April 19, 2011

Hopkins Lipinski Earns Two Awards

from press release

- Johns Hopkins senior Brooke Lipinski has been named the Defensive Player of the Week by both the American Lacrosse Conference (ALC) and Synapse Sports (formerly womenslacrosse.com) for her performance in the JHU's wins over UMBC and second-ranked Northwestern last week. It is her second time this season that she has been honored by the ALC and Synapse Sports.

Lipinski anchored a defense that allowed an average of just 9.0 goals per game in a pair of wins over the Retrievers and the Wildcats. On Wednesday, Lipinski grabbed two draw controls and led a defense that held UMBC more than four goals below its season average in a 12-7 win on the road. She was then tagged with the job of guarding All-American Shannon Smith in Saturday's game versus second-ranked Northwestern.

She held Smith to just one goal and one assist, which came late in the second half, holding her four points below her average. Lipinski anchored a defense that held Northwestern nearly five goals below its season average as the Blue Jays stunned the Wildcats at Homewood Field.

Hopkins returns to action on Saturday, April 23 as the 13th-ranked Penn State Nittany Lions visit Homewood Field. The ALC tilt is slated to begin at 1:00 pm.

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