallying a career-high 15 saves and a game-high five ground balls. In JMU's 9-8 overtime victory over Loyola last Saturday, Healy made eight saves including the final save on a shot with one second left in overtime to preserve the win. The Eldersburg, Md. native leads the CAA this season with 9.50 saves per game and a .514 save percentage.
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK:
McKenzie Rafferty • Delaware
Chester Springs, Pa./Downingtown East, Fr., Attacker
Rafferty picked up her first career CAA Rookie of the Week honor after registering hat tricks in two Delaware victories last week. Rafferty collected her first career hat trick with two draw controls in the Blue Hens' 10-9 victory over No. 11 Loyola last Wednesday. The Chester Springs, Pa. native followed it up with her second career hat trick to go along with a career-high three draw controls in Delaware's 19-7 win over Lafayette last Saturday. Rafferty is tied for fifth on the team with seven goals this season.
Drexel's Kelli Joran has scored in all of the Dragons' contests this season, including six goals last week. She scored a team-high four goals in Drexel's 12-7 win over Colgate last Wednesday.
Delaware posted its first win over a ranked opponent since 2009 when it defeated No. 11 Loyola 10-9 last Wednesday. The Blue Hens followed the upset win with their highest scoring output in five years with a 19-7 victory over Lafayette last Saturday.
James Madison's Casey Ancarrow moved into sixth on the Dukes' all-time scoring list after registering seven goals last week to improve her career total to 140. She also moved into ninth on the school's all-time points list with 192 career-points.
George Mason's Caitlin Formato recorded her second hat trick of the season and the eighth of her career in the Patriots' 10-9 win over Marist last Saturday.
Old Dominion improved to 6-0 all-time against Saint Joseph's with its 9-7 win over the Hawks last Sunday. Sophomore goalkeeper Karen Hayde tallied 13 saves for the Lady Monarchs.
Hofstra sophomore attack Brittain Altomare had a game-high five points on three goals and two assists in the Pride's 12-8 victory over Quinnipiac last Sunday.
Towson was ranked at No. 19 in the week three IWLA Coaches Association Top 20 Poll. James Madison was just outside the top 20, receiving votes from various coaches. Towson sits at 1-5 on the season with an 11-8 victory over UMBC on February 27. JMU is 5-1 on the season highlighted by a 9-8 overtime victory over No. 11 Loyola last weekend.
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 NCAAdivisions of collegiate competition.