April 18, 2011 Weekly Release in PDF
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Georgetown and Louisville have been represented in the latest BIG EAST women's lacrosse weekly awards as Hoyas sophomore Dina Jackson was tabbed BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week and Cardinals freshman Monica Negron earned BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week accolades.
Jackson was named BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week honors after accumulating five points, including three goals in a 12-8 win over then-No. 13/16 Syracuse on April 16. She also had two assists and was 1-for-1 on free position opportunities. This is her first BIG EAST Player of the Week honor.
Negron was selected as the BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week honors after helping the Cardinals go 2-0 last week limiting their opponents to just six goals per game. The freshman was assigned to defend Rutgers' and Villanova's leading scorers. RU's Marlena Welsh was held to just one goal on seven shots. VU's Justine Donodeo had zero goals. Negron also totaled six ground balls and one ground control.
BIG EAST HONOR ROLL
Barb Black, Georgetown, Fr., GK
Made five saves and helped keep the No. 13/16 Orange scoreless over the final 25 minutes in a 12-8 Hoyas win.
Jackie Doherty, Notre Dame, Sr., D
Totaled six caused turnovers, four ground balls and three draw controls in a 15-5 win over Connecticut; also had an assist.
Justine Donodeo, Villanova, Jr., M
Had five points, including three goals in a 1-1 week; scored the gamewinner in an 11-10 win at Cincinnati, VU's first league win.
Katie Kiriazoglou, Cincinnati, So., A
Tied her own school-record with eight points, including five assists in an 11-10 loss to Villanova; also had four points against Rutgers.
Liz Lovejoy, Louisville, Sr., A
Amassed 10 points, including eight goals in a 2-0 week; also had three caused turnovers, three draw controls and two ground balls. In a 10-8 victory over Rutgers, Lovejoy had four goals, including what proved to be the gamewinner.
THE INSIDE SCOOP
FIRST PLACE BATTLE - No. NR/20 Georgetown heads up the road to take on No. 5/3 Loyola on Tuesday, April 19 at 7 p.m. ET. It will be a battle for first-place with the winner holding the inside track to the No. 1 seed in the BIG EAST Championship.
The Hoyas (7-5, 5-0 BIG EAST) are red-hot and enter the game on a five-game winning streak. The Greyhounds (12-0, 4-0 BIG EAST) are one of three undefeated teams in the country and off to their best start since 2003 when they began 14-0. (Note: Albany and Maryland also are undefeated).
It is about 45 miles between the schools.
SERIES HISTORY - Georgetown leads the all-time series 6-5 and has won the last two matchups. In fact, the Hoyas have won six of the last seven.
Last year the teams met twice, with the games being decided by a total of three goals. During the regular season meeting on April 28, Georgetown came back from a seven-goal, second-half deficit and earned a 13-12 double-overtime victory.
The teams also met in the semifinals of the BIG EAST Championship on May 6. The Hoyas won 11-9 en route to their first BIG EAST tournament title.