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IWLCA Players of the Week – March 1, 2022

By IWLCA Admin, 03/01/22, 2:30PM EST


IWLCA Players of the Week – March 1, 2022


The IWLCA has chosen eight student-athletes for the IWLCA Player of the Week awards for the week ending February 27, 2022. This weekly award recognizes the best offensive and defensive performances by players in Division I, II, III, and the NAIA each week during the regular season.

Division I

Offensive Player of the Week

Aurora Cordingley – University of Maryland

Cordingley led the offense in Maryland's win over No. 7 Florida, totaling a career-high 10 points on four goals and a career-best six assists. The attacker’s 10 points are the sixth-most in school history and her six assists are the second-most in school history. With an assist on an Eloise Clevenger goal to end the second quarter, Cordingley recorded her 200th career point (129 goals, 74 assists). The graduate student now leads the NCAA in points per game with seven (13 goals, 8 assists) and leads the Big Ten in goals per game with 4.33. The Terps were ranked No. 4 in the ILWomen/IWLCA Division I Poll this week.

Defensive Player of the Week

Kailee Lammers – University of Denver

Lammers led a defensive unit that limited Ohio State to just one goal in the first three quarters, including scoreless first and third quarters. The Pioneers limited OSU to just eight shots on goal en route to a 12-5 win at home. The senior defender's five caused turnovers were a career high, and she also contributed four ground balls to the winning cause. Denver is 4-0 and ranked No. 12 in the ILWomen/IWLCA Division I Poll this week.

Division II

Offensive Player of the Week

Mickey Burnett – Lander University

Burnett had a career night last Wednesday, helping the Bearcats defeat No. 10 Limestone 16-15 for the program's first win over a ranked opponent. The freshman finished the game with a career-high seven goals, two ground balls, and one caused turnover. Her seven goals tied the school record for goals in a game. Lander (5-1) received votes in the ILWomen/IWLCA Division II Poll this week.

Defensive Player of the Week

Micayla Brady – Mercy College

Brady led a Mavericks defense that held Lock Haven to just 12 shots on goal in a 14-7 win in their opener. The senior defender caused a game-high six turnovers and added four draw controls and three ground balls to her stat line. Brady recorded her 100th career caused turnover, becoming the fourth Maverick in program history to reach that number. At 1-0, Mercy is ranked No. 14 in the ILWomen/IWLCA Division II Poll this week.

Division III

Offensive Player of the Week

Erin Scannell – Salisbury University

Scannell paced the offense with a game-high three goals and two assists as top-ranked Salisbury took down No. 5 Washington and Lee. The junior attacker, a second-team All-Region selection in 2021, now leads the team in points with 11. The No. 1 Sea Gulls face Rowan at home this afternoon.

Defensive Player of the Week

Caroline McKenna – Salisbury University

McKenna led the Sea Gulls to a 7-6 win over Washington and Lee last week. The senior posted a game-high four caused turnovers and four ground balls as well as a draw control to lead a defensive unit that held W&L to its lowest goal output since 2019. Salisbury (3-0) is ranked No. 1 in the ILWomen/IWLCA Division III Poll.


Offensive Player of the Week

Kate Gauntlett – Montreat College

Gauntlett tallied 21 points in two games last week, a 25-17 win over Division II Erskine, and a 25-20 loss to Division III Alma College. The junior attacker racked up 16 goals and five assists, while adding three ground balls and a caused turnover to lead the Cavalier offense. Montreat is now 4-2 and Gauntlett was named the AAC Offensive Player of the Week.

Defensive Player of the Week

Leanne Windon – Life University

Windon led the Life University defense with five ground balls and 12 caused turnovers as the Running Eagles dropped a heartbreaker to top-ranked Keiser University, 10-9, last week. Her 12 caused turnovers represents a career high for the junior defender. Life squares off against No. 5 Reinhardt later this week.