Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 2/29/12
From Press Releases
Temple’s Lauren Caminiti (North Penn) has been named the Atlantic 10 Conference Lacrosse Defensive Player of the Week and La Salle freshman midfielder Claire Andrews as its Rookie of the Week as announced by the league office on Tuesday.
Caminiti, a senior defender, led the Owls with six ground balls in a 2-0 week as the Owls defeated Rutgers (12-11) and Mount St. Mary’s (12-3). The North Wales, Pa., native also recorded two caused turnovers in each contest as well as two draw controls in the Mount St. Mary’s win. Her four caused turnovers for the season are already more than half her total from last year (7).
Andrews, an Arnold, Md. Native, scored five goals in La Salle’s 10-7 win over Iona, including three goals in the first half, providing a spark off the bench for the Explorers. She caused a turnover and was a perfect 4-4 on free position shots.
Delaware’s McCartney is honored by CAA
Delaware freshman Caitlin McCartney (Archbishop Wood) has earned weekly accolades from the Colonial Athletic Association as she was tabbed the league’s Rookie of the Week
McCartney is the first Blue Hen to be garner weekly honors from the league this season after helping Delaware (2-1) to a 2-0 week in non-conference action that saw the Hens pick up 11-7 home victories over both Villanova and Lehigh at Delaware Stadium.
A native of Doylestown, McCartney tallied six goals on the week, including her second career hat trick with four goals against Villanova, followed by another two scores vs. Lehigh.
She became the first Delaware player since Lisa Blanc in 1980 to score three or more goals in each of her first two career games and with the two-goal effort vs. Lehigh, fell just one goal short of becoming the only player in UD history to accomplish the feat.
“Caitlin is a great athlete and a humble person,” said UD second year head coach Kateri Linville. “I am happy to see her receive the recognition she deserves for her efforts and execution.”
McCartney started in both contests and totaled nine shots during the pair of games, taking six against Villanova and three vs. Lehigh, putting all but one attempt on goal.
In an all-around impressive effort, McCartney also won six draw controls, scooped up four groundballs, dished out an assist, and forced one turnover on the week.