March 29, 2010

Scranton's Slade Earns Landmark Honor

from press release

- Katie Slade (Buckingham, Pa./Central Bucks East), a junior on The University of Scranton women's lacrosse team, picked up a weekly honor today.

She was named the Landmark Conference Offensive Player of the Week for the period ending Sunday, March 28, after scoring five goals and assisting on four others in leading the Royals to back-to-back victories.

Slade opened the period with a career-high 7-point performance on Wednesday, March 24, at Fitzpatrick Field. She scored three goals and had four assists in Scranton's 15-4 victory over Neumann University.

This past Saturday, in a 13-4 victory over SUNY New Paltz in New Paltz, New York, she scored two goals as the Royals won their third straight game to improve to 4-4 on the season.

In the latest Landmark Conference statistical rankings, Slade is first in caused turnovers (2.43), second in draw controls (3.7), tied for fourth in ground balls (3.0), tied for eight in goals per game (2.0), and ninth in shot attempts (4.71).

The Royals will play two games this week, taking on Mt. St. Vincent College on Tuesday, March 30, in New York City and hosting Montclair State University Thursday, April 1, at Fitzpatrick Field beginning at 7:00 p.m.

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