Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 4/13/23
From Press Release
The Atlantic 10 Conference named Saint Joseph’s freshman Alexa Capozzoli (Episcopal Academy) as both the league’s Women’s Lacrosse Offensive Player and Rookie of the Week following the conclusion of the ninth week of contests played April 3-9.
Capozzoli, a product out of Ridley Park and a 2022 Phillylacrosse.com Co-Player of the Year, tallied eight goals and two assists over the course of a 2-0 week for Saint Joseph’s, pacing the Hawks offensively en route to back-to-back wins over then-No. 18 Princeton and conference opponent St. Bonaventure. The freshman attacker set a career mark with four goals, two assists and six total points in St. Joe’s midweek upset of the Tigers, netting the game-winning goal of a tight 19-17 victory. Over the weekend, she generated another four-goal outing versus Bona, finishing the two-game stretch with an impressive nine of her 11 shots on target for a .727 shooting percentage.
Penn’s Rohr (Episcopal Academy) wins second Ivy league honor
For the second time this season and her career, senior Izzy Rohr (Episcopal Academy) of the University of Pennsylvania women’s lacrosse team has been named the Ivy League Defensive Player of the Week, the conference announced on Monday afternoon.
Rohr also earned the honor back on February 20, posting similar numbers this past weekend as she did in the season opener against La Salle. The only difference this time is she put massive statistics up against then-No. 13 Yale to help the Quakers to a double-digit victory, 16-6.
The senior defender played a huge role in the success of the backline on Saturday against the Bulldogs, securing a career- and game-high five caused turnovers to go with a game-high four ground balls. The Penn defense forced the Bulldogs into 18 turnovers, 11 which were caused.
Yale, who entered the game with the most goals in the Ivy League at 159, was held to just six. Additionally, there was over a 37-minute stretch in the game where the Quakers held the Bulldogs scoreless.
Rohr and the rest of the team are back in action on Saturday at Franklin Field, as they look to remain unblemished in conference play against Cornell. Prior to the game, the Quakers will celebrate the careers of the senior class before the noon first draw.
AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Rachel Matey • Sr. • James Madison • Phoenixville, Pa./Archbishop Carroll
Matey had eight ground balls, three caused turnovers and 10 draw controls in James Madison’s two wins as the Dukes averaged only 5.5 goals allowed. She had four ground balls and five turnovers in both games, a 20-10 victory against No. 23 Richmond and an 18-1 win at Vanderbilt, and set a program record as she finished the week with 246 career draw controls.
Colonial Athletic Association DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Riley Gillin, Delaware
Junior | Attack | Wayne, Pa. / Academy of Notre Dame de Namur
Gillin had a career day at the defensive end to help Delaware battle back for a key CAA victory. The junior from Pennsylvania notched career-bests of four ground balls and three caused turnovers to go along with a goal and an assist in Delaware’s 13-10 win over Hofstra. The Blue Hens held the Pride to one goal in the third quarter to turn around a 5-3 halftime deficit to lead 10-6 through 45 minutes.