Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 2/22/17
Lafayette senior captain Kirsten Wilhelmsen (Strath Haven) was named the Patriot League Attacker of the Week on Monday afternoon, earning the league’s weekly honor by scoring a career-high eight goals in the team’s 17-14 win over Binghamton.
In the Leopards’ lone game this week, Wilhelmsen converted on eight of her nine shots on goal in the game, becoming the first Lafayette player to score eight or more goals in a game since Heather McClelland ’01 netted nine against St. Joseph’s in 2001. In addition to her scoring prowess, she also added an assist to go along with three caused turnovers, a draw control and a groundball on the afternoon.
“Kirsten has been a key component of our offensive production since her freshman year, not only as our main point producer, but also as the unit’s leader,” head coach Alison Fisher said. “She has worked exceptionally hard to continue to grow her game and we were very impressed with her performance on Thursday. We are thrilled that the conference has recognized her contribution with this honor.”
The award is Wilhelmsen’s second of her career and first this season. The Preseason All-Patriot League selection currently sits third in the league in scoring at 4.5 goals per contest and 5.5 points per game.
St. Joe’s McCallion (Academy of Notre Dame) Named A-10 Player of the Week
After a career-high eight point effort on a game-high five goals and game-high three assists in Saint Joseph’s 15-7 season-opening win over American on Saturday, senior attacker Nora McCallion (Narberth, Pa./Academy of Notre Dame de Namur) has been named the Atlantic 10 Player of the Week, the league office announced on Tuesday afternoon. The honor marks the third of her collegiate career.
McCallion scored SJU’s first two goals of the game and assisted on SJU’s go-ahead goal midway through the first half. She added two more goals in the first half and tallied one goal and two helpers in the second half en route to the victory.
She took five shots on the day and found the back of the net on all of them.