Bowles, Caridi, Arthur Capture #AEWLAX Awards
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Repeat performers were the theme of the week in America East women's lacrosse as all three weekly honors went to student-athletes who have been tehre before. Albany sophomore Rachel Bowles continued her torrid scoring pace with four more goals in a win for the Great Danes as she took home her third-straight Offensive Player of the Week honor. Stony Brook goalkeeper Frankie Caridi was also an important part of a win for the Seawolves on her way to her third Defensive Player of the Week award this season. Binghamton's Bri Arthur notched her second Rookie of the Week, after an eight-goal week for the Bearcats. Here are the week four award winners:
Offensive Player of the Week
Rachel Bowles, So., A, Albany
- Scored four goals and added one assist as Albany won its third-straight, beating a tough Dartmouth team, 13-7.
- The four goals came on six shots as the sophomore ranked second with a .667 shooting percentage for the week.
- Scored what proved to be the game-winning goal with 17:42 left, breaking a 7-7 tie.
- Added two ground balls
- Has scored three or more goals in every game this season.
Defensive Player of the Week
Frankie Caridi, Sr., GK, Stony Brook
East Northport, N.Y.
- Tied a career-high with 11 saves in Stony Brook’s 14-4 win over Rutgers.
- The 11 saves came on 15 shots, as the senior led all America East goalkeepers with a .733 save percentage.
- Also added three ground balls and helped the Seawolves go 16-of-18 on clear attempts.
- Has held five of six opponents to single digits and four of six to fewer than five goals this season.
Rookie of the Week
Bri Arthur, Fr., A, Binghamton
- Tallied eight goals and one assist in a 2-0 week for the Bearcats while recrding an .889 shooting percentage.
- Started the week with four goals, including the game-winner, on four shots to go with a ground ball and a draw control in Binghamton’s 17-7 victory over Niagara.
- Score four more goals, this time on five shots, while adding an assist in a 19-3 win against St. Bonaventure. Also had three ground balls and a draw control.
- Helped Binghamton to its best start in school history (4-1).
Around the League
- Binghamton is off to its best start in school history at 4-1, while starting 3-0 at home for the first time ever.
- The Bearcats tied a school record with 19 goals against St. Bonaventure.
- Vermont collected its first shutout since 1989 with a 22-0 win over Howard. The 22 goals were the second-most in a single game in program history.
- The Catamounts started 5-0 for the second time in program history.
- Vermont’s Sydney Mas became the second player in program history with over 200 points (209).
- Stony Brook’s Michelle Rubino tied former All-American Demmianne Cook for third in Stony Brook history with 157 draw controls.
- Seawolves’ freshmen accounted for eight of their 14 goals against Rutgers, as the team played the first ever women’s lacrosse game at High Point Solutions Stadium, where Rutgers football plays its home games.
- New Hampshire’s Taylor Hurwitz had a career-high 16 saves at 10th-ranked UMass, the highest save total by a UNH goalkeeper since April 4, 2007.
Feb. 18 – Offensive Player of the Week: Vanessa VanderZalm, M, So., Vermont; Defensive Player of the Week: Frankie Caridi, Sr., GK, Stony Brook; Rookie of the Week: Courtney Murphy, Fr., A, Stony Brook
Feb. 24 – Co-Offensive Players of the Week: Rachel Bowles, So., A, Albany & Vanessa VanderZalm, M, So., Vermont; Defensive Player of the Week: Frankie Caridi, Sr., GK, Stony Brook; Rookie of the Week: Bri Arthur, Fr., A, Binghamton
March 3 – Co-Offensive Players of the Week: Rachel Bowles, So., A, Albany & Jessica Roach, Jr. A, Vermont; Defensive Player of the Week: Anna Barnett, So., GK, UMBC; Rookie of the Week: Dakotah Savitcheff, Fr., A, Albany
March 10 –Offensive Players of the Week: Rachel Bowles, So., A, Albany; Defensive Player of the Week: Frankie Caridi, Sr., GK, Stony Brook; Rookie of the Week: Bri Arthur, Fr., A, Binghamton