NAC Women's Lacrosse Weekly Honors (Week Ending April 2)
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Sierra Schuster, Colby-Sawyer
(So., C - Hopkinton, N.H.)
Schuster collected a team best 10 points on seven goals and three assists in a 1-1 week for the Chargers. The sophomore netted a pair of goals, scooped up three ground balls, earned three draws, and caused two turnovers in a tough 19-10 loss at Mount Ida. Schuster then recorded a game-high eight points on five goals and three assists to lead the Chargers to a 17-10 NAC win over Husson. Schuster also posted 10 ground balls, nine draw controls and five caused turnovers in the win over the Eagles.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Samantha Bickford, UMaine-Farmington
(Fr., G - Oxford, Maine)
Bickford recorded two wins on the week, as UMF defeated Salem State and Wentworth in non-conference action. In a 14-11 win over the Vikings, the keeper made 12 saves. Then in a 10-9 victory over the Leopards, Bickford notched eight saves.
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Brittany Ireland, Colby-Sawyer
(So., F - Amherst, N.H.)
Ireland tallied eight points on seven goals and one assist in a 1-1 week for Colby-Sawyer. The rookie began the week with two goals, three ground balls, one draw control and one caused turnover. She then tied for a game-best five goals to help lead the Chargers to a 17-10 NAC victory over Husson. In the win over the Eagles, she also posted one assist, six draws, four ground balls, and one caused turnover.
AROUND THE NAC
Castleton improved to 2-0 within the NAC with a 9-7 victory over NEC Wednesday, but then lost to Plymouth State Friday. Against the Pilgrims, Tiffany Danyow scored four goals, her third straight four-goal game, including the final two goals in the span of 1:03. Due to constant weather postponements, Castleton will now play four games in five days, facing Keene State Wednesday, Thomas Thursday, Husson Saturday, and UMaine-Farmington Sunday.
Colby-Sawyer split a pair of games last week with a 19-10 loss at Mount Ida and a 17-10 victory over Husson. In the victory over Husson, Sierra Schuster and Brittany Ireland led the way with five goals each on a snow covered field in New London. The Chargers have a busy upcoming week with three conference games.
UMaine-Farmington went 2-0 this week with two big wins against Salem State and Wentworth.
Green Mountain had its lone game scheduled against UMaine-Farmington for this past week postponed due to inclimate weather. The Eagles will head to Colby-Sawyer to make up a previously postponed match on Tuesday before hosting Elms on Thursday and Maine Maritime on Saturday.
Husson took two hard losses this past week on the road to Southern Maine and Colby-Sawyer. The Eagles look to bounce back this week as they take on Saint Joseph's (Maine) on Wednesday and then travel to Castleton on Saturday.
Johnson State was idle this week and will host three conference games this week against Colby-Sawyer on Wednesday, Thomas on Saturday and Maine Maritime on Sunday.
Lyndon, due to poor weather and field conditions, did not compete in any games this past week. On Monday the Hornets will be traveling to Thomas to continue NAC play.
Maine Maritime, due to weather, did not see action this week. The Mariners travels to Norwich for a non-conference battle on Wednesday, before resuming NAC play at Green Mountain on Saturday.
New England College dropped all three scheduled games this past week, including a 9-7 loss to Castleton in NAC play to open the week. The team also played two non-conference games against Southern Maine and Elmira. Senior Allison Granata led the Pilgrims with 10 goals on the week. NEC returns to NAC play on Saturday when they travel to UMaine-Farmington for a 1:00 p.m. start.
Thomas traveled to Norwich on Thursday where the team was defeated 16-3. Lindsey Allen tallied a goal and an assist, while Sophia LaVallee and Hailey Mullen each chipped in with one goal apiece. The Terriers will take on Lyndon on Monday at 4:00 p.m. for their home opener.