Women's Lacrosse Weekly Report - April 22
PLAYER OF THE WEEK:
Amy Roguski • James Madison
Sykesville, Md./Liberty, Jr., Attacker
Roguski received her first CAA Player of the Week award of the season after registering nine goals in two James Madison victories last weekend. The junior attacker opened the weekend with a career-high six goals and five draw controls in the Dukes’ 18-7 victory over William & Mary. Roguski followed it up with a hat trick to go along with a ground ball and a draw control in JMU’s 17-2 victory over Old Dominion that clinched the second seed in the upcoming CAA Championship. The Sykesville, Md., native leads the team in shooting percentage (.635), while ranking second in scoring with 40 points on 33 goals and seven assists.
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK:
Becky Conto • Hofstra
West Hempstead, N.Y./Sacred Heart Academy, Fr., Attack/Mid.
Conto earned CAA Rookie of the Week honors after scoring the game-winning-goal in Hofstra’s 6-5 upset victory over Towson Friday night. The freshman attacker finished the weekend with six draw controls, one goal, one ground ball, and a caused turnover. Conto netted the eventual game winner over Towson with 10 minutes to play in the game while adding three draw controls and a caused turnover. The West Hempstead, N.Y., native ranks third on the team in scoring with 18 points on 15 goals and three assists, and ranks second in the CAA 46 draw controls.
JMU posted its fourth consecutive 10-win season after knocking off Old Dominion last Sunday. It is the Dukes’ 14th 10-win season in 19 years and fifth time under current coach Shelley Klaes-Bawcombe
JMU midfielder Kaci Starkloff played her first career games in goal last weekend after starting goalie Schylar Healy went down with an injury. Starkloff finished with a 2-0 record, a 4.50 GAA, 13 saves, and .591 save percentage.
Drexel’s Alyse Maiden has scored a goal in 12 straight games. She sits seventh on the Dragons’ all-time goals list with 116 career goals.
Delaware’s Caitlin McCartney has 41 goals and 46 points this season, the most for a Blue Hen player since 2008.
Delaware clinched its first 10-win season under current coach Kateri Linville.
Hofstra snapped Towson’s 17-game conference win streak Friday night with a 6-5 victory over the Tigers.
Towson and James Madison shared the CAA regular-season championship after each finished the season with 6-1 records in conference play. It is Towson’s third straight regular season title while it is JMU’s first since 2010.
Towson will host the upcoming CAA Championship by virtue of earning the top seed with a 6-1 record in regular season play. Towson and James Madison each finished the regular season with a 6-1 record but the Tigers own the tie-breaker by defeating the Dukes 16-10 on April 6th. For full information on the championship visit the Women’s Lacrosse Championship Central page on caasports.com.
Towson, James Madison, and Drexel each clinched a spot in the upcoming CAA Championship. The Tigers will be the top seed in the championship while the Dukes will be the second seed. Drexel will either be seeded third or fourth. Delaware and Hofstra are battling for the final tournament spot, which will be decided on Saturday (April 27) when Drexel visits Hofstra.
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.