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College honors: Romesburg, Warden, Harris, Kelly, Borzillo, Fornia, Barretta

Wednesday, 21st February 2018

Categories College, Girl's/Women's, Posted 2/21/18

James Madison University midfielder Elena Romesburg (Central Bucks West) shared Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Women’s Lacrosse Player of the Week honors. JMU’s Haley Warden (Garnet Valley) was named the CAA Defensive Player of the Week while Drexel University midfielder Karson Harris was named the CAA Rookie of the Week.

Elena Romesburg | No. 8/6 James Madison University
Senior | Midfielder | Chalfont, Pa./Central Bucks West
Senior Elena Romesburg helped No. 8/6 James Madison to a pair of victories with nine goals and an assist for 10 points. She also posted five ground balls, four caused turnovers and four draw controls. In the 16-11 victory over Virginia Tech, Romesburg potted four goals to go along with three caused turnovers and three ground balls. She followed that up with five goals, on six shots, and an assist in the 21-9 win over UConn at the US Lacrosse facility. On the season, Romesburg is tied for the CAA lead with 14 goals and 15 points in three games.

Haley Warden | No. 8/6 James Madison University
Senior | Midfielder | Glens Mills, Pa./Garnet Valley
Senior Haley Warden helped James Madison to wins over Virginia Tech and UConn by tallying six caused turnovers, four ground balls and 10 draw controls. She also added five goals and three assists on the week. In the win over Virginia Tech, Warden won five draws, caused four turnovers and had four ground balls. She caused two turnovers against UConn, had ground balls and five draw controls while posted three goals and two assists.

Karson Harris | Drexel University
Freshman | Midfielder | Great Mills, Md./Leonardtown
Freshman Karson Harris scored three goals and dished out three assists in the Dragons’ 1-1 week at Johns Hopkins and against Iona. She scored a goal and had two assists in the win over Iona, reversing those numbers at Johns Hopkins. She also won five draw controls and caused a turnover in the win over Iona. Harris picked up three ground balls, all three coming at JHU. After two games, Harris is tied for the team lead in points (6), assists (3) and caused turnovers (3).

St. Joe’s Kelly is A-10 Rookie of the Week
Saint Joseph’s freshman attacker Stephanie Kelly (Melbourne, Australia/Mount St Joseph Girls’ College) has been selected the Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week, the league office announced on Tuesday afternoon. The honor marks the first conference accolade of Kelly’s career.

Kelly recorded her first collegiate hat trick and added two assists for a season-high, five-point effort in SJU’s 21-8 win over Central Connecticut on Saturday afternoon. The freshman out of Melbourne, Australia factored into four of SJU’s first nine scoring plays of the game with a pair of goals and a pair of assists and went on to hit the back of the net for the third time late in the second half.

Kelly has racked up eight points in her first two collegiate games to tie for 10th (with Graci Fulkerson of Arizona State and Ioanna Mantzouratos of George Washington) among all NCAA Division I freshmen in total points.

BIG EAST Attacker Of The Week

Monica Borzillo (Conestoga), Cincinnati, So., A
Borizillo sparked the Bearcats to a 2-0 weekend by totaling 12 points off seven goals and five assists, while adding three ground balls and a caused turnover. The sophomore had the eighth-highest scoring output in Cincinnati history with seven points off five goals and two dishes in Friday’s win at Gardner-Webb. She followed that with two goals and three assists in Sunday’s win over Winthrop. Despite being a sophomore, Borzillo already ranks eighth all-time in scoring in UC history.

BIG EAST Freshman Of The Week

Gabrielle Fornia (Lenape-NJ), Vanderbilt, Fr., A
In the Commodores’ win over Fresno State on Monday, Fornia totaled two goals, two assists and a caused turnover, with one of her scores being the game winner. Through two games for Vanderbilt, Fornia boasts a team-high five assists.

BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll
Nicole Barretta (Downingtown East), Temple, Sr., A
The Owls went 1-1 last week with Barretta’s outings highlighted by a seven-goal performance in Wednesday’s 18-7 win at Monmouth. The senior also notched a goal and assist in Saturday’s setback against a nationally ranked Princeton squad.

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