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IWLCA Players of the Week – March 6, 2023

By IWLCA Admin, 03/07/23, 2:30PM EST


IWLCA Players of the Week – March 6, 2023


The IWLCA has chosen nine student-athletes for the IWLCA Player of the Week awards for the week ending March 5, 2023. 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

Co-Offensive Player of the Week

Julia Gilbert – University of Denver

Gilbert led No. 9 Denver to two top-25 wins over No. 21 Michigan and No. 5 Maryland this past week. She recorded a combined five goals on nine shots and added one ground ball. Both matchups came down to the wire as the Pioneers defeated the Wolverines 7-5 and the Terrapins 8-7. Denver has climbed to No. 6 in the latest ILWomen / IWLCA Division I Poll. 

Co-Offensive Player of the Week

Jenna Collignon – Yale University

Collignon, a sophomore attacker, guided No. 22 Yale to its first win over No. 15 Princeton since 2007, taking down the Tigers 15-10. Collignon registered six goals, one assist and one draw control in the matchup. The win sent Yale to the No. 15 slot in the latest ILWomen / IWLCA Division I Poll.

Defensive Player of the Week

Kat Buchanan – James Madison University

The senior goalkeeper set a career-high 10 saves against No. 5 Maryland, recording a .588 save percentage. She made another six saves and allowed just six goals against Ohio State to give JMU its fifth straight win of the season. She tallied a .552 save percentage for the week and led the team in ground balls for the week as well. Buchanan was also named American Athletic Conference Goalkeeper of the Week as her opponents were held to 7.0 goals per game (26.9%) shooting.

Division II

Offensive Player of the Week

Angelina Porcello – Pace University

Porcello led No. 13 Pace in its 16-6 victory over No. 1 East Stroudsburg University in a stunning upset. She accounted for six points on five goals and one assist, while tallying four ground balls, eight draw controls and one caused turnover in the big win for the Setters. In the latest ILWomen / IWLCA Division III Poll, Pace shifted up seven spots and now sits at the No. 6 position.

Defensive Player of the Week

Jolie Urraro – Pace University

The senior attacker had seven ground balls and three caused turnovers to help No. 13 Pace defeat No. 1 East Stroudsburg, 16-6. She also scored four goals and had two assists.

Division III

Offensive Player of the Week

Lauren Mills – Oberlin College

In a 10-9 overtime win at John Carroll, Mills posted four points on three goals and one assist to go along with four ground balls, four draw controls and two caused turnovers. She followed that effort with a career-high eight points with four goals and four assists in a 22-19 win over Hope College. Mills added five draw controls, two ground balls, and two caused turnovers in the two-goal victory.

Defensive Player of the Week

Ashley MacFarlane – Shenandoah University

The senior goalkeeper led Shenandoah to its first-ever win at Christopher Newport, taking down the Captains 13-9. She made 13 saves and added two caused turnovers and three ground balls to the match.


Offensive Player of the Week

Maria Arvizu – Life University

Arvizu recorded six goals, three assists, seven ground balls and a caused turnover in Life’s win over No. 3 Reinhardt on the road, 14-10. The Running Eagles are now 4-0 on the season and face No. 2 Lawrence Tech this Wednesday.

Defensive Player of the Week

Talia Myers – Keiser University

Myers recorded three caused turnovers and three groundballs, both season-highs for the midfielder, in No. 4 Keiser’s 17-10 win over Ottawa (Kan.). With five draw controls in the game, she continues to lead the team with 21 on the year. The Seahwaks are currently 5-0.