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IWLCA/StringKing Players of the Week: February 25, 2020

By IWLCA Admin, 02/25/20, 2:30PM EST


IWLCA/StringKing Players of the Week – February 25, 2020


The IWLCA has chosen six NCAA student-athletes for the IWLCA/StringKing Player of the Week awards for the week of February 17-23, 2020. This weekly award recognizes the best offensive and defensive performances by payers in Division I, II, and III each week during the regular season.

Division I

Offensive Player of the Week

Scottie Rose Growney– University of North Carolina

Growney scored a career-high six goals in North Carolina’s win over #3 Maryland, leading the Tar Heels to a 19-6 victory. The junior midfielder also chipped in with a ground ball and a draw control. Growney was instrumental in UNC scoring its most goals ever and registering its largest margin of victory ever against Maryland.

Defensive Player of the Week

Alexa Moro – Villanova University

Moro faced 32 shots and made 12 saves, allowing just nine goals for a .571 save percentage as the Wildcats pulled off the upset with a 12-9 victory at #16 Navy on Saturday. The Midshipmen entered the game averaging 16 goals per game and hadn’t been limited to single-digit scores since May 4, 2019.

Division II

Offensive Player of the Week

Erin McGuire – Lindenwood University

McGuire posted three goals and four assists in Lindenwood’s 13-9 upset of #8 Florida Southern last weekend. The graduate student added two ground balls and a draw control, in addition to scoring the game winning goal.

Defensive Player of the Week

Lexy Biller – Lindenwood University

Biller was instrumental in helping the Lions knock off #8 Florida Southern last week, pulling down seven draw controls in the winning effort. The junior midfielder also added a goal and a caused turnover as the win helped Lindenwood jump to #5 in the IWLCA Division II Coaches Poll this week.

Division III

Offensive Player of the Week

Baylee Barker – Rhodes College

Barker averaged 4.5 goals per game last weekend as Rhodes was edged 9-8 by #17 Colorado College before the Lynx defeated Illinois Wesleyan 12-11. The sophomore attacker, who specializes in the draw, earned 13 draw controls, seven ground balls, caused three turnovers and tallied an assist on the weekend. She scored four goals against Colorado College and six points against the Titans. With a two-goal halftime deficit, Barker guided the Lynx offense to a comeback victory over IWU, scoring four of her five goals in the second half. Barker tied the game 10-10 with 12 minutes left before she netted the game-winner.

Defensive Player of the Week

Maeve Caldwell – Denison University

Caldwell recorded 15 saves and a .600 save percentage in Denison's 17-10 win over # 24 Geneseo on Saturday. She returned with a career-high 16 saves in Denison's narrow 14-12 loss to # 21 Brockport. Caldwell also added seven ground balls and two caused turnovers on the week.

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