Women's Lacrosse Weekly Report - March 4
PLAYERS OF THE WEEK:
Brittain Altomare • Hofstra
Wolfsville, Md./Middletown, So., Attacker
Altomare earns Player of the Week honors after leading the Pride with 11 points on six goals and five assists in two games. Altomare got the week started with a stellar seven-point effort at Marist (tying her career high), notching four goals and three assists in the 14-8 win. Against top-ranked Maryland, Altomare showed her talent level once again as she posted four points on two goals and two assists against the Terps.
Casey Ancarrow • James Madison
Jarrettsville, Md./John Carroll, R-Sr., Attacker
Ancarrow picks up Player of the Week honors after leading JMU to two victories last week. The senior scored a game-high five goals on six shots, while tallying a game-high four draw controls in the Dukes' 9-8 victory at Virginia Tech last Wednesday. The Jarrettsville, Md. native added three goals and an assist for a game-high four points with two ground balls and two draw controls in JMU's 13-8 win against Fairfield on Saturday.
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK:
Kara Dattellas • Delaware
Camillus, N.Y./West Genesee, Fr., Attacker
Dattellas earns her second consecutive Rookie of the Week honor after a career day last Saturday. Dattellas tallied a career-high two goals on three shots and three caused turnovers at La Salle. The Camillus, N.Y. native also added two ground balls while causing three turnovers.
Towson senior Kelly Custer scored a career-high four goals in the Tigers' 11-8 win over UMBC.
Delaware's Caitlin McCartney is the first Blue Hen player to start the season with four straight hat tricks since All-American Missy Meharg in 1985.
William & Mary scored a season high 21 goals Saturday at Stetson. The 21-3 victory was also the Tribe's largest margin of victory since 2007. Sophomore attacker Kaleigh Noon led W&M with five goals.
Drexel won its fourth straight game Saturday at Saint Joseph's. It was also the fourth straight Dragons' victory over a Philadelphia-area school.
ODU won the first CAA game of the season last Tuesday, beating William & Mary 15-9. Sophomore Ashmore Standing led the Monarchs with a career-high five goals.
George Mason picked up its first win of the season Saturday with a 12-8 victory against Bucknell. Rachel Obregon recorded her second hat trick of the season.
JMU senior attacker Casey Ancarrow moved from 14th to ninth on JMU's career goals list (130), passing her coach Shelley Klaes-Bawcombe in the process. She also moved from 13th to 11th on the career points list (180).
Hofstra tied its best start to a season in program history after it improved to 4-0 Wednesday night with a 14-8 win at Marist.
Towson was ranked at No. 16 in the week one IWLA Coaches Association Top 20 Poll. Drexel and James Madison were just outside the top 20, receiving votes from various coaches. Towson sits at 1-3 this season with a victory at UMBC and close losses to #5 North Carolina, #15 Georgetown, and #7 Loyola. Drexel and JMU both are undefeated on the season with the Dragons at 4-0 and the Dukes at 3-0.
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.