March 15, 2010

Amherst's Trapp Named NESCAC Player of Week

from press release

– Amherst College junior Kelley Trapp (Monterey, CA) has earned the first NESCAC Women's Lacrosse Player of the Week honor of 2010, the conference announced today. Trapp led the Lord Jeffs (1-0/1-0 NESCAC) to an 11-8 victory at ninth-ranked Tufts University (0-1/0-1 NESCAC) this past Saturday.

Trapp helped Amherst snap its two-game losing streak against Tufts by assisting on the Jeffs' first five goals and scoring their sixth to help them carry a 6-3 lead into halftime. The Jumbos made it a 6-4 game early in the second half, but Trapp responded with her second goal of the game to bring Amherst's lead back to three. The Jeffs added another three goals to take a 10-4 advantage, with Trapp picking up her sixth assist to give her eight points on the day. Tufts rallied late but could not complete the comeback.

In four career games against Tufts, Trapp has totaled six goals and 11 assists for an average of 4.25 points per contest. After scoring 21 goals and assisting on seven others as a first-year, she finished second on the team in scoring (16-17-33) as a sophomore. Trapp is the first Amherst player to be named NESCAC Player of the Week since Amy Craig '09 earned the honor twice in March of 2008.

Trapp's eight points were the most among any player in the NESCAC's opening weekend. The Lord Jeffs will return to action Tuesday, Mar. 16, when they take on Manhattanville College (0-3) in the West Palm Beach Spring Fling.

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