Maryland, Northwestern and Penn State Earn Weekly Women’s Lacrosse Awards
April 10, 2018


Co-Offensive Player of the Week 
Selena Lasota, Northwestern
Jr. – A – Campbell River, B.C. – Carihi Secondary
• Scored nine goals and dished out three assists for 12 points in a pair of wins against Ohio State and No. 21 Notre Dame
• Had four goals and an assist in a 20-6 win over the Buckeyes before matching her season high with seven points in a 20-10 win over the Fighting Irish, becoming the 11th NU player since 2002 to reach 200 career points
• The 2016-17 Academic All-Big Ten honoree earns her fifth career Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week honor and the second of the season
• Last Northwestern Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week: Sheila Nesselbush (April 3, 2018)

Co-Offensive Player of the Week
Katie O’Donnell, Penn State
Sr. – M – West Chester, Pa. – Henderson
• Registered a career-high eight points while tying her career-best with six goals and two assists to help lead Penn State past No. 11 Virginia, 22-13
• Became just the 14th player in program history to reach the 200-career point mark and with 205 career points moved up to ninth in Penn State history
• Earns her second career Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week honor and the second of the season
• Last Penn State Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week: Maria Auth (March 20, 2018)

Defensive Player of the Week
Megan Taylor, Maryland
Jr. – GK – Glenelg, Md. – Glenelg
• Posted 15 saves and only allowed 10 goals in a pair of wins for the Terrapins against No. 11 Virginia and Rutgers
• Held the Cavaliers scoreless in the last 20:04 and only allowed two goals in 41 minutes while posting seven saves against Virginia
• The 2016-17 Academic All-Big Ten honoree collects her eighth career Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week plaudit and the second of the season
• Last Maryland Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week: Lizzie Colson (April 3, 2018)

Freshman of the Week
Quinn Nicolai, Penn State
M – Moorestown, N.J. – Moorestown
• Scored a career-high four goals and registered two assists during No. 17 Penn State’s 22-13 win over No. 11 Virginia
• Shot .833 for the game, scoring on five of her six shots
• Earns her first Big Ten Freshman of the Week honor
• Last Penn State Big Ten Freshman of the Week: Lucy Lowe (Mar. 20, 2018)

2018 Big Ten Women’s Lacrosse Players of the Week
Feb. 13
O: Selena Lasota, Jr., NU
D: Lizzie Colson, So., MD
F: Taylor Pinzone, NU

Feb. 20
O: Megan Whittle, Sr., MD
D: Regina Sharp, Jr., RU
F: Taralyn Naslonski, RU

Feb. 27
O: Katie O’Donnell, Sr., PSU
D: Julie Krupnick, Fr., NU
F: Maggie Kane, MICH

March 6
O: Megan Whittle, Sr., MD
D: Lizzie Colson, So., MD
F: Shelby Harrison, JHU

March 13
O: Maggie Schneidereith, So., JHU
D: Haley Crosson, Jr., JHU
F: Aurora Cordingley, JHU

March 20
O: Maria Auth, So., PSU
D: Lizzie Colson, So., MD
F: Lucy Lowe, PSU

March 27
O: Megan Whittle, Sr., MD
D: Megan Taylor, Jr., MD
F: Grace Griffin, MD

April 3
O: Sheila Nesselbush, Sr., NU
D: Lizzie Colson, So., MD
F: Julie Krupnick, NU

April 10
O: Selena Lasota, Jr., NU
O: Katie O’Donnell, Sr., PSU
D: Megan Taylor, Jr., MD
F: Quinn Nicolai, PSU