Kahn and Kalata Earn WLax Weekly Honors

BIG EAST Women's Lacrosse Release in PDF

March 11, 2013



BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week

Lauren Kahn, Connecticut, Jr., M

For the second week in a row, Kahn earned BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week honors. The junior had seven points, including five goals in a 2-0 week. Kahn also tallied 14 draw controls, seven ground balls and five caused turnovers in the two wins. She has helped the team (5-0) to its best start since 2000 and its first national ranking (No. 20) since 2007.



BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week

Lily Kalata, Rutgers, Sr., GK

Kalata was named BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week after helping the Scarlet Knights in a 2-0 week, including a 6-5 win over then-No. 20/19 Penn on March 6. The senior tallied 10 saves, had four ground balls and allowed just 4.5 goals in the two victories. In the win over the Quakers, Kalata forced away all five free position shots. In a 7-4 win at Delaware on March 9 she made five saves and had three ground balls.


BIG EAST Honor Roll

Kylie Ramsland, Cincinnati, R-Sr., M

Had 10 points, including eight goals and 10 draw controls in a 1-1 week; scored four goals in a 12-11 victory over Niagara on March 5.

Caroline Tarzian, Georgetown, So., M

Notched 10 points, including seven goals in a 1-1 week; scored five goals in a 15-8 win over then-No. 18/rv Stanford on March 5.

Jaimie Morrison, Notre Dame, Sr., A

Tallied eight points, including six goals in a 2-0 week; recorded four goals, two assists and three ground balls in a 16-11 win over Boston University on March 9 at home.

Barbara Sullivan, Notre Dame, So., D

Helped the Irish in a pair of wins, totaling 12 ground balls and seven caused turnovers, while allowing just six goals per game. In a 22-1 win against Detroit on March 4, Sullivan had four ground balls and two caused turnovers.

Becca Block, Syracuse, Sr., D

Helped the Orange squeeze Towson defensively in a 10-3 road win on March 9. Block had five ground balls and three caused turnovers. Towson did not score in the second half.


The Inside Scoop

SEVEN Teams In WLax Media Poll - Six BIG EAST teams were ranked in the top-20 of the March 11 deBeer Media Poll, while one other received votes. Notre Dame leads the charge at No. 6, while Syracuse is at No. 7 and Georgetown at No. 8. Loyola is ranked No. 12, while Rutgers is at No. 19 and UConn is ranked No. 20. Louisville also is receiving votes.


TV TIME - On Wednesday, No. 11/8 Georgetown heads to No. 12/10 Johns Hopkins for a 5:30 p.m. ET tilt on ESPNU. The Hoyas are led by sophomore Caroline Tarzian with 20 points, including 12 goals. Last year, Hopkins beat the Hoyas 16-12 in Washington, D.C. The all-time series is tied 7-7.