Apr 14, 2015, 1:24 PM EDT
PLAYER OF THE WEEK:
Brittain Altomare • Hofstra
Senior| A | Wolfsville, Md./Middltown
Senior attacker Brittain Altomare led Hofstra with nine points on four goals, including two game-winners, and five assists in the Pride’s two victories. She also had eight draw controls. Altomare started the week with two goals and two assists in the 6-5 victory over Delaware on Friday. She also added five draw controls against the Blue Hens. Her goals, assists and draw control totals all were game-highs. In Hofstra’s double-overtime 8-7 win over Towson on Sunday, Altomare posted two goals and three assists. She also added a trio of draw controls. She led all players in points and assists, while ranking second on the team in goals. Her draw control total against the Tigers was tied for game-high honors.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK:
Michelle Dufault • Towson
Sr. | D | Fairport, N.Y./Fairport
Senior defender Michelle Dufault turned in a strong defensive performance to help the Tigers go 2-1 last week. She recorded eight caused turnovers, five groundballs, and a draw control in three games last week. In Tuesday’s win at UMBC, she finished with two groundballs and two caused turnovers. She was part of a defensive unit that held UMBC’s leading scorer to just one goal in the game. On Friday in the win over Drexel, Dufault had two groundballs and two caused turnovers. She was part of a unit that held Drexel leading scorer Emily Duffey without a point. On Sunday against Hofstra, Dufault had a career-high four caused turnovers, a groundball, and a draw control.
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK:
Stephanie Asher • Elon
Freshman | M | Glenelg, Md./Glenelg
Freshman midfielder Stephanie Asher led the Phoenix last week with four goals, an assist, and four draw controls in two games. The rookie notched two goals against No. 16/19 James Madison on Friday. In Elon’s first-ever CAA win, Asher helped the Phoenix defeat William & Mary, 8-7, with two free position goals, an assist, and two draw controls.
CAA Women’s Lacrosse Week in Review
- Hofstra extended its win streak to four games with a pair of road CAA victories. The Pride edged Delaware, 6-5, before clipping Towson, 8-7, in double overtime. Brittain Altomare led the way offensively while April Iannetta led the defense with seven ground balls, six draw controls, three caused turnovers and two goals.
- Towson went 2-1 last week, running its win streak to three with victories over UMBC and Drexel before falling in a double overtime heartbreaker to Hofstra on Sunday. Redshirt senior attacker Andi Raymond led the Tigers with eight goals, six assists, 12 draw controls, and three caused turnovers. Senior Kelsea Donnelly had 24 saves in the cage.
- Delaware split games last week, rebounding from a tough 6-5 loss to Hofstra with a 9-6 win at Drexel. Caitlin McCartney had three goals, six draw controls, and four groundballs on the week.
- James Madison downed Elon 22-5 in its lone game of the week. The Dukes scored the first 13 goals of the game. Senior Stephanie Finley finished with four goals and four assists for a game-high eight points.
- Elon split games last week, falling to James Madison before clipping William & Mary, 8-7, on Sunday to pick up its first-ever CAA win. Rachel Ramirez recorded 25 saves in two games, including a season-high 15 against the Tribe.
- William & Mary dropped its only game of the week to Elon. Zoe Boger had two goals and four draw controls while rookie Abby Corkum had a goal.
- Drexel suffered a pair of losses to Towson and Delaware. Freshman Nadia Pelham-Lacey netted a team-best five goals for the Dragons during the week, including her first career hat trick against Towson.
Hofstra attacker Brittain Altomare is the national leader in points per game (5.23) and is second assists per game (2.77), third in total assists (36) and total points (68), and seventh in draw controls per game (5.62). Elon goalie Rachel Ramirez is tenth in the country in saves (121) and fifth in ground balls per games (3.21). Hofstra defender April Iannetta is seventh in both caused turnovers per game (2.23) and ground balls per game (3.15).
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