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IWLCA/StringKing Players of the Week – March 10, 2020

By IWLCA Admin, 03/10/20, 2:30PM EDT


IWLCA/StringKing Players of the Week – March 10, 2020


The IWLCA has chosen six NCAA student-athletes for the IWLCA/StringKing Player of the Week awards for the week of March 2 – March 8, 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

Ally Kennedy – Stony Brook University

Kennedy led the Seawolves to an 18-12 victory of #11 Princeton, and a 13-8 win against Towson last week. Kennedy scored a season-high six goals against Princeton, and four against Towson. The senior midfielder added an assist, 22 draw controls (15 against Princeton), and five ground balls in the two games, as Stony Brook moved up to #5 in the IWLCA Division I Coaches Poll.

Defensive Player of the Week

Molly Dougherty – James Madison University

Dougherty made a season-high 14 saves (10 in first half) in the Dukes 16-6 win over #21 Penn State last week. The junior goalkeeper finished the week with .645 save percentage, 5.92 GAA, five ground balls, and one caused turnover as #14 James Madison also defeated Rutgers by a 16-5 score.

Division II

Offensive Player of the Week

Abbi O’Neal – Grand Valley State University

O’Neal helped lead the Lakers to wins over then #3 Lindenwood, 16-13, and Maryville, 17-5. Against Lindenwood, the senior attacker scored a game-high seven goals, while adding an assist and four draw controls. In the Maryville game, O’Neal totaled six points, two ground balls, once caused turnover and nine draw controls. The 2-0 week saw Grand Valley State jump to #10 in the latest IWLCA Division II Coaches Poll.

Defensive Player of the Week

Brittany Iamele – Florida Southern College

Iamele notched 10 saves in a dominating upset victory over then #6 Regis, 17-5. Iamele came off the bench for the Mocs and limited the Rangers to just one goal over the final 44 minutes of the game. The junior goalkeeper also made an appearance against Wingate and allowed one goal in 15 minutes between the pipes. Iamele picked up the victory against Regis and also chipped in with three ground balls and a caused turnover last week, as Florida Southern remained ranked seventh in the IWLCA Division II Coaches Poll.

Division III

Offensive Player of the Week

Katherine Faria – Washington and Lee University

Faria, a sophomore attacker, led the Generals with seven goals and one assist last week. She totaled the seven goals on just 11 shots (.636 shooting percentage). Against third-ranked Gettysburg, Faria totaled four goals on six shots, as Washington and Lee upset the Bullets, 12-9, and moved into the top five, landing at #4 in the latest IWLCA Division III Coaches Poll.

Defensive Player of the Week

Caitlin Anderson – Washington and Lee University

Anderson totaled 10 draw controls, nine ground balls and nine caused turnovers last week. In the Generals’ 16-5 win over Christopher Newport, the senior defender had seven draw controls, six caused turnovers and three ground balls, while only playing about 75 percent of the contest and followed that up with six ground balls, three caused turnovers and three draw controls in a 12-9 win against third-ranked Gettysburg. The Bullets came into the contest averaging 16 goals per game, and the W&L defense, led by Anderson, held Gettysburg to seven goals below their season average.

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