Behrins and Voorhees Take Home BIG EAST Weekly Awards
Behrins named Midfielder of the Week as Voorhees grabs Defensive Player of the Week
Feb. 21, 2017
NEW YORK (DU/BIG EAST) - For the second week in a row, the University of Denver women’s lacrosse program had a sophomore/senior duo take home weekly BIG EAST awards as Elizabeth Behrins and Layne Voorhees were recognized by the conference for their outstanding play in DU’s 11-10 triple-overtime win over No. 18/RV Louisville this past weekend.
BIG EAST Attacker Of The Week
Grace Nolan, Connecticut, Jr., A
In a 1-1 week for the Huskies, Nolan was the league’s points leader with nine off of five goals and four assists. In Wednesday’s season-opening win at Fairfield, the junior attacker notched a hat trick and added four assists, two caused turnovers and a ground ball. In Sunday’s narrow setback at NR/RV James Madison, Nolan stuffed the stat sheet with two goals, three ground balls, three draw controls and two caused turnovers. Nolan's two scores against the Dukes came in the final two minutes as UConn narrowed a five-goal deficit to just one, but the comeback came up just shy.
BIG EAST Midfielder Of The Week
Elizabeth Behrins, Denver, So., M/A
Behrins was the hero against No. 18/RV Louisville on Saturday, totaling three goals and two assists in the triple-overtime thriller. The sophomore notched a pair of first-half goals before scoring the game-winner with 5:23 left in the third overtime period, finding the back of the net on a free position shot for the second time on the afternoon. The win over the nationally ranked Cardinals was Denver’s second straight over a top-20 foe as the Pioneers improved to a program-best 4-0 on the season.
BIG EAST Defensive Player Of The Week
Layne Voorhees, Denver, Sr., D
Voorhees led the defensive effort against the nationally ranked Cardinals with a game-high four caused turnovers, along with two ground balls and two draw controls. The senior has recorded multiple caused turnovers in each of Denver’s four wins this season for 11 on the year. Louisville entered the contest averaging nearly 14 goals per game and was limited to just 10 in the three-overtime thriller.
BIG EAST Freshman Of The Week
Monica Borzillo, Cincinnati, Fr., A
In the Bearcats’ season opener at NR/RV Ohio State on Sunday, Borzillo had a dazzling debut with three goals, three assists and two caused turnovers. The rookie took a team-high nine shots, seventh-most in program history. Borzillo’s three assists rank 10th in Cincinnati single-game history.
BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll
Journey Fischbeck, Butler, Fr., A/M
Fischbeck led Butler against Detroit Mercy on Saturday with five points off a hat trick and two assists. The rookie added two ground balls and two caused turnovers in what was just the Bulldogs’ second game in program history.
Julianna Shearer, Marquette, Sr., A
Against a pair of ranked opponents last week, Shearer totaled seven goals off nine shots, along with three ground balls, eight draw controls and two caused turnovers. The senior totaled four goals against No. 8/10 Notre Dame on Tuesday before notching a hat trick against No. 20/17 Johns Hopkins.
Francesca Whitehurst, Georgetown, So., M
In a 1-1 week for the Hoyas, Whitehurst totaled seven goals and an assist for eight points, along with 12 draw controls and three ground balls. The sophomore stuffed the stat sheet in a win at George Washington with five goals and a dish, along with 10 DCs and two GBs. She added two scores and two draw controls against No. 2/2 Maryland on Saturday.
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