Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 4/18/17
From Press Release
Lafayette senior Kirsten Wilhelmsen (Strath Haven) was honored by the Patriot League for the fifth time this season with the Attacker of the Week award, the league office announced on Monday afternoon.
Wilhelmsen, the nation’s leader in scoring at more than four goals per game, has been stellar in her senior season, racking up another six goals, to go along with one assist in the team’s win over Holy Cross on Saturday. Her effort moved her into fourth in all-time scoring at Lafayette, just seven goals shy of the 200 mark for her career.
“Kirsten is having an incredible senior season. We are so proud of her all that she has accomplished,” head coach Alison Fisher said. “She is truly one of the best players to have ever played in this conference and continues to inspire our team both on and off the field. She is deserving of this continuous recognition because of her consistent drive to help our team be successful.”
In addition to her offensive prowess, Wilhelmsen has also made an impact in other areas of the field, sitting eighth all-time in the Patriot League in caused turnovers with 67 and ninth in the league record books in draw controls with 163. The Wallingford, Pa. native recorded eight draw controls, three ground balls and two caused turnovers in Saturday’s effort.
Wilhelmsen’s performance helped lead her team to a 21-15 victory over the Crusaders, clinching a Patriot League Tournament berth for the first time since 2013. The work isn’t finished there, though, as home-field advantage is still in sight for the Maroon and White.
The Leopards currently sit in a tie for second in the Patriot League standings with their three toughest possible opponents still left on the schedule. Six teams will be eligible for postseason play, with the top two earning a first-round bye and the three and four seeds hosting quarterfinal games.
First up in the home stretch is the all-important meeting with archrival Lehigh at Fisher Stadium on Wednesday. Opening draw is set for 7 p.m.