Trio Picks Up Women's Lacrosse Weekly Awards
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- All three of this week's America East women's lacrosse weekly award winners hit on career bests in wins last week. Binghamton University junior midfielder Kristen Stone (Clarence Center, N.Y./Clarence) captures Player of the Week honors after clutch scoring, while University of Vermont senior goalkeeper Laura Barber (Middlebury, Vt./Middlebury) earns Defensive Player of the Week recognition. UMBC freshman attacker Abby Wilson (Bel Air, Md./Fallston) rounds out the awards with the Rookie of the Week nod.
Stone led the Bearcats to back-to-back wins last week, including a thrilling, sudden death overtime victory at Marist. She finished the week with 10 points on nine goals and an assist, as well as three ground balls, two caused turnovers and eight draw controls.
Stone broke the school record with seven tallies at Marist, including the final two of regulation to push the game into OT as well as the game-tying goal during the first OT to send it to sudden death. She also won seven draws against the Red Foxes and then collected two goals, one ground ball, one caused turnover and one draw control in an 11-9 win over preseason MAAC favorite Canisius.
Barber helped the Catamounts extend their win streak to four games before falling by one goal to a ranked opponent last week. She totaled 24 saves and a .511 save percentage in two games. Barber collected a career-high 16 saves and four ground balls at reigning NLC Champion High Point. The senior followed that up with eight saves on 17 shots in a 9-8 loss to UMass.
Wilson tallied her first career hat trick in a UMBC win and contributed all over the field for the Retrievers. The freshman scored a season-best four points on four goals and a helper in a 15-6 win over Delaware. Wilson then recorded season bests in ground balls (2), draw controls (3), and caused turnovers (2) while also notching a goal in a 12-11 loss to #16 Loyola.
#20 Albany (4-1, 0-0 AE) finished a four-game road trip, 3-1, at Siena and George Mason last week... Entering the second stanza down 8-7 at Siena, Jess Antelmi (Bridgeport, N.Y./Chittenago) tallied two of Albany's three goals at the start of the half to regain the lead that was not contested again en route to the 12-10 victory... Antelmi recorded a career-best game at Siena with four goals and three assists and matched that point total at George Mason with two goals and five assists... At George Mason, the Great Danes took a 2-1 lead with 24:48 remaining in the first half and held onto it for the games entirety en route to a 12-5 victory... Over the two games Albany held advantages over its opponents in draw controls (24-19) and shots (53-38)... Rachael Burek (Rensselaer, N.Y./Columbia) picked up ten draw controls and scored six goals and one assist on the week... Ariana Parker (Port Ewen, N.Y./Kingston) tabbed six goals, four ground balls and four caused turnovers in the two wins... Albany begins a three-game homestand on Wednesday, March 14 against Boston College.
Binghamton (2-2, 0-0 AE) earned a pair of hard fought victories during the week playing two road games in three days... The Bearcats defeated Marist 17-16 in sudden death overtime, then held off Canisius 11-9 in blistery conditions... With the pair of wins, Binghamton has won consecutive games for the first time since 2006... Leading the Bearcats was junior midfielder Kristen Stone (Clarence Center, NY/Clarence), who scored a program-record seven goals against Marist, including the much-needed equalizer in the first overtime... Classmate Katherine Hunsberger (Cortland, NY/Cortland) netted the game-winner with 1:09 left in the second OT... Stone also tallied two scores versus Canisius for a total of nine goals on the week... Classmate Kimberly McGeever (Northport, NY/Northport) operated the Binghamton offense to the tune of eight assists and now has a team-high 14 on the year... Binghamton wraps up their three-game road trip with a visit to Lehigh on Wednesday, March 14 at 3:30 p.m.
Boston U. (1-4, 0-0 AE) suffered two losses last week to Dartmouth and Notre Dame. Both losses this past week came against teams ranked in the top-10 in at least one poll... Mallory Collins, Danielle Etrasco and Kristen Mogavero have all each scored one goal in every game this season... Christina Sheridan made a season-high 11 saves at Dartmouth on Wednesday.
UMBC (2-4, 0-0 AE) scored a season-high 15 goals in a 15-6 rout at Delaware on March 7... Senior midfielder Alicia Krause (Ellicott City, Md./Mount Hebron) scored four goals and added a pair of assists to post a season-high six points... Junior midfielder Lindsay Cox (High Bridge, N.J./Voorhees added four goals and one helper and freshman attacker Abby Wilson (Bel Air, Md./Fallston) scored a season-best four points (3g, 1a)... A furious rally by UMBC fell just short, as the No. 16 Loyola Greyhounds held on to defeat the Retrievers 12-11 at the Ridley Athletic Complex on March 10... Cox continued her torrid play, leading UMBC with four goals, including cashing in on all three of her free position shots... Krause added three goals, while senior attacker Emily Coady (Westminster, Md./Westminster) contributed two goals and one assist... Cox now has 17 goals and 21 points on the season, already surpassing her season total (17) in points from 2011. She has four or more goals in three of six games this season and multiple points in five straight. Cox scored eight goals on only ten shots this week, was 3-of-3 in free position shots vs. Loyola and is shooting a team-high 41.5 percent on the season... The Retrievers host Colgate and travel to Drexel on Wednesday and Saturday this week.
UNH (0-4, 0-0 AE) went 0-2 last week with a 12-9 loss at home to UConn and a 15-13 loss at 20th-ranked Stanford… Senior midfielder Kate Keagins (Bay Shore, N.Y./Bay Shore) recorded her 100th career point with the second of her two points – a second-half goal – March 7 against UConn… Keagins recorded season highs in both goals (four) and points (five) at Stanford; both marks are tops on the team this season… UNH outscored UConn 6-1 in the final 17 minutes of the game, but its comeback effort against an eight-goal deficit fell short… Freshman goalkeeper Taylor Hurwitz (Holland, Pa./Council Rock South) recorded a career-high nine saves as well as three ground balls at Stanford… Freshman midfielder Rachael Nock (Severna Park, Md./Severn School) scored her first career goal and finished with a personal-best three points (2g, 1a) at Stanford… Kayleigh Hinkle (Glenelg, Md./Glenelg), a freshman attack, also scored her first goal against the Cardinal and finished with two goals; she tallied her first career point with an assist vs. UConn… Keagins and freshman midfielder Laura Puccia (Fairport, N.Y./Fairport) have scored a goal all four games… Puccia recorded her first career multiple-goal game with two tallies at Stanford... UNH is winless through four games for the first time since the 2003 squad started 0-9.
#19 Stony Brook (5-1, 0-0 AE) lost for the first time this season, dropping a heartbreaking 9-8 decision to No. 5 Duke at home despite leading by two goals in the middle of the second half... The loss snapped a season-opening five-game winning streak for the Seawolves, which is a program record. The loss was Joe Spallina's first as a collegiate head coach since the 2010 season. He had won 30 consecutive games, including his time at Adelphi... Junior Janine Hillier (Farmingdale, N.Y.) scored a team-high four goals in the loss, leading the Seawolves back from a one-goal halftime deficit to a two-goal advantage. She tied the game with a goal twice and gave SBU a 5-4 lead with a goal as well. She is second on the team in goals this season with 16...Juniors Demmianne Cook (Nesconset, N.Y.) and Claire Petersen (Wantagh, N.Y.) each scored a pair of goals for SBU... Junior goalkeeper Hannah Perruccio (Rochester, N.Y.) made her first collegiate start and had a great effort in the net, stopping seven of 16 shots and holding the nationally ranked Blue Devils four goals under their season average... She is starting in place of an injured sophomore Frankie Caridi (East Northport, N.Y.)...Stony Brook is back in action Wednesday against another nationally ranked team, heading to Florida for a 3 p.m. game against the Gators.
Vermont (4-1, 0-0 AE) posted an 18-14 win at High Point to wrap up a 2-0 trip to North Carolina over spring break... The Catamounts improved to 4-0, matching the best start under head coach Jen Johnson... Sophomore Karli Mackendrick (Whitby, Ontario/Anderson C.V.I.) scored a career-high six goals and added three assists for nine points in the win over High Point... She did not score a goal as a freshman and now has 12 through five games this season... Senior Laura Barber (Middlebury, Vt./Middlebury) made a career-high 16 saves in the win over the Panthers... UVM suffered its first loss of the year, 9-8, to UMass... Mackendrick led the Catamounts again with a team-high four goals... Vermont came back to tie the game three times, but could not take a lead against the Minutewomen... The game featured the top two scoring offenses from last weeks stats, with both teams averaging over 17 goals a game... Vermont will hit the road for the next four games, beginning with games at Dartmouth (Wed., March 14, 3 p.m.) and at Columbia (Sat., March 17, 12 p.m.).