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Women’s Lacrosse Notebook – March 3

Mar 3, 2015, 11:03 AM EDT

PLAYER OF THE WEEK:
Caitlin McCartney • University of Delaware
Senior | M | Doylestown, Pa./Archbishop Wood

Senior Caitlin McCartney had eight goals, nine points, nine draw controls, two caused turnovers, and two ground balls to help Delaware to a 2-0 week. In the Blue Hen’s win over La Salle, she recorded a career-best seven goals and a career-high seven draw controls. In the win over Big Ten foe Rutgers, McCartney had a goal and an assist, two draw controls, and two caused turnovers.

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK:
Schylar Healy • James Madison University
Senior | GK | Eldersburg, Md./Liberty

Senior goalkeeper Schylar Healy helped James Madison to a 2-0 week with a 8.58 goals against average and 17 saves. She opened the week by making nine saves and tying a career-high with four groundballs against High Point. In the Dukes’ overtime upset of No. 14 Loyola, Healy was strong with eight saves and holding the Greyhounds to a mark of 2-of-7 on free position shots.

ROOKIE OF THE WEEK:
Kaitlyn Montalbano • Towson University
Freshman | M | West Islip, N.Y./St. John the Baptist

Freshman Kaitlyn Montalbano had a solid start to her Tiger career, scoring the game-winner against Monmouth in her debut. She took just two shots in the game, converting a free position attempt into the game-winning goal. Montalbano also collected three ground balls and used her speed to help the Tigers go 14-for-16 in the clearing game.

 

CAA Women’s Lacrosse Week in Review

After postponements due to weather, Towson (1-0) finally opened its 2015 campaign on February 28 by topping Monmouth, 4-3. Kaitlyn Montalbano provided the game-winner on a free-position attempt with 8:49 left in the game. Kelsea Donnelly had four saves in the win.

No. 15/17 James Madison (4-1) opened the week with a 16-8 win over High Point. The Dukes then knocked off No. 14/16 Loyola, 11-10, on a goal by Stephanie Finley with 2.8 seconds left in overtime. Ali Curwin had five goals, four assists, and four ground balls last week.

Drexel (1-3) faced back-to-back nationally ranked opponents in No. 11 Princeton and No. 17 Stony Brook. Both games results in 8-4 losses.

No. 20/19 Delaware (4-1) had its offense working on all cylinders, posting a 24-6 victory at La Salle followed by a 12-7 win over Big 10 foe Rutgers. Caitlin McCartney accounted for eight goals and an assist on the week while McKenzie Rafferty had seven goals in two games.

Elon (3-3) had just one game, falling at No. 2 UNC. Abby Godfrey had five ground balls while Megan Weissman had four ground balls and a pair of caused turnovers against the Tar Heels.

Hofstra (2-2) was topped 14-6 by No. 1 Maryland in its only contest of the week. Rookie Amanda Seekamp had a game-high four goals against the Terps.

William & Mary (0-3) had one contest as the Tribe fell to Navy 12-9. Amanda Johnson had three goals.

 

Quick Shots

  • James Madison Head Coach Shelley Klaes-Bawcombe has 144 career wins, 94 of which came at the helm of the Dukes. She’s six wins away from her 200th career win and 100th JMU win.
  • As a program, James Madison is sitting on 392 victories dating back to 1974.
  • The Tigers are 35-8 since the start of 2011 when they hold an opponent to nine goals or less.
  • Hofstra’s Brittain Altomare has 184 points, 16 shy of becoming only the fifth player in Pride history to reach 200 career points. Altomare has recorded a point in 41-straight games.
  • The Pride’s April Iannetta has 89 caused turnovers for her career, tying her for second all-time at Hofstra.
  • Delaware has scored first in all five contests this season and have held all five opponents to single digit goals.
  • Delaware’s Casey Lyons scored nine goals against Lafayette. It was the first time since 2002 in which a player scored 9+ goals in a single game.
  • The CAA had two players recognized as the Inside Lacrosse Co-Players of the Week on February 24. Hofstra’s Brittain Altomare and Delaware’s Caitlin McCartney picked up the honors.

Tewaaraton Award Watch List

Three CAA men’s lacrosse players were named to the initial Tewaaraton Award Watch List. Receiving the honor were: Stephanie Finley (James Madison); Andi Raymond (Towson); Kelsea Donnelly (Towson).