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College honors: Geary, Phillips, Herlihy, Nollen, Weekley earn weekly conference awards

Tuesday, 7th April 2009

Categories College, Girl's/Women's, Posted 4/7/09

    Old Dominion redshirt freshman goalie Sarah Geary (Springfield-Delco) was named the Colonial Athletic Association Co-Rookie of the Week, after a superb effort in three games last week.

    Geary led ODU past the 9th ranked Virginia Cavaliers for the first time in school history and then notched a career-high 19 saves against Towson, who was receiving votes. With the 2-1 week, ODU vaulted to 20th nationally according to Inside Lacrosse. Geary is 7-3 in her first year between the pipes.

    Geary improved to 7-3 with one of the biggest wins in school history, playing all 60 minutes and earning the win against ninth ranked Virginia. It was the first win in 33 matchups with the Cavs and Geary held them to just 10 goals allowed, over three less than their average.

    She also stepped up in a big way against Towson, allowing just seven goals to the Tigers, who were averaging over 13 per game coming in. Her season- and career-high 19 saves as she faced a season-high 38 shots were highlighted by a terrific final ten minutes, facing six shots, two free-position attempts and allowing no scores. For the game, she held the Tigers to just 2-10 on free-position attempts.

    Her save percentage shot up to over 51 percent (.512) after her 2-1 week, leading the league in that category. Her goals against average dropped to 10.01 and she ranks fourth in the CAA. She had five caused turnovers and 13 ground balls for the Lady Monarchs this week.

GW freshman Phillips (Downingtown West)  is A-10 Rookie of the Week

    George Washington freshman midfielder Sarah Phillips (Downingtown West) was named Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week after pacing the second-place Colonials in scoring this past weekend.

    Phillips totaled nine points on five goals and four assists as GW split road contests at Temple and Massachusetts.

    She set a career-high with five points on two goals and three assists and added three ground balls in the Colonials’ convincing 9-4 victory over the Owls Friday. She followed that performance with a team-leading three goals and four points in Sunday’s clash with the league-leading Minutewomen.

    Phillips ranks second on GW with 24 points and 10 assists and has scored at least two points in six of her last seven games. 6:00 PM 4/6/2009

St. Joe’s Herlihy is A-10 Co-Player of the Week

    St. Joseph’s senior goalkeeper Suzy Herlihy was named Atlantic 10 Lacrosse Co-Player of the Week. This is the second time Herlihy has earned the award, which she earned leading the team to a 2-0 weekend.

    Herlihy was stellar in two games against St. Bonaventure and Duquesne. SJU beat the Bonnies, 12-5, for the first time in Olean, N.Y. since 2001 and defeated the Dukes, 15-10, for the first time in 11 tries on Sunday.

    The standout netminder went 2-0 with a 7.50 goals against average while making 32 saves (.681) in 120 minutes played. She also nabbed two ground balls and caused two turnovers. In the Duquesne game her 12 second-half stops were the difference for the Hawks as the Dukes made a furious comeback.

    Herlihy won the award for the second time this season as by the league office honored her on February 23 for her performance against Lafayette.

    The 2008 A-10 Second Team honoree is well on her way to receiving postseason awards again 2009 as she leads the Atlantic 10 in goals against average (8.57) by two-plus goals and save percentage (.543) by .042. Herlihy is the all-time leader in wins with 21 and sits in second all-time in program history for goals against average (8.93), third in saves (431) and fourth in save percentage (.519).

Cabrini’s Nollen (Henderson) is CSAC Player of the Week

    Cabrini College junior attack Erin Nollen (Henderson) was named the Colonial States Athlete Conference (CSAC) Player of the Week. Nollen posted 21 points on 13 goals and eight assists, including eight goals and two assists in the Cavalier’s win over Neumann. With five goals and six assists in a victory over Centenary, Nollen led the team to a 2-1 (2-0 CSAC) week.

CSAC Honor Roll

    Senior midfielder Gabby D’Ambrosio of Neumann College tallied 13 points on eight goals and five assists, securing her spot as the third all-time leading goal scorer in Neumann history, as the Knights went 1-1 in conference play for the week. D’Ambrosio, was named to the Honor Roll the week ending March 29 by tallying 18 points, including the game-winner in a 12-11 win over Centenary, leading the Knights to a 3-0 (2-0 CSAC) week.

    Gwynedd-Mercy College sophomore attack Colleen Dellostretto (Upper Moreland) tallied 15 points on 12 goals and three assists, netting six goals in each of two games as the Griffins went 1-1 (0-1 CSAC) for the week. Dellostretto also was Player of the Week for the week ending March 29th. Dellostretto scored eight goals, including seven in the second half, to rally the team to a 19-17 win over Marywood. With a total of 18 points for the week, Dellostretto recorded one assist and 17 goals on 25 shots, including 2 game-winners, leading the Griffins to a 2-1 (1-0 CSAC) week.

Millersville’s Weekley (Pottstown) is PSAC Player of Week

    Millersville junior attack Liz Weekley (Pottstown), who reached the 100-goal milestone in her career, was named PSAC Lacrosse East Player of the Week for the week ending March 30.

    Weekley tallied 13 points on nine goals and four assists in three games last week for Millersville, helping the Marauders to a 2-1 week. She also recorded a total of 14 ground balls, 10 draw controls and five caused turnovers.

    She started the week with a goal and an assist along with four ground balls and five draw controls in a loss to West Chester. She then scored three goals, seven ground balls and caused five turnovers in a win over Slippery Rock before going for five goals, three assists, three ground balls and four draw controls in a win over Seton Hill. Weekley became the ninth player in Millersville history to score 100 career goals.


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