Apr 7, 2015, 9:35 AM EDT
PLAYER OF THE WEEK:
Brittain Altomare • Hofstra
Senior| A | Wolfsville, Md./Middltown
Senior attacker Brittain Altomare had another outstanding week, tallying six goals, and three assists for nine points, while also adding 14 draw controls to help Hofstra to a 2-0 week. In a 13-8 win over nationally-ranked James Madison, she keyed the victory by posting a game-high five points on four goals and one assist, while also tallying a game-high six draw controls. She followed that up with a game-high eight draw controls, two goals, and two assists in a13-8 win over William & Mary on Sunday.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK:
April Iannetta • Hofstra
Sr. | D | Wantagh, N.Y./Wantagh
Senior defender April Iannetta was once again steady on the defensive end for Hofstra, tallying 10 ground balls, seven caused turnovers, and six draw controls to help the Pride to a 2-0 week. She also added a goal and an assist. In Hofstra’s 13-8 win over nationally-ranked James Madison, Iannetta posted a game-high four groundballs, three draw controls, and three caused turnovers, while also adding a goal and an assist. Iannetta followed that up with another strong game in the 13-8 win over William & Mary, notching six groundballs and four caused turnovers, both game-highs, and three draw controls.
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK:
Haley Warden • James Madison
Freshman | M | Glen Mills, Pa./Garnet Valley
Rookie Haley Warden had a solid week for James Madison, tallying four points on two goals and two assists, three groundballs and six draw controls. At Hofstra, Warden tallied two groundballs. She had her best game of the year against Drexel, coming off the bench to notch two goals on two free position attempts, two assists, six draw controls, and a groundball. JMU was able to convert four of the six draws she won against the Dragons into goals within 45 seconds.
CAA Women’s Lacrosse Week in Review
- Hofstra went 2-0 on the week, defeating both James Madison and William & Mary by margins of 13-8. The win over James Madison, which was ranked No. 14/15 at the time, was the program’s first over a nationally-ranked team since defeating #17 Notre Dame, 10-9, on March 27, 2011.
- Delaware won its only game of the week, edging Elon, 8-6. Senior Caitlin McCartney had a goal and six draw controls against the Phoenix. The Blue Hens out-shot Elon, 32-9, in the contest.
- Towson split the week, falling to No. 16/19 Loyola before bouncing back to defeat Elon in CAA action. Redshirt senior attacker Andi Raymond led the Tigers with five goals and one assist.
- James Madison split games last week, dropping the CAA opener to Hofstra, 13-8, before downing Drexel, 17-9. Junior Jaci Gordon had six goals and an assist on the week while rookie Haley Warden had four points, three groundballs and six draw controls.
- William & Mary split games last week, topping Drexel, 10-5, before falling to Hofstra, 13-8. Ellen Shaffrey had six goals on the week, five of which came against Hofstra. Rookie Abby Corkum had five points on two goals and three assists for the week while junior Zoe Boger finished the week with eight draw controls, four groundballs, two caused turnovers, and a goal.
- Drexel suffered a pair of tough losses at home, falling to William & Mary and James Madison. Emily Duffey had five goals and an assist for a six-point week while Milan White had nine draw controls in two games.
- Elon had a tough first weekend of CAA play, falling at Towson, 12-2, and at Delaware, 8-6. Freshman Nicole Sinacori had five points on four goals and one assist in two games while Rachel Ramirez made 23 saves, including 14 against Delaware.
National Leaders: Hofstra attacker Brittain Altomare is second in the country in points per game ( 5.36), assists per game (2.82), third in total assists (31), fourth in total points (59), and seventh in draw controls per game (5.91). James Madison goalie Schylar Healy is seventh in the nation in saves with 112. Hofstra defender April Iannetta is eighth in caused turnover per game (2.36) and tenth in ground balls per game (3.09).
Inside Lacrosse Mid-Season All-Americans: Five CAA players were named to the Inside Lacrosse Mid-Season All-American list. Hofstra defender April Iannetta was named to the Second Team. James Madison goalie Schylar Healy was named to the Third Team. Earning honorable mentions were James Madison’s Stephanie Finley and Lexi Cross and Delaware’s Caitlin McCartney.
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