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IWLCA Players of the Week: March 28, 2018

By IWLCA Admin, 03/28/18, 6:00PM EDT


The IWLCA National Players of the Week for Divisions I, II, and III, are announced on Wednesdays on "IWLCA Weekly, Presented by ILWomen." WATCH the full episode.

Division I

Offensive Player of the Week

Megan Whittle University of Maryland

Whittle led the team in goals (7) and points (10), while tying for the team lead in assists (3) in a pair of Top-10 wins for the Terps. She scored a team-best four goals against Penn and tied for the team lead with five points in a win over James Madison, while adding two draw controls and a ground ball last week. She also reached the 250-goal mark for her career in the win over the Dukes.

Defensive Player of the Week

Allie DaCar – Stanford University

DaCar did not allow a goal in the final 18:08 of regulation and all 8:37 of the multi-overtime comeback victory over #13 USC. She made seven straight saves in that time as Stanford overcame a four-goal deficit in the final 13 minutes to earn a 12-11 victory and move into first place in the Pac-12. Overall, she made 12 saves against the Trojans with a .522 save percentage. On Friday, she made five saves and allowed just five goals against Arizona State. For the week, DaCar went 2-0 and made 17 saves with a .515 save percentage. She also scooped up three ground balls.

Division II

Offensive Player of the Week

Bryanna Fazio – Le Moyne College

Fazio tallied 11 goals, including the 100th of her career, and collected 16 draw controls in Le Moyne's 2-0 week. She scored six goals (on six shots) and posted four draw controls and two ground balls in an 18-8 win at Franklin Pierce on Tuesday. She netted five goals, the third of which was the 100th of her career, and tied a program record with 12 draw controls in a 13-6 victory over then #12 Pace on Friday.

Defensive Player of the Week

Malorie Olin – Rollins College

Olin faced 49 shots last week, making 23 saves for a save percentage of .639 on the week. She allowed just 13 goals, recording a 6.50 goals against average. Against #6 Limestone, Olin faced 18 shots on goal from the Saints, making 11 saves while allowing just seven goals. Olin helped Rollins record a 15-6 victory over Lenoir-Rhyne with 12 saves and six goals against. With Olin's help, the Tars have now won nine straight.

Division III

Offensive Player of the Week

Hannah Marafioti – SUNY Geneseo

Marafioti totaled five goals, including what proved to be the game-winner, and an assist in the Knights' 10-8 upset of #9 Ithaca on Saturday after notching three goals in the squad's 15-9 win over visiting RIT on Tuesday. She also added an assist, two ground balls and two caused turnovers to aid her team’s efforts.

Defensive Player of the Week

Gianna Falcone – Salisbury University

Falcone recorded a 6.50 goals against average and .629 save percentage in a 2-0 week against nationally-ranked opponents for the third-ranked Sea Gulls. She totaled 22 saves while allowing just 13 goals in wins over William Smith (#13) and York (#5). In a 12-8 win over William Smith, Falcone recorded nine saves on 17 shots on goal. In an 8-5 victory over No. 5 York, Falcone held the Spartans to just five goals on 18 shots on net, good for a .722 save percentage. She also picked up seven ground balls last week.