April 12, 2011

St. Mary's Sweeps CAC Weekly Awards

from press release

– Sophomore midfielder Lauriann Parker (Woodbine, Md./Glenelg) and junior goalkeeper Colleen Simpson (Arnold, Md./Broadneck) of the St. Mary's College of Maryland women's lacrosse team were named the Capital Athletic Conference Women's Lacrosse Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week for the week ending April 1 as announced by conference commissioner, Tom Byrnes, Monday afternoon. Parker and Simpson helped the Seahawks (10-5, 4-3 CAC) to a 2-0 week with league victories at Hood College and at York College of Pennsylvania.

Parker (19g, 39a) was named the CAC Offensive Player of the Week after scoring six points in each game this week on three goals and nine assists as the Seahawks moved into position to host a CAC Tournament first round game. She had two goals and four assists in a mid-week win over Hood then recorded three of her five assists during a 3-0 run that broke an 8-8 tie and lifted SMC to a 12-10 victory over York.

Parker is currently second in the conference with 39 assists and sixth with 58 points.

Simpson was named the CAC Defensive Player of the Week after opening the week with a partial-game scoreless effort in the win at Hood, followed by a strong performance in Saturday's win at York. Simpson recorded 11 saves on 21 shots and held YCP's leading scorer to just two goals, including a game-clinching stop on a free position with just over a minute left to maintain a two-goal lead.

Simpson leads the conference in save percentage with 51.0 percent while ranking fourth in goals-against average with 9.94.

The Seahawks will return to action tomorrow when St. Mary's welcomes Marymount (Va.) University to Seahawk Stadium for the final conference game of the season. Game starts at 4:00 pm.

2011 CAC Women's Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week
Feb. 21 – Megan Weiss, So., Stevenson
Feb. 28 – Aubrey Mirkin, Sr., M, St. Mary's
Mar. 7 – Kim Wayson, So., York
Mar. 14 – Trish DiGirolomo, Sr., Salisbury
Mar. 21 – Kim Wayson, So., York
Mar. 28 – Catherine Kennedy, Jr., Mary Washington
Apr. 4 – Tancy Weatherford, Jr., Marymount
Apr. 11 – Lauriann Parker, So., M, St. Mary's

2011 CAC Women's Lacrosse Defensive Player of the Week
Feb. 21 – Jordan Hall, So., York
Feb. 28 – Julie Ann Caulfield, Sr., Salisbury
Mar. 7 – Jenny Schroeder, Jr., Stevenson
Mar. 14 – Abby Dyjack, Sr., Hood
Mar. 21 – Kirsten West, Jr., Mary Washington
Mar. 28 – Danielle Guigli, Jr., Mary Washington
Apr. 4 – Katie Vautier, So., York
Apr. 11 – Colleen Simpson, Jr., GK, St. Mary's

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