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Offensive Player of the Week
Kayla Treanor, Syracuse, Fr., A
Treanor earned BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week honors after totaling nine points, including eight goals in a 2-0 week. The rookie scored five goals and tied her career-high in a 19-7 win at Villanova on April 5. Treanor also scored three goals in a 10-8 win at Rutgers.
Defensive Player of the Week
Becca Block, Syracuse, Sr., D
Block was named BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week after helping the Orange hold opponents to just 7.5 goals in a 2-0 week. The senior tallied eight draw controls, six ground balls and three caused turnovers in the two games. Block also had a goal and an assist in a 19-7 win against Villanova on April 5.
BIG EAST HONOR ROLL
Lauren Kahn, Connecticut, Jr., M
Had nine points in a 2-0 week; the junior had five points, including three goals in an 8-7 win at Rutgers on April 5.
Sophia Thomas, Georgetown, Sr., M
Scored four goals in a 14-11 win at Loyola on April
Nikki Boltja, Louisville, Jr., M
In a 1-1 week, Boltja had 11 points, including nine goals.
Jaimie Morrison, Notre Dame, Sr., A
Had nine points in a 2-0 week, all nine points came in a 16-15 Irish win over Louisville on April 6.
Barbara Sullivan, Notre Dame, So., D
Totaled 10 draw controls, seven ground balls and six caused turnovers in a 2-0 week; Sullivan helped ND hold opponents to just 10.5 goals per game in the two wins.
The Inside Scoop
SEVEN Teams In WLax Media Poll - Five BIG EAST teams were ranked in the top-20 of the April 8 deBeer Media Poll, while two others received votes. Notre Dame leads the charge at No. 5, while Syracuse is at No. 6 and Georgetown at No. 8. Connecticut is No. 18 and Loyola is No. 20. Rutgers and Louisville are receiving votes.
NONCONFERENCE SUCCESS - The BIG EAST holds a robust nonconference record of 50-17 (.746 winning percentage) this season. It is the highest mark in conference history (the league added women's lacrosse in 2001). In addition, six different programs (Connecticut, Georgetown, Louisville, Loyola, Notre Dame and Syracuse) have accounted for wins over ranked teams this year.