Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 2/26/20
North Carolina junior midfielder Scottie Rose Growney (Conestoga) has been tabbed the ACC Women’s Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week.
Growney scored a career-high six goals in North Carolina’s 19-6 win over No. 3 Maryland on Saturday, surpassing her previous best of four, set against Florida on May 12, 2019. Her six points were also a career high, besting her previous mark of four, set on two occasions. Her six goals were the most scored by a Tar Heel against the Terrapins since Erin McGinnis (1996-99) had six in a 19-17 overtime loss on April 24, 1999. A native of Berwyn, Growney was instrumental in UNC scoring its most goals and registering its largest margin of victory in 41 all-time games against Maryland.
JMU’s Matey (Archbishop Carroll) earns honor
After going 2-0 two weeks ago with a top-25 victory, James Madison sophomore Rachel Matey (Archbishop Carroll) was named Colonial Athletic Association Women’s Lacrosse Defensive Player of the Week.
Matey led JMU’s defensive effort in wins over #23 Virginia Tech (9-8 OT) and versus UConn (11-8). She had a team-high 15 hustle stats for the week, recording seven draw controls, five ground balls and three caused turnovers. Matey led a defense that held Virginia Tech to just two goals over the final 37:28 to rally for the ranked win and had the ground ball off a VT turnover that ended with Maddie McDaniel’s game-winning goal 20 seconds later.
Matey followed that up last weekend by collecting eight draw controls and a groundball in a 13-8 win over High Point.
Princeton’s Sowers (Upper Dublin) earns Ivy League honor
After a weekend full of statement wins for Ivy League men’s lacrosse squads, Princeton senior attackman Michael Sowers (Upper Dublin) claimed his second Player of the Week honor, while Cornell freshman attackman Michael Long picked was dubbed Rookie of the Week.
Ivies defeated the No. 1, No. 2, No. 10 and No. 19 teams in the country while going 5-1 over the weekend, including a win over defending national champion Virginia. The League is 14-2 overall.