Women's Lacrosse Weekly Report - April 1
PLAYER OF THE WEEK:
Rhiannon Coogle • Towson
Forest Hill, Md./North Hartford, Jr., Midfielder
Coogle earned her first CAA Player of the Week honor of the season after recording seven goals in the Tigers’ two games. The junior midfielder contributed a goal and a draw control as Towson was edged by No. 1 Maryland 11-8 last Wednesday. Coogle followed it up with a career-high six goals to lead the Tigers to a 14-9 win over Delaware in both squads’ CAA opener on Sunday. Her six goals were the most by a Towson player since 2010, and It was also her first hat trick of the season and the fourth of her career. Coogle leads Towson with 15 goals this season.
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK:
Emily Considine • Hofstra
Rockville Centre, N.Y./South Side, Fr., Attacker
Considine picked up her second CAA Rookie of the Week award of the season after posting a hat trick in Hofstra’s narrow 11-10 loss in overtime to Ohio State on Saturday. Considine continued her strong rookie campaign for the Pride with her fifth multi-goal game of the season while also adding a ground ball. The Rockville Center, N.Y. native ranks second on the team this season with 17 points on 14 goals and three assists to go along with 12 ground balls and four caused turnovers.
Towson extended its CAA regular-season winning streak to 13 games dating back to the 2011 season after knocking off Delaware 14-9 in both teams’ CAA opener Sunday.
The Tigers’ Rhiannon Coogle scored a career-high six goals in the win over UD.
Delaware’s Caitlin McCartney netted a career-high six goals in the Blue Hens’ 15-11 victory over Temple last Wednesday. It was the 12th hat trick of her career.
James Madison’s Casey Ancarrow has a career total of 150 goals and needs only one goal to move from sixth to fifth on JMU’s career goals list.
Drexel’s Alyse Maiden scored her third hat trick of the season to lead the Dragons to a 9-7 victory over UC Davis last Saturday.
Old Dominion’s Christina Rea tied a career high with five goals in the Lady Monarchs’ 16-12 loss to No. 9 Virginia last Wednesday.
James Madison was ranked at No. 19 in the week five IWLA Coaches Association Top 20 Poll. JMU is 6-4 on the season highlighted by a 9-8 overtime victory over No. 11 Loyola on March 16th. The Dukes also sit at 1-0 in CAA play after a 13-7 victory over George Mason in both teams’ conference opener last Wednesday.
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.