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IWLCA Players of the Week - May 28, 2024

By IWLCA Admin, 05/28/24, 3:00PM EDT


Division I

Offensive Player of the Week

Kayla Martello - Boston College 

Named NCAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player, Martello was the driving force for the BC offense in the title bout against Northwestern. She scored her fifth goal of the contest to cap off what was a 4-0 run early in the fourth and gave her team a 13-11 edge. She scored 11 goals through the ACC Championship (6) and title matchup (5).

Defensive Player of the Week

Shea Dolce – Boston College

Dolce’s saves in the closing moments of the National Title game helped seal the deal for the Eagles as they went on to earn its second title in program history. After Northwestern answered, Dolce came up with a pivotal save that led to a transition goal from Mckenna Davis, which gave the Eagles a 14-12 advantage. The Wildcats had a chance to tie up the contest with less than a minute left after slicing the lead to one. However, Dolce came away with the crucial save that led to the clock running out for the triumph. Dolce had a total of 9 saves in 60 minutes of play against the Wildcats. Boston College also finished ranked No. 1 in the final ILWomen/IWLCA Division I Poll.

Division II

Offensive Player of the Week

Sophi Wrisk – University of Tampa

Wrisk led the Tampa offense to its first National Title in program history behind a five goal, one assist performance against Adelphi. She recorded 22 total goals over the last six games and seven while at the championships. Wrisk was named the tournament’s Most Outstanding Players as well. Tampa’s National title earned them a No. 1 ranking in the final ILWomen/IWLCA Division II Poll to conclude the 2024 season.

Defensive Player of the Week

Alex Walling – University of Tampa

In 60 minutes, Walling made six crucial saves on 14 shots that would lead the Spartans to a National title over Adelphi. Walling’s performance earned her a spot on the NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team as well.

Division III

Offensive Player of the Week

Hope Shue – Middlebury College

Named NCAA Division III Tournament Most Outstanding Player, Shue led the Panther’s charge to earning its third consecutive national title. Shue scored four goals and added seven draw controls in the dominant 16-5 win over Salisbury in the Championship final. Middlebury finished 23-0 on the season, its second consecutive unbeaten season in a row. They are also ranked No. 1 in the final ILWomen/IWLCA Division III Poll.

Defensive Player of the Week

Kylie Wilson – Middlebury College

Earning a spot on the all-tournament team, the junior defender played a pivotal role in keeping the Salisbury Sea Gulls on the ropes. Her defensive efforts included two ground balls in the matchup.