Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 2/24/10
Drexel’s Katie Lawson was named Colonial Athletic Association Co-Player of the Week after leading the Dragons to three victories to start the 2010 season.
Lawson totaled 11 goals and four assists through the Dragons’ first three games. Her 3.67 goals per game and 5.00 points per game led the conference. In addition to the CAA honor, the senior was also named to womenslacrosse.com’s weekly honor roll. Lawson shares the conference honor with William & Mary’s Sarah Jonson.
Lawson opened the season up with a strong showing as she totaled five goals on six shots and added two assists in the Dragons’ season-opening win at ACC opponent Virginia Tech. After recording a goal and two assists in the Dragons’ 11-10 victory over American, the Preseason All-CAA attacker torched George Washington for five goals in a 13-6 victory.
Lawson and the Dragons return to action today (4:00) when St. Joseph’s visits Vidas Field.
Navy’s Young (Villa Maria Academy) is Patriot Rookie of Week
Navy freshman midfielder Kathy Young (Villa Maria Academy) was named the Patriot League Rookie of the Week.
Young is averaging four points per game and currently leads all Navy rookies with nine goals on 13 shots and seven assists. Young has registered multiple points in every game this season (with four or more points in three of those games), highlighted by her six-point (4 g, 2 a) outing against Robert Morris (14-4 win).
In Sunday’s 17-10 win over Longwood, Young recorded her second collegiate hat trick and finished with five points and three draw controls. Along with a great tenacity, she has displayed a tremendously accurate shot, scoring on a team-leading 69.2 percent of her shot attempts.
Delaware’s Dickson earns CAA Men’s Player of Week
University of Delaware senior attackman Curtis Dickson, who led the Blue Hens to a 2-0 start and averaged 7.5 points per game in the two outings, is the Colonial Athletic Association Player of the Week.
Dickson, a senior from Port Coquitlam, British Columbia (Riverside High School), tallied 15 total points in the two games as he led the Hens to wins o 15-5 over Saint Joseph’s back on Feb. 5 and to a 11-10 triple overtime triumph over then No. 12 UMBC this past Saturday.
For his efforts, Dickson was also named the Nike/Inside Lacrosse National NCAA Division I Player of the Week.
Dickson enjoyed one of the finest games by a Delaware player in over decade Saturday vs. UMBC as he tallied a career-high seven goals, including the game-winner with 1:07 left in the third sudden death overtime period. He also dished out an assist for a career-high eight assists. His seven goals were the most by a Delaware player since All-American John Grant scored eight goals against Rutgers in 2008.
In the first game of the season against Saint Joseph’s, Dickson scored four goals and dished out three assists as the Hens won on opening day for the eighth straight season.
For the season, he has scored 11 goals and dished out four assists for a CAA-leading 15 points.