Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 3/15/11
La Salle sophomore Melanie Sarcinello (Marple Newtown) was named the Atlantic 10 Conference Women’s Lacrosse Player of the Week.
Sarcinello scored 11 goals in two games last week to lead the Explorers to a perfect 2-0 record. The sophomore midfielder opened the week netting a hat trick in a 9-7 win over Presbyterian.
Sarcinello followed that performance with an eight-goal outburst in a 14-12 overtime victory over Davidson. The Newtown Square native was credited with both game-winners last week, while adding four groundballs, three draw controls and a caused turnover. Sarcinello accounted for 47 percent of La Salle’s scoring in the two wins.
Drexel’s Norcini (Conestoga) is CAA Rookie of the Week
Drexel’s Amanda Norcini (Conestoga) has been named the Colonial Athletic Association women’s lacrosse Rookie of the Week for her performance for the week ending March 13. This is the second time this season that Norcini has been recognized by the league as a rookie of the week.
Norcini scored a goal in Drexel’s 10-4 triumph over Binghamton on Sunday. The first-year standout has five goals this season. She also has picked up 10 groundballs and caused nine turnovers.
Drexel improved to 4-1 on the season after its win over the Bearcats. The Dragons will host La Salle at Vidas Field on Sunday, March 20 at 1:00 p.m.
JMU’s Lomady (Abington) is CAA Player of the Week
James Madison senior attacker Mary Kate Lomady (Abington) has been selected the Colonial Athletic Association women’s lacrosse Player of the Week for the week ending March 13.
In last week’s wins over Yale (9-5 on March 9) and Richmond (16-11 on March 12), Lomady scored six goals. That included a five-goal output in the victory over Richmond.
She also had two assists, four caused turnovers and two ground balls in last week’s action.
The Dukes improved to 5-0 and moved from 10th to ninth place in this week’s Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association poll.