Week 5 Women's Lacrosse Weekly Awards Announced

March 21, 2011
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Another pair of wins for undefeated Louisville (6-0) and Loyola (6-0) helped student-athletes from each team earn BIG EAST women's lacrosse Player of the Week honors. Loyola senior Meg Decker is the BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week, while Louisville senior Emily Dashiell is the BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week.
Decker earns BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week honors for the first time this season. The senior had nine points, including six goals and helped the Greyhounds to a 2-0 record last week. In a 14-13 win at Delaware, Decker had six points, including four goals and two ground balls. In an 11-7 win over then-No. 9/9 James Madison, she had three points, including two goals. Decker also had two draw controls and two caused turnovers against the Dukes.
Dashiell totaled 10 ground balls, 12 draw controls and three caused turnovers in a 2-0 week to earn BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week honors. Dashiell helped the Louisville defense hold its opponents to 10 goals over two games, an average of 5.0 per contest. She also had seven points, including six goals in the two games. In a 20-2 win at Manhattan, Dashiell recorded six ground balls and five draw controls along with five points, including four goals.
Jackie Doherty, Notre Dame, Sr., D
Helped anchor a defense which allowed just 5.5 goals in a 1-1 week; totaled nine caused turnovers, five ground balls and three draw controls
Lauren Kahn, Connecticut, Fr., M
Had three goals in the team's only game last week,
a 10-9 loss to Rutgers at home
Katie Oliverio, Louisville, Jr., M
Totaled 14 assists in a 2-0 week; registered a school-record eight assists in a 20-2 victory at Manhattan
Katie Webster, Syracuse, Fr., M
Tallied seven points, including six goals in a 1-1 week; had four points, including three goals in an 11-5 win at Towson
Marlena Welsh, Rutgers, Sr., M
Had seven points in a 1-1 week; led Rutgers with four points, including three goals in a 9-6 loss to then-No. 4/3 Penn
FAST STARTS - Both BIG EAST teams beginning with the letter "L" are off to impressive starts. Louisville and Loyola are both undefeated and hold a 6-0 record.
Louisville is off to a 6-0 start for the first time in program history.
The 6-0 start for Loyola is the best since the 2003 squad raced out to 14 straight victories and finished the regular season No. 1. The campaign ended at 17-2 after a loss in the National Semifinals.
The teams are set to face each other in conference play on April 8 in Baltimore, Md.