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IWLCA/StringKing Players of the Week – March 3, 2020

By IWLCA Admin, 03/03/20, 2:30PM EST


IWLCA/StringKing Players of the Week – March 3, 2020


The IWLCA has chosen six NCAA student-athletes for the IWLCA/StringKing Player of the Week awards for the week of February 24 – March 1, 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

Emily Hawryschuk – Syracuse University

Hawryschuk led the Orange in their win against #9 Maryland. She scored twice and dished out an assist in the first half, helping Syracuse to a 4-0 halftime lead. After Maryland cut the lead to one at 5-4, Hawryschuk scored three of the Orange's final five goals in a 10-5 win. She also added two ground balls and a caused turnover and recorded her 200th career goal in the victory, which sw the Orange move up to #3 in the IWLCA Division I Coaches Poll.

Defensive Player of the Week

Emma Trenchard – University of North Carolina

Trenchard registered 11 draw controls in Saturday’s 18-12 win at  #7 Virginia, seven more than her previous career high of four, set on three occasions. Her 11 draw controls were the most by a Tar Heel since Marie McCool had 11 against Northwestern in the NCAA Tournament quarterfinals on May 19, 2018. Trenchard also recorded two ground balls and a caused turnover while holding Virginia’s Sammy Mueller to just one goal as the top-ranked Tar Heels opened ACC play.

Division II

Offensive Player of the Week

Erin McGuire – Lindenwood University

McGuire notched seven goals and five assists in the Lions’ victories over #7 Tampa (11-5) and Tiffin (21-3) last week. The graduate student attacker also contributed four ground balls and five caused turnover in the two games and helped Lindenwood move up to the #3 ranking in the latest IWLCA Division II Coaches Poll. This is McGuire’s second IWLCA/StringKing Player of the Week honor in the 2020 season.

Defensive Player of the Week

Grace Young – Saint Anselm College

Young played a key role in a 13-3 upset win over #16 Saint Leo Sunday afternoon. She recorded a career-high 11 saves in her third career start for the Hawks, posting a .786 save percentage. The sophomore goalkeeper also picked up a team-high four ground balls and caused three turnovers in the game, helping land the Hawks at #25 in the IWLCA Division II Coaches Poll.

Division III

Offensive Player of the Week

Katrina Angelucci – Trinity College

Angelucci scored a team-high six goals, including the game-tying, and game-winning goal in Trinity’s season-opening, 15-14 win at Williams. She tied the game at 14-14 with an unassisted goal with 3:29 remaining and scored the game-winner, unassisted, with 2:40 left. The junior midfielder also registered a game-high four ground balls, one draw control, and a caused turnover, helping the Bantams rise to #16 in the IWLCA Division III Coaches Poll.

Defensive Player of the Week

Elliot Gilbert – Washington and Lee University

Gilbert registered a .583 save percentage over two games last week to lead the #6 Generals to a 2-0 week. On Sunday, the senior totaled 11 saves on a .611 save percentage in a 10-7 victory at fourth-ranked Salisbury. She also had four ground balls and two caused turnovers in the contest. Against Rhodes, Gilbert logged 39 minutes, making three saves and collecting a ground ball as her team won 22-4.

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