April 10, 2007
Patriot League Women's Lacrosse Release - 4.10.07
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Offensive Player of the Week
Lauren Aksionoff, American Jr., A, Baldwin, N.Y.
Last week Aksionoff registered a season-high 11 points split between two games. Her seven-point game against Lafayette was a career-high for the junior, just one point shy of breaking into American's all-time record book for points in a game (8). Aksionoff led the squad to their season-high of 19 goals in a game in their 19-11 win over the Leopards. Aksionoff is first on the team in points with 38, coming off 24 goals and a team-high 14 assists.
Defensive Player of the Week
Jen Ingalls, Lehigh Fr., D, Moorestown, N.J.
Ingalls scooped up four ground balls, caused two turnovers and won one draw control last week to help lead the Mountain Hawks to their first victory over Colgate in ten years. She has started all 11 games for Lehigh as a freshman and has one assist on the season, which came in a win over Fairfield. Ingalls has scooped up 20 ground balls, caused 11 turnovers and won four draw controls, leading the Mountain Hawks in caused turnovers.
Goalkeeper of the Week
Megan Orr, Holy Cross Sr., Wilton, Conn.
Last week Orr saved 11 shots out of 28 faced against Yale and eight out of 19 against Bucknell. For the week she averaged 9.5 saves per game on her way to her third Patriot League Goalkeeper of the Week award this season.
Rookie of the Week
Inneke Carmola, Lehigh Fr., A, Amsterdam, N.Y.
Carmola scored a career-high seven goals, including the game-winner as Lehigh snapped a ten-year losing streak to Colgate with a 16-14 victory on Friday evening. She led the Mountain Hawks with seven shots on goal and was a perfect one-of-one on free position shots. Carmola also added two ground balls and two draw controls versus the Raiders last week.
Performances Last Week
Maddy Booth, Lafayette
Jr., A, Wallingford, Pa.
Booth had three goals, five draw controls, and one assists.
Kristine Vida, American
Jr., GK, Syosset, N.Y.
Vida faced 25 shots and saved 11 last week.
Amanda Makoid, American
Fr., A, Doylestown, Pa.
Makoid had one goal, point, ground ball, and draw control.
Whitney Kovar, American
So., D, Bethpage, N.Y.
Kovar registered one caused turnover and had four ground balls.
Bonnie Buechel, Bucknell
So., M, South Orange, N.J.
Buechel had a goal, five draw controls, and three assists.
Kristine Corkum, Holy Cross
Jr., A, Ipswich, Mass.
Corkum had seven goals, one assist and eight points last week.
Megan Orr, Holy Cross
Sr., GK, Wilton, Conn.
Orr had 22 saves and faced 45 shots.
Maria Drehwing, Lafayette
Fr., M, Wyckoff, N.J.
Drehwing had two goals, two points, and three ground balls.
Casey Sharkey, Lafayette
So., A, Glenside, Pa.
Scored on five of her seven shots last week and had one draw control.
Cara O'Sullivan, Holy Cross
Jr., D, Duxbury, Mass.
O'Sullivan scored two goals and two points last week against Yale and Bucknell.
Ashley Didio, Colgate
So., M, Syracuse, N.Y.
Didio scored four goals and four points in Colgate's one game last week.
Brie Moran, Colgate
Fr., A/M, Little Silver, N.J.
Moran scored a career-high four goals against Lehigh.
Amy Archambault, Holy Cross
Jr., A, West Hartford, Conn.
Archambault had two goals, and three assists last week.
Patricia Sutton, Holy Cross
Sr., M, Saratoga Spring, N.Y.
Sutton recorded four goals, one assist, and three ground balls last week.
Megan Fenton, Holy Cross
Fr., M, Bridgewater, N.J.
Fenton had one goal, two assists, three points, and one ground ball.
Sara MacIntyre, Lehigh
So., A, Dover, Mass.
MacIntyre scored three goals, had one assist and one ground ball.
Emily Archibald, Lafayette
So., M/A, Caldwell, N.J.
Averaged two goals and two points per game last week.
Christy Smith, Lehigh
Jr., M, Downingtown, Pa.
Scored two goals, had one assist and seven ground balls.
Patriot League Notebook
2007 Patriot League Tournament
The 2007 Patriot League Women's Lacrosse Championship will be a new two-day format that gives a day of rest in between the semifinals and the championship game for the top four teams in the Patriot League. The tournament will be held at the highest seed on Friday, April 27 and Sunday, April 29.
Patriot League By the Numbers
2 Number of new head coaches for the 2007 season. (Katie Woods, American; Heather Bliss, Colgate)
5 Number of consecutive years the Patriot League has sent a team to the NCAA Tournament
6 Number of years that the Patriot League Tournament has been played
10 Number of Patriot League titles Lafayette has won
13 Number of Patriot League student-athletes named All-American
16 Patriot League record for consecutive wins, set by Lafayette in 1991
American split its games last week with a win over Lafayette in League play and a loss against UMBC. The Eagles took the Leopards, 19-8, and fell to UMBC, 15-9. In Saturday's game against Lafayette, Lauren Aksionoff scored a team-high six goals while Caithlin Gorman and Jackie Lane scored three each, leading the Eagles to victory. Despite the loss to UMBC, seven different Eagles players scored goals.
Bucknell dropped two games last week to Drexel, 17-6, and Holy Cross, 16-6. Bonnie Buechel scored three goals in the game against Drexel, while Katie Hartsock had four ground balls. In Bucknell's loss to Holy Cross, Buechel and Chelsea Peters had two goals. Bucknell will go on this week to play Wagner and American.
Colgate competed twice last week with a win and loss. The Raiders held Albany, 11-8, to take the victory and suffered a close loss, 14-16, to the Lehigh Mountain Hawks. Brie Moran and Ashley Didio scored four goals each against Lehigh on Friday and as a team collected 15 ground balls. The Raiders will go head-to-head this week with Syracuse and Lafayette.
Holy Cross had a win and a loss last week. The Crusaders suffered a loss to Yale, 13-6, in the beginning of the week. Holy Cross redeemed themselves with a 16-6 win over Bucknell last Saturday. Patricia Sutton netted four goals, earning five points for the Crusaders, while Megan Orr and Darcy Wolcott had four ground balls each. Holy Cross will take on Fairfield and Lehigh this coming week.
Lafayette celebrated Senior Day on Saturday in the home finale, paying tribute to its lone senior, co-captain Morgan Schneller. The Leopards suffered two losses last week to American, 19-8, and Monmouth, 21-6. Lafayette is set to play the final four games of the season away from Rappolt Field, beginning with Colgate next Saturday.
Lehigh competed just once last week and earned a 16-14 win over Colgate. This was the Mountain Hawks' first victory over the Raiders since 1997. Freshman Inneke Carmola scored seven goals for the Brown and White and Christy Smith had seven ground balls and three draw controls. Lehigh will go on to play Villanova and Holy Cross this coming week.