Women's Lacrosse Weekly Report - March 25
PLAYERS OF THE WEEK:
Caitlin Formato • George Mason
Lancaster, N.Y./Lancaster, Sr., Midfielder
Formato earned CAA Player of the Week honors after leading George Mason to two victories last week. The senior attacker scored four goals and added two assists to finish the week with six points, second best on the team. Formato scored two goals in the Patriots’ 14-9 victory over Liberty on Wednesday, and followed it up with two more goals to go along with two assists in Mason’s 14-13 win against High Point on Saturday.
Ellen Shaffrey • William & Mary
Charlottesville, Va./Western Albermarle, So., Attacker
Shaffrey picked up CAA Player of the Week honors after finishing with a team-high seven points on four goals and three assists in two contests last week. The Charlottesville, Va. native totaled a game-high six points on four goals and two assists in the Tribe’s 12-11 victory over Richmond on Saturday. Shaffrey recorded all four of her goals on just four shot attempts, while adding six draw controls and a ground ball.
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK:
Becky Conto • Hofstra
West Hempstead, N.Y./Sacred Heart Academy, Fr., Attacker
Conto earned her first career Rookie of the Week award after posting a hat trick in the Pride’s 8-5 win over Temple Thursday night. Conto continued the strong start to her rookie campaign by recording the first multi-goal game of her career and upped her season total to seven goals. Conto’s first goal of the game gave Hofstra an early 2-1 lead before she gave the Pride its first two-goal advantage of the game at 4-2 with 12:33 left in the first half. She also added an insurance goal in the final minute of the game to help preserve the Hofstra victory.
William & Mary used a 9-1 scoring run in the second and third quarters to help defeat Richmond 12-11 last Saturday.
Hofstra beat Temple 8-5 last Thursday for its sixth win of the season, already eclipsing its win total from last season.
ODU’s Ashmore Standing tied her career-high by scoring five goals in the Lady Monarchs’ 17-11 loss to Longwood last Wednesday.
George Mason’s Caitlin Formato was featured on ESPN SportCenter’s Top 10 Plays Saturday night for her behind-the-back goal in the Patriots’ 14-13 victory over High Point Saturday afternoon.
Drexel goalkeeper Teresha Bradley set a new career-high with 11 saves in the Dragons’ narrow 9-8 loss to Penn State Friday night.
JMU’s Casey Ancarrow’s five goals and one assist last week gave her a career total of 198 points. She moved from tied for ninth to eight place on JMU’s points list, passing current JMU coach, Shelley Klaes-Bawcombe (JMU ‘97), who had 196 career points. She also moved into a tie for 11th on the career assist list with 54.
James Madison was ranked at No. 19 in the week four IWLA Coaches Association Top 20 Poll. Delaware and Towson were just outside the top 20, receiving votes from various coaches. JMU is 5-2 on the season highlighted by a 9-8 overtime victory over No. 11 Loyola on March 16th. Delaware is 5-3 this season and receives votes for the first time after knocking off No. 11 Loyola 10-9 on March 13. Towson is 1-6 on the season with an 11-8 victory over UMBC in February.
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.