May 2, 2011 – Weekly Release in PDF
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Syracuse swept the final BIG EAST women’s lacrosse weekly awards as senior Tee Ladouceur was named the BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week and classmate Liz Hogan was tabbed BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week.
Ladouceur earns BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week honors after accumulating 15 points, including nine assists, in a 3-0 week for the Orange. She also had 11 points, including six assists in league play. In a 10-9 win over then-No. 5/7 Loyola, Ladouceur registered three points, including two goals. Her second goal of the contest was part of Syracuse’s 5-0 run to start the second half, giving the Orange the lead for good on their way to a share of the regular-season title. In a win over Cincinnati, the senior had a career-high eight points and factored into eight of the team’s first 10 goals.
Hogan earns BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week honors for the second straight week and third time this year. She helped the Orange go 3-0 last week, including a pair of conference wins, to help the Orange clinch a share of the regular-season title. The senior totaled 28 saves, including 16 in league action. In a 10-9 win over Loyola, Hogan totaled six saves. In a 20-6 win over Villanova, she made 10 saves in 39 minutes of action and allowed just one goal. She leads the league in save percentage at .489 and holds a 9.67 goals-against average.
BIG EAST HONOR ROLL
Kellye Gallagher, Loyola, Sr., D
Had eight ground balls and eight caused turnovers in a 1-1 week; had five ground balls and three caused turnovers in a win over UConn
Grace Gavin, Loyola, Sr., A
Recorded 12 points, including seven goals in a 1-1 week; had nine points, including five goals along with four ground balls against UConn
Jenny Granger, Notre Dame, So., M
Tallied eight points, including five goals in a 2-0 week; registered four goals, including the gamewinner with :01 second left in regulation in a 16-15 win at Louisville which clinched ND’s spot in the league tourney
Katherine Marino, Rutgers, Sr., A
Totaled eight points, including four goals in a 1-1 week; had five points, including a career-best three assists against Georgetown
Logan McCraw, Georgetown, Sr., D
Helped GU limit its opponents to an average of 8.0 goals per game in a 1-1 week; held No. 1/1 Maryland to just eight goals and recorded four draw controls; had two ground balls in a win over Rutgers to help GU clinch a share of the regular-season title
THE INSIDE SCOOP
BIG EAST CHAMPIONSHIP PICTURE – Georgetown has earned the No. 1 seed for the 2011 BIG EAST women’s lacrosse championship and looks to defend its 2010 tournament title beginning Thursday, May 5 against No. 4 seed Notre Dame.
Both semifinal games will be televised on the CBS Sports Network. The semifinal winners will meet on Saturday, May 7 at 1 p.m. ET in a game also shown on the CBS Sports Network (DirecTV #613).
No. 1 seed Georgetown won the league’s regular-season crown for the third straight year and 10th time overall. The Hoyas’ lone league loss came on April 23 at Notre Dame by the score of 13-10.
No. 2 seed Syracuse also clinched a share of the regular-season crown with a 7-1 mark in conference play.
No. 3 seed Loyola is having one of its best seasons in recent memory. The Greyhounds began the year 12-0 and were ranked as high as No. 3 in the nation. The team’s only two losses this year came by a total of three goals. Loyola lost to Georgetown 15-13 on April 19 and lost to Syracuse 10-9 on April 29.
No. 4 seed Notre Dame enters the tournament having won four of its last five games. The Irish knocked off Georgetown 13-10 on April 23, handing the Hoyas their only league loss.
The BIG EAST Championship began in 2007 and was won by Syracuse. The Orange also won in 2008, while Notre Dame was victorious in 2009. Georgetown won the 2010 tournament.
Being the No. 1 seed is not a clear indicator of success, as the top draw has produced just two of the four BIG EAST Championship tournament titles (Syracuse in 2008 and Georgetown in 2010).