Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 3/24/10
Yale junior midfielder/defender Kaitlyn Flatley (Conestoga) has been named the Ivy League Player of the Week.
Flatley had a six-point week, including the dramatic game-winning goal with nine seconds left Wednesday as Yale beat Brown 8-7 in the Bulldogs’ Ivy League opener. She had two goals and an assist in that game, then followed it up by getting her first career hat trick Saturday vs. No. 5 Penn.
An honorable mention All-Ivy League selection last season because of her work as a defender, Flatley has started seeing more time as a midfielder this season and has delivered a career-high eight goals on just 16 shots.
She remains one of Yale’s top defensive players, and had three caused turnovers and four ground balls this past week. She helped the Bulldogs hold Penn to just seven goals, after the Quakers had scored a combined 30 in their previous two games.
Penn’s Wright is Ivy League Defensive Player of the Week
After picking up two ground balls and causing a turnover as part of Penn’s monstrous defensive effort in a 14-0 blanking of St. Joseph’s on Wednesday, Kaileigh Wright set her sights on Yale’s leading scorer over the weekend.
Thanks in large part to the senior’s tight defense, Devon Rhodes – who entered the game with 13 goals and 18 points in six games – was held off the scoresheet for the first time all season as Penn rallied to down the Bulldogs, 7-5. Wright picked up one ground ball in the game, making it seven-straight games with a ground ball to open the season.
La Salle’s Schalleur (Upper Darby), McDermott (North Penn) earn awards
For the second straight week and third time this season, La Salle had multiple players named to the Atlantic 10 Conference’s weekly honor roll. This week, senior Dorothy Schalleur (Upper Darby) was named Defensive Player of the Week while freshman Lauren McDermott (North Penn) was tabbed the conference’s Rookie of the Week.
Schalleur picked up the award after her best defensive outing of the season on Saturday at Le Moyne. In La Salle’s effort that forced the Dolphins into overtime, Schalleur picked up six ground balls and caused five turnovers, which is the most in a game by any La Salle player this season for both categories. For the season, Schalleur has scooped up nine ground balls and has caused the second-most turnovers on the team with 11.
McDermott received her first conference recognition following an eight-point week, as she scored six goals and dished out two assists, while also controlling the draw four times. Last Wednesday at Villanova, McDermott had a game-high and a career-high six-point night in La Salle’s 13-11 victory over the Wildcats.
In Saturday’s game at Le Moyne, she continued her production by putting up two goals, one of which tied the game at 10 a piece to force overtime, ultimately helping the Explorers erase a four-goal deficit. McDermott currently has the third-most goals on the team with 15 and leads the team with 14 draw controls.
Bloomsburg’s Kakareka (Spring-Ford) is PSAC East Player of the Week
Bloomsburg sophomore attacker Allie Kakareka (Spring-Ford) was named PSAC East Player of the Week after she helped lead the Huskies to a 2-0 week with wins over East Stroudsburg and Molloy. She recorded a total of six goals on just eight shots and added two assists, four ground balls and two caused turnovers.
In a 13-5 win over East Stroudsburg in the PSAC East opener last Wednesday, Kakareka scored four goals on just six shots and also scooped up three ground balls and caused two turnovers. In a 15-7 win over Molloy in non-conference action on Saturday, she scored two goals and dished out two assists and picked up one ground ball.
Giordano makes Ivy League Honor Roll
With the Quakers tied at Yale late in the game Saturday, Penn’s Giulia Giordano factored in on both of Penn’s goals that broke the deadlock and gave Penn a 7-5 win. First, with 4:50 remaining, she set up the eventual game-winner. 1:47 later, Giordano worked an individual play to score an insurance goal for the Quakers. The goal was her second of the day and fourth of the week.
On Wednesday, she had two goals and an assist against Saint Joseph’s in Penn’s 14-0 win. She also was a key cog in Penn’s defense working the shutout, with three caused turnovers and four ground balls.