PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Syracuse swept the Week 5 BIG EAST women’s lacrosse weekly as junior Michelle Tumolo was named the BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week and junior teammate Becca Block was named the BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week.
Tumolo earned BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week honors for the second straight week following a career-high eight points, including a personal-best five goals in an 18-7 win over then-18/NR Towson at home. Tumolo scored her five goals on five shots. The junior leads the Orange with 27 points, 15 goals and 12 assists this season.
Block was named the BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week after leading the Syracuse defense in an 18-7 win over then-No. 18/NR Towson at home. The junior anchored the defense and collected four draw controls and one ground ball. Block and the SU defense held Towson without a goal for more than 20 minutes in the second half.
Hannah Franklin, Georgetown, So., M
Had six goals on just seven shots over two games last week; Scored a team-high four goals in a 9-8 upset of then-No. 2/2 North Carolina.
Ashley Hunter, Georgetown, Jr. D
Helped GU to a 1-1 week; Had an outstanding performance in a 9-8 win against then-No. 2/2 North Carolina handing UNC its first loss of the year. Hunter had four ground balls and played a big role in holding a team averaging 14.9 goals per game to just eight.
Lily Kalata, Rutgers, Jr., GK
Allowed just six goals in a 13-7 win over Monmouth and made nine saves over 53 minutes of action. She faced 19 shots.
Jaimie Morrison, Notre Dame, Jr., A
Totaled seven points, including five goals over two games last week; Morrison scored her five goals on just seven shots.
Marlee Paton, Loyola, So., M
Scored eight points, including seven goals in a 1-1 week; She netted a career-high five goals in a 14-5 win over Delaware.
The INSIDE SCOOP
WINS OVER RANKED TEAMS – BIG EAST teams have totaled 11 wins over ranked teams this year, including a pair of victories last week by Notre Dame and Syracuse. In addition, four different schools have recorded the wins, including Loyola and Rutgers. Last year, the league tallied five wins against ranked opponents, while in 2010 the BIG EAST had nine wins over ranked teams.
Year Wins Over Ranked Teams NCAA Berths
2009 15 3
2010 9 3
2011 5 1
2012 11 ??