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IWLCA Players of the Week – April 5, 2022

By IWLCA Admin, 04/05/22, 2:30PM EDT


IWLCA Players of the Week – April 5, 2022


The IWLCA has chosen eight student-athletes for the IWLCA Player of the Week awards for the week ending April 3, 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

Ellie Masera – Stony Brook University

In a 16-8 victory against No. 10 Princeton, Masera recorded the fifth most draw controls in a single game in program history (12). The sophomore midfielder also added five goals in the 16-4 win over Arizona State, marking her third five-goal game of the season. After helping Stony Brook to a 2-0 week, Masera earned her third American East Offensive Player of the Week honor. Stony Brook is currently 8-2 and ranked No. 5 in the ILWomen/IWLCA Division I Poll.

Defensive Player of the Week

Taylor Moreno – University of North Carolina

Moreno made a season-high 16 saves in a 15-7 win against Notre Dame, two of which came on a spectacular sequence that earned her a SportsCenter Top 10 berth. She also caused a turnover and gathered a ground ball as the No. 1 Tar Heels improved to 12-0 overall and 5-0 in the ACC this season.

Division II

Offensive Player of the Week

Kiki Fitzpatrick – East Stroudsburg University

Fitzpatrick was responsible for 13 points in a 2-0 week for No. 4 East Stroudsburg. She posted a team-best eight assists over the two-game stretch and added five goals to boot. The junior also recorded 10 draw controls and caused four turnovers while scooping four ground balls in a balanced week. Her 49 points on the season rank second on the team for the tenth-ranked scoring offense in Division II.

Defensive Player of the Week

Dani Waters – University of Tampa

Waters tallied a game-high six caused turnovers in Tampa’s 20-8 win against Saint Leo. The senior also picked up a team-high four ground balls. Waters capped the week with her third Sunshine State Conference Defensive Player of the Week honor and currently leads the program in caused turnovers (26) and groundballs (22). Tampa is 5-5 and ranked No. 15 in this week’s ILWomen/IWLCA Division II Poll.

Division III

Offensive Player of the Week

Fiona Bundy – Bowdoin College

In Bowdoin’s lone game of the week, Bundy scored a pair of goals, dished out three assists, won seven draw controls, and collected five ground balls in an 11-9 NESCAC win at Amherst. She assisted on the game-winning goal and added an insurance tally in the final 2:20 of the contest. Bundy leads the No. 14 Polar Bears, and ranks among the NESCAC leaders, in points (41), assists (17), draw controls (38) and ground balls (24) this season.

Defensive Player of the Week

Emily Kitchin – Franklin & Marshall University

Kitchin continued her stellar play on the field, registering 15 saves in a 16-10 win against defending national champion No. 2 Salisbury. Rolling off the momentum from the Diplomats upset road victory, Kitchin followed up with eight stopped shots in the win against Swarthmore. Kitchin allowed just four goals in the matchup and finished with a 7.32 GAA and 62.2% save percentage for the week. F&M is 9-1 and took over the second spot in this week’s ILWomen/IWLCA Division III Poll.


Offensive Player of the Week

Bella Ricchiazzi – University of the Cumberlands

In a 20-7 win against No. 10 Georgetown, Ricchiazzi had a career-high 14 points with seven goals and seven assists. Her performance tied the program record for assists and the 14 points are second most.  She also added eight draw controls in the contest. Ricchiazzi followed up with nine points against TN Wesleyan, helping UC record program records with 21 assists and 47 points in the game.

Defensive Player of the Week

Marissa Cirino – Siena Heights University

Cirino posted 36 total draw controls over a four-game stretch, including a new program record with 14 in the win over Cleary (Mich.) Cirino registered 15 caused turnovers, and 22 groundballs, while recording 15 goals and assisting on nine in the 3-1 week for the Saints.