Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 3/10/09
Penn junior Courtney Lubbe (Council Rock North) was named Ivy League Offensive Player of the Week for her efforts in Saturday’s 11-2 rout of North Carolina. Lubbe also was named Womenslax.com and Nike Player of the Week.
Lubbe collected five goals and three assists to help the Quakers remained undefeated at 3-0. Lubbe converted on five of her seven shots and scooped up two groundballs.
Lubbe leads the team with nine goals and four assists. She entered the season with six career goals.
Princeton’s Barnes (Haverford School) earns Ivy honor
Junior midfielder Paul Barnes (Haverford School), whose domination of the face-off X enabled Princeton to defeat UMBC Friday night, has been named Ivy League Co-Player of the Week for men’s lacrosse.
Princeton’s 6-5 win over UMBC Friday night in Baltimore and 15-6 win over Manhattan at home left the Tigers at 4-0 on the season. Princeton moved up two spots from last week to third in both the USILA coaches’ poll and Inside Lacrosse media poll. Princeton was ranked 12th in the preseason.
Barnes won 13 of 15 face-offs against UMBC, including the first 11. He also won the last one, with 57 seconds to play, after UMBC had cut a four-goal Princeton lead to one. He won every face-off during the crucial five-goal Princeton run of the third quarter, as the Tigers erased a 2-1 halftime deficit and built a 6-2 lead before UMBC ever had a full possession.
Barnes, who has two goals and 13 groundballs this year, then won 7 of 10 face-offs against Manhattan Sunday. His .642 percentage for the year ranks fifth in Division I.
Udovich earns CAA Co-Player of Week honor
George Mason junior Megan Udovich (Ridley) was named the Colonial Athletic Association Co-Player of the Week for scoring a career-high six goals in a 17-11 victory over St. Joseph’s.
Udovich came off the bench to provide a major spark for Mason’s offense in the win. Udovich scored three of her five second-half goals in a pivotal 5-0 run that gave Mason a 13-8 advantage it would not relinquish. Udovich had not scored this year before Saturday.