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IWLCA Players of the Week - March 5, 2024

By IWLCA Admin, 03/05/24, 2:30PM EST


IWLCA Players of the Week – March 5, 2024


The IWLCA has chosen eight student-athletes for the IWLCA Player of the Week awards for the week ending March 3, 2024. 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

Izzy Scane – Northwestern University

In a highly anticipated rematch against No. 1 ranked Boston College, Scane delivered a stellar performance by netting an impressive five goals. Her contributions were instrumental in securing the 14-11 victory over the Eagles, accounting for over one-third of the team's total goals. Scane continued her scoring streak in the following game against Central Michigan, where she added four more goals to her tally. This outstanding display also represented a historic milestone for Scane as she surpassed the all-time points record, cementing her status as the leading points scorer in Northwestern history with an impressive career total of 401 points. With Northwestern’s success this past week, the Wildcats have reclaimed its No. 1 ranking in the latest ILWomen/IWLCA Division I Poll.

Defensive Player of the Week

Tori Cini – College of the Holy Cross

In a historic victory against UMass, Cini delivered a remarkable performance, setting a career-high with 17 saves. This victory marked the first time Holy Cross had defeated UMass since 2009. Cini faced a formidable total of 37 shots and impressively allowed only 10 goals throughout the game.

Division II

Offensive Player of the Week

Sydney Tiemann – Maryville University         

In Maryville’s non-conference matchup against Quincy University, Tiemann kicked off her week by showcasing her offensive capability, tallying four goals and tying her career-high with three assists. She also secured seven draw controls and scooped up four ground balls. Tiemann's standout performance continued against No. 23 ranked Colorado Mesa University, where she led the Saints to an impressive double-digit victory by netting six goals. Additionally, she dominated in the midfield with nine draw controls and added another ground ball to her stat line.

Defensive Player of the Week

Ashlee Wargo – Bentley University

Wargo's stellar play between the posts was pivotal in Bentley's commanding 16-9 road victory, as she made a total of 11 crucial saves with an impressive 55.0 percent save percentage. She collected four ground balls and played a key role in shutting down Mercy's offensive opportunities, holding them to a 0-4 conversion rate on free positions.

Division III

Offensive Player of the Week

Gracie Giannettino – University of Rochester

Giannettino’s strong offensive performance led the Yellowjackets to an upset victory over No. 15 St. John Fisher, marking their first-ranked upset in over two decades. Giannettino netted a game-high six goals on eight shots, all of which found the mark on goal. The junior attacker also converted all three of her free-position attempts, playing a pivotal role in establishing an early lead with two first-half scores. Giannettino was responsible for all three of the Yellowjackets' third-quarter goals and her fourth-quarter goal further solidified Rochester's advantage, putting them up by two scores, 9-7, with just over 12 minutes remaining in the game.

Defensive Player of the Week

Tess Brown – Keene State College

In the Owls' commanding 18-10 victory over University of Hartford, Brown recorded an impressive stat line. She contributed offensively with four goals and five assists, while also making a significant impact defensively amassing 12 caused turnovers, 12 ground balls, and 10 draw controls in the matchup. Notably, her 12 caused turnovers in a single game rank as the second-highest in program history.


Offensive Player of the Week

Jill Mello – Reinhardt University

In a thrilling 15-14 victory against Savannah College of Arts and Design (SCAD), Mello netted an impressive six goals, including the decisive final goal for the Eagles with approximately two minutes remaining in the game.

Defensive Player of the Week

Madison Hasty – Reinhardt University

In Reinhardt’s triumph over SCAD, Hasty's standout performance featured her making 14 crucial saves while confronting 25 shots from the opposition. Additionally, she contributed to the defensive effort by scooping up two ground balls and dishing out a caused turnover.