Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 3/2/17
Winthrop’s Paige Jenkins was tabbed as the Big South’s Defensive Player of the Week.
Jenkins, a senior from Glen Mills, PA, earns her first career Big South weekly honor. Jenkins had a strong presence in Winthrop’s win over the Rams as she forced four turnovers and picked up four ground balls. She was also vital in a successful day on the clear for the Eagles. Against the Tribe, Jenkins had two caused turnovers and one ground ball pickup.
Penn’s Condon, Brown earns Ivy League honors
Two outstanding individual efforts propelled Penn past Johns Hopkins on Saturday, as Alex Condon dominated on the attacking end and Britt Brown backstopped the defense in a 10-7 win. For their efforts, each picked up Ivy League weekly honors as Condon was named Ivy League Co-Offensive Player of the Week and Brown earned Ivy League Defensive Player of the Week honors.
Alex Condon was one goal away from tying the Ivy League’s single-game goals record, netting eight goals against Hopkins. The most goals by a Quaker since 1997, Condon’s performance is tied for the second-most goals scored in a game this season by any Division I player. She scored her eight goals on nine shots, finding the back of the next on her last seven shot attempts. Condon also added two caused turnovers and two ground balls.
Condon’s Offensive Player of the Week selection is the third of her career – each coming in the last five weekly selections. She now gives Penn 10 Ivy League Offensive Player of the Week selections since the start of the 2016 season. The other seven Ivy schools have combined for six. The Quakers have had a player earn at least a Co-Offensive Player of the Week selection in each of the last six weekly selections, with five outright honorees in addition to Condon’s shared honor this week.
Britt Brown earned her first career Ivy League Defensive Player of the Week award after a 16-save performance against the Blue Jays. Brown set a career-high for saves in a single game for the second week in a row, besting her 14 saves from the opener at Delaware. Brown leads the country in save percentage (.682) and saves-per-game (15.0) while allowing just 7.0 goals-per-game.
Brown is the first Quaker to earn Defensive Player of the Week honors since Lely DeSimone (March 21, 2016) and the first Penn goalkeeper to do so since Lucy Ferguson (April 27, 2015).
Arcadia’s Ryan named MAC Commonwealth POW
Arcadia University freshman Shannon Ryan was named the MAC Commonwealth Women’s Lacrosse Player of the Week after leading the Knights to a 2-0 week to begin the season and her career with eight goals, three assists, 13 draw controls and two ground balls.
Ryan scored three goals on three shots and added an assist and three draw controls in a 16-2 win over Neumann. She then scored five goals on eight shots, and added two assists and nine draw controls in a 21-8 win over Old Westbury.