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IWLCA Players of the Week: March 6, 2019

By IWLCA Admin, 03/06/19, 2:00PM EST


Division I

Offensive Player of the Week

Elizabeth George – Princeton

George racked up 10 points last week as Princeton topped then #8 Penn State, 21-10, and Columbia, 19-1. The senior scored nine goals and one assist, and was the Tigers' primary force on draw controls, winning 10. She caused three turnovers and picked up two ground balls and her shooting percentage was 92.3 percent as she scored on nine of her 12 shots on goal and put 12 of her 13 shots on goal.

Defensive Player of the Week

Mikaila Cheeseman – University of Pennsylvania

Cheeseman has been a consistent force in net for the Quakers, as Penn ranks third nationally in scoring defense, allowing just 5.75 goals per game through four contests. Last week, against the Scarlet Knights, she played nearly 49 minutes in goal for Penn, stopping nine shots and allowing just three goals. Three goals were all the Yale Bulldogs could get past Cheeseman on Saturday as well, as the junior collected seven saves in Penn's 15-4 Ivy League victory. Cheeseman currently ranks first nationally in save percentage (0.649) and second in the country with a 5.95 goals against average.

Division II

Offensive Player of the Week

Hunter Isnardi – Mercy College

Isnardi posted 14 goals, 15 points, 15 draw controls and seven caused turnovers last week. The midfielder opened the week with three goals, an assist, five ground balls, five draw controls and two caused turnovers against New Haven. Isnardi ended the week with an ECC and school-record 11 goals, including ten in the first half, in the win over Southern N.H. on Saturday. The senior also had a game-high ten draw controls and five caused turnovers.

Defensive Player of the Week

Claire Swanson – University of Tampa

Swanson racked up 11 draw controls, paired with four ground balls and three caused turnovers in a 20-19 overtime loss to #9 Regis. Additionally, the junior midfielder had three goals and two assists against the Rangers. The Spartans went 33-for-36 on clearing attempts and forced 14 turnovers during the game. 

Division III

Offensive Player of the Week

Ally Marino – Franklin & Marshall College

Marino tallied four goals and one assist in Franklin & Marshall’s 11-10 OT winner over #5 York last week, including the game-winner 39 seconds into the overtime period. The first-year player notched four more goals during the Diplomats’ 16-6 win over #23 Messiah last Saturday.

Defensive Player of the Week

Eliza Statile – Bates College

Statile made a career-high 20 saves and added nine ground balls in Bates' stunning upset of the then #2 ranked Middlebury Panthers. Three of those saves came in the final 1:24 of regulation, allowing the Bobcats to score the game-tying goal and force overtime, completing their comeback from a 9-5 deficit. The team co-captain also made five saves in the first half of Bates' 16-3 win at Wheaton (Mass.) on Wednesday, and recorded a save percentage of .694 for the week.