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Women’s honors: Warden, Glassford, Voiro, Comerford, Anhut

Friday, 10th March 2017

Categories College, Girl's/Women's, Posted 3/9/17

Following a dominant 20-goal win last week, a pair of James Madison women’s lacrosse players earned Colonial Athletic Association weekly awards, as junior midfielder Haley Warden (Garnet Valley) was named Defensive Player of the Week.

Haley Warden

JMU improved to 5-1 this season with a 21-1 triumph against Longwood on Friday, March 3. It was the team’s sixth 20-goal win all-time and was tied for the third-largest win in school history. The Dukes held an opponent to one goal or fewer for just the 16th time ever and for the first time since the 2003 season.

Warden racked up eight hustle stats with four ground balls, two caused turnovers and two draw controls. Her ground-ball total tied her career high. The Glen Mills, Pa., native also provided offense, scoring three points off two goals and an assist. She leads the CAA in draw controls (4.0) and is second in caused turnovers (2.33).

It is the third career weekly award for Warden.

Temple’s Glassford (Strath Haven) named BIG EAST MF of Week
For the second week in a row, Temple senior Morgan Glassford (Strath Haven) has been named the BIG EAST Lacrosse Midfielder of the Week after helping lead the Owls to another pair of wins.

In a 13-10 win at La Salle on March 2, Glassford totaled two goals, two assists, five ground balls, seven draw controls and a caused turnover. She followed that with two goals, three ground balls and four draw controls in a 12-5 win against UMBC on March 4, bringing her weekly total to four goals, two assists, six points, eight ground balls and 11 draw controls.

Glassford currently ranks 19th in NCAA Division I with 5.43 draw controls per game, and ranks third all-time at Temple with 139 career draws.

Lehigh’s Voiro (Moorestown-NJ) named Patriot Defender of week
Following a strong effort in Saturday’s win over Wagner, Lehigh women’s lacrosse junior Kierstyn Voiro (Moorestown) has been named the Patriot League Defender of the Week, as announced on Monday. Voiro shattered her previous career high with six caused turnovers in Saturday’s win while also scoring her first goal of the season.

Voiro finished Saturday with a goal, assist, two groundballs and draw control. Lehigh’s defense didn’t allow a goal for the first 13:54, helping the Mountain Hawks open a 4-0 advantage. For the season, Voiro has tallied a goal, two assists, a team-leading eight caused turnovers, five groundballs and two draw controls .

St. Joe’s Anhut named A-10 Rookie of the Week

After totaling 10 points on eight goals and two assists to go with four ground balls and two caused turnovers in SJU’s 1-1 week last week, Saint Joseph’s freshman attacker Hope Anhut (Hopewell Valley Central) has been selected the Atlantic 10 Women’s Lacrosse Rookie of the Week, the league office announced on Tuesday evening. The honor marks the first of Anhut’s career.

In Saturday’s 18-17 win at California, Anhut recorded a season- and game-high five goals and season- and team-high two assists en route to a game-high seven points to lead SJU to the victory.

Anhut scored three goals and added her two helpers in the first half alone. With the Hawks trailing 7-6 midway through the first, Anhut scored back-to-back goals to equalize the score and to put the Hawks ahead; from that point, the Hawks wouldn’t trail again. The freshman added three ground balls and a caused turnover.

In last Wednesday’s 11-10 loss to Villanova, Anhut tallied a hat trick to go with a ground ball, draw control, and caused turnover.

Villanova’s Comerford is BIG EAST Frosh of week
After scoring the game-winning goal against Saint Joseph’s and recording 11 total points this past week, freshman attack Katie Comerford was selected the BIG EAST Freshman of the Week, the conference office announced on Tuesday.

With Wednesday’s game tied at 10-10, Comerford converted on a free position attempt with 1:36 remaining to push the Wildcats past the Hawks for Villanova’s first win of the season. The goal marked her fifth goal of the game, the most by a Wildcat since Kelsey Denihan found the back of the net seven times against Michigan on February 24, 2014.

She followed up the five-point outing against the local Hawks with a six-point (3g, 3a) performance against Monmouth. Through five games this season, Comerford leads the team in points (17), goals (13), ranks second in ground balls (12) and third in assists (4).

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