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IWLCA Players of the Week – March 22, 2022

By IWLCA Admin, 03/22/22, 2:30PM EDT


IWLCA Players of the Week – March 22, 2022


The IWLCA has chosen eight student-athletes for the IWLCA Player of the Week awards for the week ending March 20, 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

Maggi Hall – University of Florida

Hall accounted for three goals in the Gators 14-10 win over No. 3 Syracuse, tying her career-best mark. She added two caused turnovers and assisted on a goal in the win against ‘Cuse. The Gators held the Orange to its lowest scoring output of the season dropping Syracuse to No. 5 in the national rankings. Against Drexel, a team receiving votes in the poll, the sophomore attacker recorded a career-high six goals, including the game-tying goal with 1:00 left to play, helping the Gators to a 10-9 victory. With the 2-0 week, Florida has moved into the eleventh spot in the ILWomen/IWLCA Division I Poll this week.

Defensive Player of the Week

Sarah Reznick – University of Florida

In the win over No. 3 Syracuse, Reznick tallied 11 saves while only allowing 10 goals, recording a .524 save percentage in the matchup. The sophomore keeper followed that performance with eight saves (.471 save percentage) in the 10-9 win against Drexel. Reznick also picked up two ground balls and caused a turnover for the No. 11 Gators last week.

Division II

Offensive Player of the Week

Lindsey Brinkel – Roberts Wesleyan College

Brinkel scored 23 points over two games last week. She started the week with an eight-point (4 G, 4 A) performance in a tight loss to No. 2 Le Moyne. She followed with a 15-point outburst (5 G, 10 A) in a win over Bridgeport to begin ECC play. Her point and assist totals against UB were single-game highs in both the ECC and Division II so far this season. The Redhawks are now 4-2 and ranked No. 17 in the ILWomen/IWLCA Division II Poll this week.

Defensive Player of the Week

Kayleigh Pokrivka – East Stroudsburg University

Pokrivka caused an impressive 11 turnovers and scooped 11 ground balls in wins over Millersville and No. 15 Pace. Against Pace, she caused a turnover on the final possession of the game to seal the 12-11 comeback victory against the No. 15 ranked Setters. Pokrivka’s 20 caused turnovers and 21 ground balls this season lead the eighth-ranked Warriors.  

Division III

Offensive Player of the Week

Emily Bruner – Rhodes College

The junior attacker set a Rhodes record with nine assists in the Lynx’s 23-2 win over Mount Holyoke. She also dished out eight helpers in a tight 17-15 win against Rowan and notched seven more in the 19-8 victory over Transylvania to cap off a 3-1 week for the Lynx. Bruner also added two goals and nine ground balls to her stat line for the week.

Defensive Player of the Week

Emily Kitchin – Franklin & Marshall College

Kitchin set the standard for the Diplomats in a 2-0 week, shutting down No. 19 Denison with 10 saves in a 20-10 victory, before picking up a second victory in F&M’s second game of the day. The senior keeper allowed just one goal while registering eight saves in a 19-3 win against Lynchburg. Kitchin registered a 7.21 goals against average and 62.1% save percentage for the Diplomats, who are now 5-1 and ranked sixth in the ILWomen/IWLCA Division III Poll this week.


Offensive Player of the Week

Bella Ricchiazzi – University of the Cumberlands

Ricchiazzi was dominant against No. 1 Keiser with 10 points, including the game winning goal. She added five goals and six points against Webber and opened the week with six points in the win at Ave Maria. Ricchiazzi picked up six ground balls and caused seven turnovers in the No. 2 Patriots’ 3-0 week.

Defensive Player of the Week

Mia Griswold – Reinhardt University

Griswold registered four goals and four assists in two dominating wins for the Eagles this past week. She led the Eagles with nine ground balls in the 30-1 win over Brenau and added two draw controls and two caused turnovers in the contest. She followed that performance with two goals, two ground balls, and eight draw controls in a 25-4 win against Tennessee Wesleyan.