Northwestern, Rutgers and Maryland Earn Women’s Lacrosse Weekly Honors

May 3, 2016

Offensive Player of the Week
Selena Lasota, Northwestern
So. – A – Campbell River, British Columbia – Carihi Secondary

• Scored a career-high eight goals and added an assist en route to nine points in leading the Wildcats to a win over nationally ranked Ohio State
• Scored five goals in the second half as Northwestern went on an 11-2 scoring run
• Tallied six draw controls, caused a pair of turnovers and gathered two ground balls
• Her eight goals were the second-most in a single-game in program history
• Earns her third career Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week plaudit and second this season
• Last Northwestern Offensive Player of the Week: Kaleigh Craig (April 19, 2016)

Defensive Player of the Week
Bianca Dente, Rutgers
So. – GK – Yorktown Heights, N.Y. – Yorktown

• Secured 11 saves in the cage in the Scarlet Knights’ 16-6 win over Michigan
• Surrendered just six goals, nearly three goals below the Wolverines’ season average
• Finished the conference season tied for third in the Big Ten with 7.80 saves per game
• Earns her first Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week accolade
• Last Rutgers Defensive Player of the Week: Candice Dandridge (Feb. 26, 2015)

Freshman of the Week
Caroline Steele, Maryland
A – Severna Park, Md. – Severn

• Scored three goals on just three shots, helping lead the Terrapins to a 10-9 victory over nationally ranked Penn State to secure the outright Big Ten Championship
• Scored all three of her goals in the first half, helping Maryland build a 6-5 lead at intermission
• Produced 12 goals in conference play, which ranked among the top-10 in the conference
• Earns her second Big Ten Freshman of the Week accolade
• Last Maryland Freshman of the Week: Megan Taylor (April 12, 2016)