Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 3/1/17
After leading her team to a 1-1 week, University of Cincinnati lacrosse freshman Monica Borzillo (Conestoga) has been named the BIG EAST Freshman of the Week as announced by the league on Tuesday afternoon.
The 2016 Phillylacrosse.com Co-Player of the Year took the award for the second consecutive week after recording nine points in two games on the road at Coastal Carolina and Campbell. She totaled two goals, two assists and two ground balls against the Chanticleers before upping her game with a hat trick and two dishes in Sunday’s come-from-behind 17-16 win over the Camels.
After three games played, the freshman ranks 14th in the NCAA in assists per game (2.33), 19th in points per game (5.00), 23rd in free position goals per game (1.00) and 37th in total assists (seven).
Borzillo and the Bearcats will face their toughest test yet when they travel to Louisville, Kentucky, to take on the No. 20 Louisville Cardinals on Wednesday, March 1. The first draw is set for 6 p.m.
La Salle’s Raymond (Abington) is Rookie of Week
Freshman Mikki Raymond (Abington) was named the Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week after her opening appearances in an Explorers jersey last week. The Explorers split a pair of games over the opening week to earn a 1-1 record on the season.
The midfielder posted a strong collegiate start when she scored two goals and added two assists in a 13-7 win over Manhattan in La Salle’s season opener last Wednesday, Feb. 22. She won two draw controls while picking up a ground ball in the Explorer victory. The Abington, Pa. product also caused one turnover in her first appearance for the Blue and Gold.
Raymond netted another two goals, posted two draws and caused two turnovers in a loss against Sacred Heart last Saturday, Feb. 25 to earn her first A-10 accolades in the 2017 campaign.
Temple’s Glassford (Strath Haven) is MF of the week
After a 2-0 week for Temple lacrosse, senior Morgan Glassford (Strath Haven) has been named the BIG EAST Midfielder of the Week. The Owls have now earned major weekly awards in two of the three weeks of the 2017 season so far, with Brenda McDermott previously earning BIG EAST Attacker of the Week honors on Feb. 14.
Glassford stuffed the stat sheet this past week with six goals, one assist, six ground balls, nine draw controls and two caused turnovers in victories at Saint Joseph’s and versus Lafayette. The senior notched a hat trick in both games and added an assist in the St. Joe’s win. Glassford led all players with six draw controls in the Owls’ 18-12 win against the Leopards.
With 128 career draw controls, Glassford already ranks fourth all-time at Temple, needing just six more to tie for third and 28 to tie for first. Her 5.40 draw controls this season currently rank 21st among all players in NCAA Division I.