March 28, 2011

Phillips, Walker, Prince Earn A-10 Awards

from press release

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – George Washington's Sarah Phillips was named the Atlantic 10 Conference Women's Lacrosse Player of the Week, while Duquesne's Liz Walker and Caitlin Prince claimed Defensive Player of the Week and Rookie of the Week honors, respectively.

Phillips matched a team-high eight points on six goals and two assists, led GW with eight groundballs and added four draw controls and a caused turnover in a 1-1 week for the Colonials. The junior midfielder opened the week tallying six points on four goals and two assists as George Washington went on the road and defeated Mount St. Mary's 16-4. Phillips added four groundballs, two draws and a caused turnover in the win. The Downingtown, Pa., native then added two goals, four groundballs and two draw controls in a narrow 11-10 loss at Johns Hopkins on Saturday.

Walker posted a .543 save percentage and tallied over 175 minutes in goal as the Dukes went 2-1 last week. The junior goalkeeper made a career-high 12 saves while facing 25 shots in leading Duquesne to a 15-9 victory over Bucknell on Tuesday. Walker followed that performance allowing just four goals on 13 shots as the Dukes defeated Cincinnati 15-6. The Sewickley, Pa., native closed out the week with six more saves as Duquesne dropped a one-goal contest at Canisius. Walker also collected nine groundballs for the week, including a Duquesne season-high five at Canisius, while recording three caused turnovers.

Prince started all three games for Duquesne at the midfield position while tallying seven goals on 14 shots last week. The freshman from Sykesville, Md., scored a career-high and Duquesne season-high six goals, including the game-winner, in a 15-9 win over Bucknell. Prince also scored a goal on her only shot in the Dukes' victory over Cincinnati. She added three groundballs, five draw controls and a caused turnover as Duquesne went 2-1 last week. For the season, Prince ranks fourth on the team in scoring with 18 points on 15 goals and three assists.

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