April 29, 2013 Release in PDF
Offensive Player of the Week
Kayla Treanor, Syracuse, Fr., A
Treanor earned the final BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week honor after she amassed 13 points, including 11 goals in two games last week helping Syracuse secure the BIG EAST regular-season title outright. The rookie had five goals and an assist in a 19-9 win at then-No. 12/17 Loyola on April 26. Treanor had five points in the first half alone. She had career highs of seven points, including six goals in a 13-7 win at then-No. 8/7 Georgetown on April 28. Treanor ranks second on the Orange with 65 points, including 49 goals.
Defensive Player of the Week
Becca Block, Syracuse, Sr., D
Block was named the final BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week after she anchored the Orange defense and held opponents to just 8.0 goals per game in a 2-0 week helping Syracuse secure the BIG EAST regular-season title outright. She totaled seven draw controls and four ground balls last week. The senior tied her career high with six draw controls in a 19-9 win at then-No. 12/17 Loyola on April 26. Block also scored a goal and registered an assist. In a 13-7 at then-No. 8/7 Georgetown on April 28, she had three ground balls and two caused turnovers. Block also helped the Orange defense hold Georgetown scoreless for nearly 27 minutes during the win. She leads the team in ground balls (39) draw controls (62) and caused turnovers (28).
BIG EAST HONOR ROLL
Katie Kiriazoglou, Cincinnati, Sr., A
Totaled six points, including four goals in a 1-1 week; scored the gamewinner in a 9-8 victory over Rutgers on Senior Day on April 28. It was Cincinnati's first BIG EAST win in five years of league play.
Ashley Hunter, Georgetown, Sr., D
Anchored a defense that allowed 6.5 goals per game in a 1-1 week.
Kaylin Morissette, Louisville, Fr., M
Had seven goals, 11 draw controls and four ground balls in a 2-0 week.
Marlee Paton, Loyola, Jr., M
Had seven points, including five goals and 10 caused turnovers in a 1-1 week; scored three goals and had six caused turnovers in a 13-7 win over then-No. 17/16 UConn on April 28.
Margaret Smith, Notre Dame, Jr., M
Tallied nine caused turnovers and eight ground balls in a 1-1 week; had a team-high five ground balls in a 14-5 win against Marquette.
The Inside Scoop
The 2013 BIG EAST women's lacrosse championship field is set and the four seeds are confirmed as Syracuse earned the No. 1 spot. Georgetown is the No. 2 seed, Loyola is the No. 3 seed and Connecticut is the No. 4 seed.
The 2013 BIG EAST Championship will take place May 2 & 4 at Georgetown University. UConn and Syracuse will square off on May 2 at 5:30 p.m. ET. Loyola and Georgetown will meet later in the evening, at approximately 8:15 p.m. ET. Both semifinal games will be streamed live online at www.bigeast.tv The title game is set for 1 p.m. ET on May 4 on the CBS Sports Network.
The winner of the BIG EAST Championship receives the league's automatic bid to the NCAA Division I Women's Lacrosse Championship. The 2013 NCAA Championship marks the first year that the field will be comprised of 26 teams. The field will include 13 automatic qualifiers and 13 at-large bids to be announced during a selection show, Sunday, May 5. The field will be selected from 100 NCAA Division I institutions sponsoring the sport of women's lacrosse. The top eight teams will host first and second round competition with seeds one through six receiving first-round byes. The bracket will be available on www.ncaa.com at 9 p.m. ET.
BIG EAST Notes
• Six different programs (Connecticut, Georgetown, Louisville, Loyola, Notre Dame and Syracuse) have accounted for wins over ranked teams this year.
• The BIG EAST is humming along and holds a nonconference record of a robust 50-17 (.746 winning percentage). It is the highest mark in conference history (the league added women's lacrosse in 2001).
BIG EAST Nonconference Success
Year Record Winning %
2013 58-18 .763
2012 46-31 .597
2011 50-24 .676
2010 54-25 .684
2009 50-30 .625
2008 38-33 .535
2007 40-27 .597
2006 41-27 .603
2005 40-28 .588
2004 41-31 .569
2003 40-28 .588
2002 49-25 .662
2001 38-32 .543
Five Teams In WLax Media Poll - Five BIG EAST teams were ranked in the top-18 of the April 29 deBeer Media Poll. Syracuse leads the charge at No. 5, while Georgetown is at No. 6 and Notre Dame is at No. 13. Loyola is at No. 16, while Connecticut is No. 18.
IMPRESSIVE SHOWING IN NCAA RPI - The BIG EAST has three teams ranked in the top-10 of the April 23 NCAA RPI and six in the top-20. Below are the top league teams.
NCAA RPI Ranking - April 23
Notre Dame 10