Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 3/15/11
After setting school freshman records for most goals (7) and points (8) in a game in Navy’s 17-7 win over Bucknell last weekend, attack Aimee Gennaro (Archbishop Carroll) has been named the national Womenslax.com Rookie of the Week.
In addition, Gennaro also earned Patriot League Rookie of the Week honors. Gennaro has earned a league accolade in each of the first four weeks of conference reporting this season.
Gennaro becomes the second Mid (joining Erin Rawlick, ’10) to earn a national individual weekly honor. Gennaro has 32 goals and 40 points on the season. Both totals are tied for the national lead.
With a week off of classes for spring break, the Navy women’s lacrosse team (7-1, 1-0 PL) will be playing a pair of games in California. Navy will play at Fresno State on Tuesday and will play at California on Thursday.
With the win over Bucknell, the women’s lacrosse team got off to a successful start in defending its Patriot League title. In addition, head coach Cindy Timchal (Haverford High) extended her all-time lead of career wins to 386.
Penn’s Leitner is Ivy League Defensive Player of the Week
Goalkeeper Emily Leitner was named Ivy League Defensive Player of the Week for the second week in a row after making 16 saves in two wins as Penn improved to 4-0 overall and started the Ivy portion of the season at 1-0.
On Wednesday, Leitner made nine saves at Hofstra as part of an 8-4 win for the No. 4 Quakers. Five of those saves came in the second half and throughout the course of the game she made five saves on Hofstra free position attempts.
On Saturday afternoon in Cambridge, Leitner made seven saves as the Quakers won their 30th Ivy League game in a row via a 9-8 win over Harvard. Five of her stops came in the final 30 minutes as the Red and Blue came all the way back from a 6-3 halftime deficit.
Through four games in 2011, Leitner has a 7.00 GAA, which is tops among Ivy keepers. Her 51.7 save percentage is third in the Ivy League.