Feb. 25, 2013 Weekly Release in PDF
Offensive Player of the Week
Michelle Tumolo, Syracuse, Sr., A
Tumolo was named the BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week after she totaled five points, including two goals in a 1-0 week. The senior also accounted for three assists as the Orange posted a 10-9 win over then-No. 8/7 Virginia at home on Feb. 24. Tumolo factored into five of the team’s 10 scores and had two draw controls. In addition, Syracuse beat previously undefeated Virginia (2-0) for the first time in the last nine meetings.
Defensive Player of the Week
Maddy Lesher, Loyola, Fr., D
Lesher was named BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week after helping Loyola in a 13-11 win over then-No. 10/9 Penn State at home on Feb. 23. The rookie held top-scorer Mackenzie Cyr without a goal in the contest and limited the Nittany Lions to just two shots in the opening 17 minutes of the second half. Lesher also had a game-high two caused turnovers along with one draw control. It was Loyola’s first win over a ranked team this season.
BIG EAST HONOR ROLL
Lauren Kahn, Connecticut, Jr., M
Tied her career high with seven points, including four goals in a 13-2 win at Iona on Feb. 23.
Caroline Tarzian, Georgetown, So., A
Had seven points, including five goals in a 13-10 win over then-No. 17/16 Towson at home on Feb. 23.
Ashley Herbst, Louisville, Jr., GK
Made eight saves in a 21-3 win against Old Dominion on Feb. 23. She played all 60 minutes and held the Monarchs to just three goals.
Taryn VanThof, Loyola, R-So., M
Recorded five points, including three goals in a 13-11 win over then-No. 10/9 Penn State at home on Feb. 23. She also had eight draw controls and two ground balls.
Becca Block, Syracuse, Sr., D
Helped limit No. 8/7 Virginia to just nine goals in a 10-9 win on Feb. 24. She had three draw controls, two ground balls and two caused turnovers.
The Inside Scoop
Seven Named To Tewaaraton Watch List – On Feb. 22, seven league stars were named to the 2013 Tewaaraton Watch List. Players may be added to the list during the season, but in late April it will be narrowed to 25. In mid-May, five finalists will be announced. The winner will be named on May 30 at the Smithsonian Institute’s National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C.
Becca Block, Syracuse - Sr., D
Alyssa Murray, Syracuse - Jr., A
Marlee Paton, Loyola - Jr., M
Margaret Smith, Notre Dame - Jr., M
Barbara Sullivan, Notre Dame - So., D
Sophia Thomas, Georgetown - Sr., M
Michelle Tumolo, Syracuse - Sr., A
Four Teams Ranked In Top 10 – A quartet of BIG EAST teams were ranked in the Feb. 25 deBeer Media Poll, including No. 5 Syracuse. The Orange were joined by No. 7 Notre Dame, No. 9 Loyola and No. 10 Georgetown.
Three Wins Over Ranked Teams Last Week – The BIG EAST posted three wins over ranked teams last week and improved its top-25 record to a robust 4-2 this season. On Feb. 23, Georgetown beat No. 17-16 Towson 13-10, while Loyola topped No. 10/9 Penn State 13-11. On Feb. 24, Syracuse edged Virginia 10-9. Earlier in the season, Louisville beat No. 13/20 Ohio State 12-11 on Feb. 16.