Weekly Women's Lacrosse Honors

April 20, 2015

Offensive Player of the Week
Steph Lazo, Penn State
A -- So. -- Stevensville, Md. -- St. Mary's

·    Averaged 3.5 points per game in road victories over Cornell and nationally ranked Northwestern, as Penn State remained unbeaten in Big Ten play
·    Scored three goals in the 13-9 victory at Cornell
·    Scored three goals and added an assist in the win at Northwestern, as the Nittany Lions defeated the Wildcats for the first time in 19 meetings
·    Currently ranks fifth in the Big Ten with 2.38 goals per game
·    Earns her first career Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week honor
·    Last Penn State Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week: Maggie McCormick (April 13, 2015)

Co-Defensive Players of the Week
Taylor Cummings, Maryland
M -- Jr. -- Ellicott City, Md. -- McDonogh School

·    Posted 15 draw controls, gathered three ground balls and caused two turnovers in a pair of wins over nationally ranked Johns Hopkins and Michigan
·    Against the Blue Jays, tallied 11 draw controls, scooped a pair of ground balls and caused one turnover
·    Recorded four draw controls, gathered one ground ball and added a caused turnover against the Wolverines
·    Contributed offensively with five total goals and three assists, including a four-goal, two-assist performance against Johns Hopkins
·    In conference play, currently leads the Big Ten with 6.50 draw controls per game, and is tied for third with 2.25 ground balls per contest
·    Collects her first career Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week plaudit
·    Last Maryland Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week: Megan Douty (April 6, 2015)

Emi Smith, Penn State
GK -- Jr. -- Denver, Colo. -- Regis Jesuit

·    Playing all 120 minutes in goal, made a combined 16 saves in road wins over Cornell and No. 7 Northwestern
·    Collected six saves against Cornell, and tallied 10 stops against the Wildcats
·    Helped the Nittany Lions remain unbeaten in Big Ten play; Maryland and Penn State will meet for the Big Ten Championship on Thursday in College Park, Md.
·    Currently ranks fourth in the Big Ten with a .468 save percentage, including a .478 rate in conference play
·    Collects her third career Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week plaudit, and second in as many weeks
·    Last Penn State Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week: Emi Smith (April 13, 2015)

Freshman of the Week
Megan Whittle, Maryland
A -- Glenwood, Md. -- McDonogh School

·    Recorded hat tricks in both of the Terrapins' wins over nationally ranked Johns Hopkins and Michigan
·    Scored three goals on nine shots at Johns Hopkins, and added three goals on four shots against the Wolverines
·    Collected her eighth and ninth hat tricks of the season
·    In conference play, is currently tied for first in the Big Ten with 3.50 goals per game, and leads the conference with 6.50 shots per contest
·    Collects her sixth Big Ten Freshman of the Week award and second in as many weeks
·    Last Maryland Big Ten Freshman of the Week: Megan Whittle (April 13, 2015)

2015 Big Ten Women's Lacrosse Players of the Week
Feb. 2                   
O: Katie Chase, Ohio State
D: Tori DeScenza, Ohio State
F: Molly Wood, Ohio State

Feb. 9 
                  
O: Kara Mupo, Northwestern
D: Sheila Nesselbush, Northwestern
F: Selena Lasota, Northwestern

Feb. 16 
               
O: Zoe Stukenberg, Maryland
D: Emi Smith, Penn State and Candice Dandridge, Rutgers
F: Megan Whittle, Maryland

Feb. 23  
              
O/F: Selena Lasota, Northwestern
D: Megan Douty, Maryland

Mar. 2 
                 
O: Maggie McCormick, Penn State
D: Alex Fitzpatrick, Maryland
F: Corinne Wessels, Northwestern

Mar. 9   
               
O: Taylor Cummings, Maryland
D: Bridget Bianco, Northwestern
F: Mae Tarr, Michigan

Mar. 16
                
O: Jennifer Porretto, Ohio State
D: Alex Fitzpatrick, Maryland
F: Megan Whittle, Maryland

Mar. 23 
               
O: Taylor Cummings, Maryland
D: Alice Mercer, Maryland
F: Megan Whittle, Maryland

Mar. 30
                
O: Taylor Cummings, Maryland
O: Tatum Coffey, Penn State
D: Alex Fitzpatrick, Maryland
F: Megan Whittle, Maryland

April 6   
               
O: Taylor Cummings, Maryland
D: Megan Douty, Maryland
F: Selena Lasota, Northwestern

April 13  
              
O: Maggie McCormick, Penn State
D: Emi Smith, Penn State
F: Megan Whittle, Maryland

April 20
                
O: Steph Lazo, Penn State
D (Co): Taylor Cummings, Maryland and Emi Smith, Penn State
F: Megan Whittle, Maryland