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IWLCA Players of the Week: May 2, 2018

By IWLCA Admin, 05/02/18, 3:00PM 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

Jamie Ortega – University of North Carolina

Ortega earned all-tournament team honors at the ACC Women's Lacrosse Championship. She scored six goals in the title game to help North Carolina beat undefeated Boston College, 14-11. She totaled 15 goals, one assist, and eight ground balls in three games to lead the Tar Heels’ offense.

Defensive Player of the Week

Taylor Moreno – University of North Carolina

Moreno, a redshirt freshman who was named the ACC Championship Most Valuable Player, made 11 saves on Sunday to lead UNC to a 14-11 win over Boston College. Moreno set an ACC tournament record with 33 saves over the three games in the tournament, while only giving up 25 goals.

Division II

Offensive Player of the Week

Mackenzie Reh – University of New Haven

Reh helped lead the Chargers to a perfect 2-0 week with a team-best 11 points, all coming on goals as she finished with a team-best four against Bentley and matched her career-high in leading the team against Saint Anselm with seven. Among her 11 goals were five free position scores as she finished 5-of-6 in free position attempts, while she also finished the week with eight draw controls, including a season-best seven against Saint Anselm. She also scooped up two ground balls and caused one turnover.

Defensive Player of the Week

Brianna DeMilia – Grand Valley State University

Senior goalkeeper Brianna DeMilia held Davenport to just one goal as the Laker defense allowed the sixth-fewest goals in program history in a 19-1 win over the Panthers. DeMilia, who made nine saves and scooped a pair of ground balls, has been the mainstay between the pipes for the Lakers this season.

Division III

Offensive Player of the Week

Maggie Nelson – Saint Vincent College

Maggie Nelson recorded 29 points on 25 goals and four assists last week for the 2-0 Bearcats. In a 21-18 win at Westminster Tuesday evening, Nelson established new single-season NCAA Division III records in both goals and points. She finished the match with 12 goals, three assists, three ground balls and three draw controls. The senior midfielder posted a career-high 13 goals, including the game-winning score with 3:01 remaining, in a 15-14 triumph at Hanover Saturday. Nelson finished her record-setting regular season with 137 goals and 174 points.

Defensive Player of the Week

Leah Franklin – Lebanon Valley College

Leah Franklin led the Dutchmen to a pair of conference wins to secure the No. 2 seed in the upcoming MAC Commonwealth Tournament. She finished the week with a 6.00 goals-against average with a .692 save percentage, and 27 saves on 59 shots faced. In a 13-4 win over Arcadia, Franklin made 12 saves on 26 shots. She scooped up a game-high eight ground balls and caused one turnover in the win. The sophomore followed that with 15 saves on 33 shots and a caused turnover in a 12-8 win over Albright.