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D1 women’s honors: Sacred Heart’s Delaney (CH East), Navy’s Doyle (CR North), Lehigh’s LaBeau

Thursday, 10th March 2016

Categories College, Girl's/Women's, Posted 3/10/16
From Press Release

Sacred Heart junior midfielder Caitlin Delaney (Cherry Hill East) was named the Northeast Conference Women’s Lacrosse Co-Player and Defensive Player of the Week on Monday after tallying 12 points against Fairfield and UMass Lowell last week.

Caitlin Delaney

Caitlin Delaney

Delaney scored nine goals with three assists last week in games against Fairfield and UMass Lowell. The junior filled the box score in Sunday’s 17-5 win at UMass Lowell, scoring five goals with three assists, four caused turnovers, five draw controls, and six groundballs. This is the second time Delaney has been named NEC Defensive Player of the Week, having also earned the award on Feb. 22.

Through five games this season, Delaney leads SHU with 19 goals, 25 points, 21 ground balls, 15 draw controls, and 15 caused turnovers. She is among the top-10 in the nation in points (10th), goals (sixth), ground balls per game (fifth), and caused turnovers per game (third).

The Pioneers are back in action on Friday, March 18th when Sacred Heart hosts La Salle at 3 p.m.

Navy’s Doyle (Council Rock North) is Patriot Defensive POW

Navy women’s lacrosse senior Molly Doyle (Council Rock North) was named Corvias Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week, which was announced by the league office on Monday.

Doyle helped Navy go 1-1 last week with five ground balls, four caused turnovers and two draw controls. The Ivyland, Pennsylvania, native began the week with three ground balls, two caused turnovers and one draw control as Navy defeated George Washington, 9-1. Doyle helped Navy’s defense hold the Colonials off the scoreboard for 54:38 minutes. The senior defender then tallied two caused turnovers, two ground balls and a draw control in Navy’s 17-9 loss to then-No. 14/15 Boston College.

Doyle has had a strong start to 2016, leading both Navy and the Patriot League in caused turnovers (12) and ground balls (18). She has tallied multi-ground ball performances in all seven games this season along with at least one caused turnover, as well. Doyle is currently climbing up Navy’s all-time lists in both categories, jumping up two spots to 13th in ground balls (83) and one spot to fourth in caused turnovers (59).

Lehigh’s LaBeau is Patriot League Attacker of Week

Lehigh junior Allison LaBeau was named the Patriot League Attacker of the Week on Monday after setting a career high with eight points in a 14-11 Lehigh victory on Saturday. LaBeau finished with four assists and four assists, eclipsing 100 career points in the process. Her strong performance fueled the Mountain Hawks to their third straight win on the young season.

LaBeau accounted for Lehigh’s final six goals, notching three goals and three assists in that span. The Mountain Lakes, N.J. native converted on most of her opportunities as she scored four goals on just seven shots. Her four assists were also a career high and helped spearhead the Mountain Hawks’ offense to a season-high 14 goals.

The two-time All-Patriot League honoree has now tallied nine goals and five assists over her last two games. LaBeau also has a team-leading 13 goals, eight assists and 21 points on the season. LaBeau currently ranks second in the Patriot League in goals per game (3.25) and points per contest (5.25).

This is the third time LaBeau has garnered a weekly award, winning Patriot League Rookie of the Week as a freshman and Offensive Player of the Week as a sophomore.

After four straight home games, the Mountain Hawks will travel to Lynchburg, Va. to take on Liberty this Saturday. Opening draw is set for 3 p.m. Lehigh will conclude its spring break road trip with a matchup at Davidson next Tuesday, Mar. 15.

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