Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 3/3/23
From Press Release and Staff Report
After a stellar performance in a pair of recent games, Fairfield University women’s lacrosse senior Lindsey Barnes (Academy of Notre Dame) was named the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference defensive player of the week as announced by the league office. The award for the Malvern native marks the first of her career as the first Stag to claim a women’s lacrosse weekly honor this season, just three weeks into the campaign.
Barnes was a force on defense for the Stags, causing a career-high eight turnovers by UAlbany players in a 17-13 loss. That total was the most by any player in a Division I game this season. She also collected six ground balls in the road performance against the Great Danes, before causing two turnovers and a draw control in last Saturday’s 15-7 win over Hofstra. For the season, she has forced 16 turnovers which already matches her career-best for a season, while also collecting 10 ground balls and nabbing a pair of draw controls.
Also in the win over Hofstra, Elizabeth Talluto (Shipley School) had three goals and four assists, Olivia Doody (Germantown Academy) had a goal, three assists, a groundball and a caused turnover and defender Julia Rigolizzo (Radnor) added four groundballs and a caused turnover.
Fairfield women’s lacrosse is back in action this Saturday, Mar. 4 when they head up to Vermont to take on UVM with opening draw set for 12:00 p.m.