Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 3/1/10
Season debuts don’t go much better than the one senior midfielder Ali DeLuca had for Penn on Saturday.
The leading returning scorer for head coach Karin Brower Corbett netted a career-high six goals for the Red and Blue as they started the 2010 campaign with a 14-7 win at Drexel. For her performance, DeLuca was named Ivy League Co-Player of the Week. This is DeLuca’s second selection as Ivy Player of the Week.
The half dozen scores moved DeLuca into fifth-place all-time at Penn in goal scored with 106. She also advanced on Penn’s all-time career points list, sliding into a tie for fifth at 143 career points.
DeLuca recorded a hat trick in each half against the Dragons, twice finding the back of the cage while game was deadlocked to give Penn a lead. She was consistent as usual in 1V1 play with four unassisted goals.
Freshman Maddie Poplawski (Springfield-Delco) was named to the Ivy League’s weekly honor roll in her first week of collegiate game action. The rookie midfielder scored in her debut and was active in all phases of the game. She corralled a game-high four draw controls and picked up two ground balls.
The No. 3-ranked Quakers are back in action March 3 at Temple at 3 p.m.
Robert Morris’ Sicinski (Downingtown West) is NEC Player of Week
Robert Morris sophomore Courtney Sicinski (Downingtown West) was named the NEC
Player of the Week after recording a game-high four goals to lead RMU to a 10-8 triumph over Bucknell.
After being down 2-0 she scored two goals during a six-goal RMU run to put the Colonials up 6-2 after the first half. In the second half, after Bucknell came within one, Sicinski scored two of RMU’s next four goals to secure the win.
Drexel’s Trizano is CAA Rookie of Week
Drexel University freshman Nick Trizano has been named this week’s Colonial Athletic Association men’s lacrosse Rookie of the Week. Trizano helped lead the Dragons to a non-conference win against Vermont on Saturday.
Trizano scored a pair of goals in Drexel’s 9-5 victory against the Catamounts on Saturday afternoon at Vidas Field. The attackman from Eastchester, N.Y. gave the Dragons an early 3-2 lead and then scored what proved to be the game-winner late in the third quarter. He scored on two of his three shot attempts in the game.
Trizano, who graduated from Iona Prep, and the Dragons are now 1-1 this season. They host Saint Joseph’s on Tuesday at Vidas Field beginning at 4 p.m.
Layne makes Honor Roll in ECAC
Loyola senior defenseman and co-captain Chris Layne (Malvern Prep) made the ECAC Honor Roll. Layne had two groundballs and anchored the defense in the Greyhounds’ 11-5 win over Quinnipiac.