Women's Lacrosse Weekly Awards

Feb. 28, 2017

Offensive Player of the Week
Jen Giles, Maryland
So. – M – Ellicott City, Md. – Mt. Hebron

  • Contributed a career high six points in Maryland’s 13-10 victory against No. 1 North Carolina
  • Tallied three goals, including a perfect 2-2 on free positions
  • Dished out three assists, all of which came in the first 11 minutes of the game to push the Terps’ early lead to 6-2
  • Caused two turnovers and picked up one ground ball to help halt the Tar Heels’ 20-game win streak
  • This is the first career Offensive Player of the Week honor for the sophomore
  • Last Maryland Offensive Player of the Week: Megan Whittle (Feb. 21, 2017)


Defensive Player of the Week
Megan Taylor, Maryland
So. – GK – Glenelg, Md. – Glenelg

  • Held No. 1 North Carolina’s high-powered offense to 10 goals, five below their season average
  • Recorded 10 saves on the afternoon, and also picked up three ground balls and caused one turnover
  • Holds a .571 save percentage through three games this season
  • This is the second Defensive Player of the Week award for Megan this season and in her career
  • Last Maryland Defensive Player of the Week: Megan Taylor (Feb. 14, 2017)

 

 


Freshman of the Week
Liza Hernandez, Ohio State
Fr. – M – New Albany, Ohio – New Albany

  • Earns her fourth-consecutive Freshman of the Week award following a six-point performance in two games last week
  • Helped the Buckeyes secure a win vs. Cal with three goals and one assist, and also notched two more goals in a loss vs. Stanford
  • Added two draw controls, two caused turnovers and two ground balls in the two games
  • Increased her yearly totals to 15 goals and 22 points through the first five games of her career
  • Last Ohio State Freshman of the Week: Liza Hernandez (Feb. 21, 2017)



2017 Big Ten Women’s Lacrosse Players of the Week

Feb. 7
O:        Steph Lazo, Penn State
D:         Mallory Weisse, Northwestern
F:         Liza Hernandez, Ohio State

Feb. 14
O:        Steph Lazo, Penn State
D:         Megan Taylor, Maryland
F:         Liza Hernandez, Ohio State

Feb. 21
O:        Megan Whittle, Maryland
O:        Madison Carter, Penn State
D:         Jill Rizzo, Ohio State
O:        Liza Hernandez, Ohio State

Feb. 28
O:        Jen Giles, Maryland
D:         Megan Taylor, Maryland
F:         Liza Hernandez, Ohio State