NAC Women's Lacrosse Weekly Honors (Week Ending April 9)
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Samantha Greenlaw, Thomas
(Jr., C - Windham, Maine)
Greenlaw recorded 13 goals, three assists, seven caused turnovers, six ground balls, and three draw controls as the Terriers went 2-1 in conference action. The junior netted three goals, caused three turnovers, gathered two ground balls and earned one draw control in a 12-7 win over Lyndon. She then posted three goals, one assist, two draws, and one ground ball in a tough loss to conference leader Castleton. To end the week, Greenlaw tallied seven goals, two assists, four caused turnovers, and three ground balls in a victory at Johnson State.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Meghan Castellano, Colby-Sawyer
(Sr., G - Wallingford, Conn.)
Castellano earned three wins on the week. The senior played 120 minutes and surrendered just two goals, making 12 saves for an 85.7 save percentage and finishing with a 1.00 goals against average. She also tallied one goal and one ground ball in the field.
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Brittany Ireland, Colby-Sawyer
(So., F - Amherst, N.H.)
Ireland was second on the Chargers squad this week with 15 points on nine goals and a team best six assists. The rookie added six ground balls, six draw controls, and two caused turnovers, as the Chargers went 3-0. Ireland recorded three goals and at least one assist in each game. Against Green Mountain, she tallied three goals, five draws, four ground balls, one assist and one caused turnover. Versus Johnson State, the forward claimed three goals, three assist, two ground balls, one draw, and one caused turnover. Ireland ended the week with three goals and two assists in a win over Lyndon.
AROUND THE NAC
Castleton went 3-1 in the span of five days, overcoming a tough loss to Keene State with three conference wins by the combined score of 50-14. On Senior Day, Saturday, the five seniors combined for 12 goals and eight assists. Castleton will now host Lyndon on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. at Spartan Stadium.
Colby-Sawyer won all three of its games last week at home. The Chargers began action with a 20-2 win over Green Mountain and followed with a 19-1 victory over Johnson State before ending the week with a 20-1 win over Lyndon. The team will wrap up a five-game home stand on Tuesday with a non-conference game against Fitchburg State before heading to Maine over the weekend to resume NAC action with games at Thomas and Maine Maritime.
UMaine-Farmington went 1-3 this week, as the Beavers four game winning streak was snapped by New England College.
Green Mountain played to an 0-3 record through three contests this week. The Eagles lost to Colby-Sawyer on Monday before being defeated by Elms on Thursday and Maine Maritime on Saturday. The Eagles were led by Sophya Fuccione who posted two goals. The Eagles will continue their schedule with a game at home against Johnson State on Wednesday and then a road game at Lyndon on Saturday.
Husson couldn't hold off Saint Joseph's (Maine) and Castleton, dropping both games this past week. The Eagles put in eight goals on Saint Joseph's (Maine), just barely losing to them by two goals and then netted six goals past the Castleton defense. This week, the women will be playing at Thomas on Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. and host New England College at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday.
Johnson State went 0-3 in conference play this week, starting with a loss to Colby-Sawyer on Wednesday. The Badgers dropped a pair of conference games over the weekend, with losses to Thomas on Saturday and Maine Maritime on Sunday. The team will visit Green Mountain on Wednesday and then play host to Dean on Saturday.
Lyndon finished the week 0-3 against Thomas, UMaine-Farmington, and Colby-Sawyer. The Hornets dropped the three contests 12-7, 16-3, and 20-1, respectively. Mikayla Hodge recorded six goals, two assists, nine ground balls, and nine draw controls on the week. The Hornets will be traveling to Castleton on Wednesday for a 7:00 p.m. faceoff.
Maine Maritime went 3-0 this week, picking up an exciting 13-12 non-conference victory over Norwich on Wednesday and sweeping Green Mountain and Johnson State for a pair of NAC wins over the weekend. The Mariners will take on UMaine-Farmington on Wednesday before hosting Colby-Sawyer on Saturday.
New England College got back into the wins column with a 15-2 win over UMaine-Farmington on Saturday. Sophomore Tara Bainbridge scored nine goals and dished out an assist in the win, while freshman Tailor Chapin chipped in with two goals and two assists. Senior goaltender Mackenzie Meegan tallied 11 saves in the win. NEC (4-6, 3-1 NAC) returns to action on Wednesday when they host Wentworth at 4:00 p.m. and then hit the road to take on Husson on Saturday for a 1:00 p.m. conference game.
Thomas went 2-1 in conference play this week as they began Monday with a 12-7 victory at home against Lyndon. On Wednesday, the Terriers faced the NAC defending champion Castleton and fell 16-4. Thomas responded with a big 20-4 win on the road Saturday against Johnson State. Samantha Greenlaw finished the week with 13 goals and three assists for 16 points, while Lindsey Allen contributed with nine goals.