Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 3/31/09
Drexel redshirt freshman Charlotte Wood (Conestoga) was named the Colonial Athletic Association Rookie of the Week for her play in the period ending March 29.
It was the second time this season Wood has earned the conference honor. Wood scored a game-high five goals as Drexel defeated Bucknell, 13-8, on March 25.
The Paoli native helped the Dragons snap the Bison’s three-game winning streak while Drexel extended its unbeaten streak to five games. Wood notched three of her goals in the decisive first half when the Dragons outscored Bucknell, 10-4.
The win moved Drexel to 7-1 on the season. She currently leads the team in both goals with 21 and points with 25.
Penn’s Spiro is Ivy League Offensive Player of Week
Junior Emma Spiro was named co-Ivy League Offensive Player of the Week after a four-goal performance at Columbia.
Spiro scored on four of her five shots against in No. 2 Penn’s win at Columbia Friday and was two-for-two on her free position shots. She dominated the draw circle with six draw controls and also nabbed one groundball. Spiro is third on the team in points and second in goals. She also holds a team-high four game-winners and 30 draw controls. Spiro has consistently contributed to Penn’s undefeated record with multiple points in all but one game this season.
GW’s Donohue (Radnor) is A-10 Player of the Week
George Washington junior Taylor Donohue (Radnor) was named Atlantic 10 Player of the Week for the second time this season after leading the Colonials to back-to-back league victories this past weekend.
Donohue totaled 12 points on five goals and seven assists in wins over Duquesne and St. Bonaventure to become the first GW player to capture multiple Player of the Week awards in a single season.
The Villanova native had a goal and game-high four assists in Friday’s 18-9 rout of the Dukes, then set a career-high with seven points on four goals and three assists in Sunday’s 13-12 victory against the Bonnies.
Donohue has scored at least one point in nine straight games and has 12 assists in her last three outings. She is second in the A-10 with 17 total assists and ranks seventh in the league with 3.27 points per game.
Donohue currently ranks seventh in program history in goals (63), assists (27) and points (90) in 42 career games.
Penn State’s Forster (La Salle) named ECAS Rookie of the Week
Penn State redshirt freshman attackman Jack Forster (La Salle) has been named the ECAC Rookie of the Week.
Forster had two goals and two assists for the Nittany Lions in Saturday’s 9-8 ECAC loss to Massachusetts. He leads the team in scoring with 14 goals and 11 assists through eight games.
Haverford’s Banno cited by Centennial Conference
Haverford College men’s lacrosse goalkeeper Joe Banno (Monroe, Conn./ Notre Dame) was chosen as the Centennial Conference’s Defensive Player of the Week.
Banno was superb as the last line of defense in the Fords’ 2-0 week that included an overtime win at Muhlenberg on Wednesday night and the program’s first-ever win over No. 8 Washington College on Saturday night in Chestertown, Md.
The freshman goalie stopped 30 shots in the week, 15 each against both the Mules and Shoremen, and lowered his season goals against average to 7.86 goals per game while upping his saves percentage to .626 for the year. The Fords are now ranked 11th in the nation in Division III by the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association.
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