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IWLCA Players of the Week – April 20, 2021

By IWLCA Admin, 04/20/21, 2:30PM EDT


IWLCA Players of the Week – April 20, 2021


The IWLCA has chosen six NCAA student-athletes for the IWLCA Player of the Week awards for the week of April 12 – April 18, 2021. This weekly award recognizes the best offensive and defensive performances by players in Division I, II, and III each week during the regular season.

Division I

Offensive Player of the Week

Ali Biaocco – Stanford University

Baiocco led Stanford to wins over Arizona State, 22-21, and Southern California, 16-15 last week. Against ASU, the senior attacker registered seven points, including four goals and three assists. She followed up by matching her school single-game record with eight goals, including the game-winner, at USC on Sunday to clinch Stanford's first-ever Pac-12 regular season title and 15th conference championship overall. Moved up to #13 in the Division I Coaches Poll after the weekend’s performance.

Co-Defensive Player of the Week

Sondra Dickey – Lehigh University

Dickey, a graduate student, recorded two goals, one assist, seven draw controls, a career-high six ground balls and career-high six caused turnovers in an 18-5 win against Patriot League rival Lafayette. After Lafayette scored its fourth goal with 8:38 left in the first half, Dickey and the Mountain Hawks shut-out the Leopards for the next 32:04 and allowed just one goal over the game's final 38:38.

Co-Defensive Player of the Week

Hollie Schleicher – Boston College

Schleicher led the Eagles defensive unit in a weekend sweep of then #4 Notre Dame, taking down the Irish 19-11 and 18-12. The sophomore midfielder registered 10 draw controls and three caused turnovers in the two games. Boston College improved their record to 11-1 and moved up a spot in the Division I Coaches Poll to fourth.

Division II

Offensive Player of the Week

Erin McMullen – Le Moyne College

McMullen registered 10 points (nine goals and one assist), including the overtime game-winner against Adelphi, along with 17 draw controls and two ground balls in the Dolphins’ 2-0 week. The senior attacker scored five points and added 11 draw controls in an 18-6 win at American International. Against Adelphi, McMullen scored five goals and added six draw controls in an 8-7 overtime victory. Le Moyne is 9-0 and ranked third in the Division II Coaches Poll.

Defensive Player of the Week

Bridget Sutter – University of Tampa

Sutter came off the bench for Tampa and helped the Spartans to a 15-14 overtime victory against then #22 Saint Leo. Saint Leo scored their first 10 goals in the first 33:37 before Sutter subbed into the game. The Lions only added four more goals, while the senior goalkeeper recorded seven saves. Tampa improved to 6-1 and is ranked sixth in the Division II Coaches Poll.

Division III

Offensive Player of the Week

Courtney Pierre – Hamilton College

Pierre scored a career-high six goals in an 11-10 win over then #15 Trinity on Saturday, the most by a Hamilton player since 2011. The senior midfielder’s sixth goal gave the Continentals an 11-9 lead with 9:34 left in the second half. Pierre also chipped in with a draw control, two ground balls, and two caused turnovers. The win helped Hamilton jump three spots to land at #21 in the Division III Coaches Poll.

Defensive Player of the Week

Allyn Lilien – Montclair State University

Lilien made eight of her 15 saves in second half and overtime, including a free position stop with 3:56 remaining as MSU earned a comeback win over Stockton, 14-13, in overtime. The senior goalkeeper sent game to OT with a save on a free position shot with 4 seconds left in the second half, then stopped two point-blank chances in OT. The Red Hawks also notched a 15-3 win over Kean University last week; Lilien made nine saves and added a three ground balls and one caused turnover.