Drexel Women, Delaware Men Lead Five CAA Programs In National Polls
Feb 21, 2022RICHMOND, Va. (Feb. 21, 2022) – Five Colonial Athletic Association lacrosse programs are ranked or receiving votes in the most recent national polls.
CAA Women's Lacrosse Weekly Awards - Feb. 21
Feb 21, 2022RICHMOND, Va. (Feb. 21, 2022) – Drexel graduate student Karson Harris, James Madison sophomore Isabella Peterson, Drexel junior Belle McHugh, and William & Mary freshman Ainsley Huizenga have been selected as the Colonial Athletic Association weekly award winners for women’s lacrosse.CO-PLAYER OF THE WEEKKarson Harris, DrexelGraduate Student | Midfield | Great Mills, Md. / LeonardtownHarris helped No. 15 Drexel stay unbeaten with her performances in a win over a Penn State team ranked No. 25 last week and a victory over Lafayette. The midfielder from Maryland tallied three goals, one assist, six draw controls, two ground balls, and two caused turnovers in Wednesday’s 12-8 victory over the Nittany Lions before a six-goal outburst while adding an assist, three draws, three ground balls, and a caused turnover in the 16-4 win against Lafayette. For the week, Harris notched nine goals and two assists while corralling nine draw controls and recording five ground balls and three caused turnovers.CO-PLAYER OF THE WEEKIsabella Peterson, James MadisonSophomore | Attack | Sparks, Md. / HerefordPeterson scored 10 goals and secured 11 draw controls in a two-game week for No. 18 James Madison, including six in a Saturday victory over previously-No. 23 UConn while playing at USA Lacrosse headquarters in her hometown. The attacker from Maryland collected four goals and nine draw controls in a Wednesday setback to Virginia Tech before tallying six goals, two draws, two ground balls, and a caused turnover in the 13-7 win over the Huskies.DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEKBelle McHugh, DrexelJunior | Defense | Berwyn, Pa. / Academy of Notre Dame de NamurMcHugh recorded six ground balls and six caused turnovers in a 2-0 week for No. 15 Drexel with a victory over previously-No. 25 Penn State and win over Lafayette. McHugh’s four caused turnovers in the win over the Leopards on Sunday were a career-high, while she secured five ground balls in the victory. Drexel leads the CAA and ranks 10th nationally with 6.33 goals per game allowed this season.ROOKIE OF THE WEEKAinsley Huizenga, William & MaryFreshman | Midfield | Boca Raton, Fla. / American Heritage Boca DelrayHuizenga is the second William & Mary freshman to collect rookie honors in the first two weeks of the season. The midfielder from Florida earned her first career start against No. 8 Duke on Friday, recording a goal, four draw controls, and a ground ball. Huizenga added a ground ball in Tuesday’s visit to Richmond.Follow #CAALax on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to get up-to-date information and learn more about CAA member institutions and their teams.
Seven #CAALAX Players Named To Tewaaraton Watch Lists
Feb 15, 2022WASHINGTON (Feb. 10, 2022) – Seven Colonial Athletic Association lacrosse players – four men’s and three women’s student athletes – have been named to the preseason watch lists for the Tewaaraton Award, the honor earned by the top male and female college lacrosse player in the United States. On the men’s side, two players from Delaware – attackman Mike Robinson and defenseman Owen Grant – were joined by UMass attackman Chris Connolly and Towson defenseman Koby Smith. Robinson was named CAA Rookie of the Year in 2021 and joined by Grant and Smith on the All-CAA first team. All three were preseason All-CAA honorees with Robinson and Grant earning Preseason Offensive and Defensive Player of the Year honors in January. Connolly returns to action this weekend after being limited to two games in 2021 due to injury. Three women’s student-athletes were named to the list with Drexel midfielder Karson Harris, James Madison goalkeeper Molly Dougherty, and Towson midfielder Blair Pearre earning the honors. All three players earned All-CAA honors with Harris – the CAA Player of the Year – joined by Rookie of the Year Pearre on the first team, while Dougherty was a second team honoree. Harris, Pearre, and Dougherty were all selected to the preseason All-CAA team with Harris named CAA Preseason Player of the Year. Players not named to this initial list will have opportunities to play their way into a spot as the season progresses. Watch list additions will be announced on March 11 and April 1, before the field will be narrowed to 25 men’s and 25 women’s nominees on April 21. Nominees can be players from the watch lists or not from the watch lists, effectively allowing for a third round of additions. Five men’s and five women’s finalists will be announced in early May. The Tewaaraton Award recipients will be chosen after the conclusion of the collegiate lacrosse season.For more information on the Tewaaraton Foundation, visit tewaaraton.com. 2022 Tewaaraton Award Men’s Watch ListChris Connolly, A, UMassOwen Grant, D, DelawareMike Robinson, A, DelawareKoby Smith, D, Towson 2022 Tewaaraton Award Women’s Watch ListMolly Dougherty, GK, James MadisonKarson Harris, M, DrexelBlair Pearre, M, Towson Follow #CAALax on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to get up-to-date information and learn more about CAA member institutions and their teams.
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