Women's Lacrosse Weekly Report - April 8
PLAYER OF THE WEEK:
Ashleigh Rohrback • Towson
Westminster, Md./Westminster H.S., R-Jr., Attacker
Rohrback earned CAA Player of the Week honors after leading the Tigers to a pair of CAA road victories, including an upset of No. 19 James Madison on Sunday. The redshirt-junior attacker finished the week with five goals, six assists, two groundballs, and a draw control. Rohrback tallied nine points against JMU, helping Towson rally from a four-goal deficit and pick up the 16-10 victory. The Westminster, Md., native netted a career high four goals and matched her career high with five assists. Rohrback has nine goals on just 17 shots this season while ranking second on the team with 10 assists.
ROOKIES OF THE WEEK:
Becky Conto • Hofstra
West Hempstead, N.Y./Sacred Heart Academy, Fr., Attack/Mid.
Conto picked up her second CAA Rookie of the Week honor of the season after tallying an astounding 16 draw controls in two games last weekend. The West Hempstead, N.Y., native started her week with nine draw controls in the Pride’s 15-6 win over Old Dominion Friday. Conto also added seven draw controls while scoring two goals in Hofstra’s narrow 12-11 overtime loss to William & Mary on Sunday.
Emily Duffey • Drexel
Mount Laurel, N.J./Lenape, Fr., Midfielder
Duffey earned her first CAA Rookie of the Week honor after posting three goals and an assist to help Drexel improve to 2-0 in CAA play. The freshman midfielder tied her season best with two goals in an 11-9 victory at William & Mary on Friday. Duffey scored to break an 8-8 tie in the second half and give the Dragons their final lead of the game. On Sunday, she also netted a goal in Drexel’s 8-4 win at Old Dominion.
Towson extended its CAA regular-season winning streak to 15 games dating back to the 2011 season after knocking off George Mason and James Madison last weekend.
The Tigers’ Ashleigh Rohrback tallied a career-high nine points in Towson’s 16-9 win over JMU. She became the first Tiger since 2006 to have nine points in a game.
Drexel goalie Teresha Bradley recorded a career-high 13 saves in the Dragons’ 8-4 win over Old Dominion Sunday afternoon.
Delaware’s Allison Hahn posted eight points (five goals, three assists) in the Blue Hens’ 18-8 victory over George Mason last Sunday. It was the first time since 2007 that a Blue Hen has registered at least eight points in a game.
Delaware has scored 10 or more goals eight times in 12 outings this season.
William & Mary goalie Colleen Nofi registered 23 saves in two games last weekend. Against Hofstra on Sunday, Nofi registered her final save of the weekend with 0:01 seconds remaining in overtime to preserve the Tribe’s 12-11 victory.
JMU’s Casey Ancarrow now has career totals of 153 goals, 57 assists, 210 points. She has moved from sixth to fifth on JMU’s career goals list with 151 goals. Ancarrow, who is averaging just under three goals per game, is nine goals away from sole possession of third place.
James Madison was ranked at No. 19 in the week six IWLA Coaches Association Top 20 Poll. JMU is 7-5 on the season highlighted by a 9-8 overtime victory over No. 11 Loyola on March 16th. The Dukes also sit at 2-1 in CAA play with victories over George Mason and Delaware, before dropping their first conference match Sunday against Towson.
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.