Voorhees Gathers Second Defensive Player of the Week Award
Fifth player award for Denver in 2017 campaign
March 14, 2017
NEW YORK (DU/BIG EAST) - For the second time this year, senior defender Layne Voorhees anchored a stringent defensive look for the [14/17] University of Denver women's lacrosse program, and was rewarded with her second Defensive Player of the Week nod for the 2017 season as announced by the BIG EAST Conference on Tuesday.
BIG EAST Attacker Of The Week
Mollie Stevens, Florida, Sr., A
In two games last week, Stevens tallied eight goals on 10 shots, one assist, six ground balls, and 14 draw controls. Against No. 7 Stony Brook on Saturday, Stevens set a career high with seven goals (tied for second-most in a single game in Florida history), and also recorded 10 draw controls (tied for the second-most in a single game in Florida history). The Gators topped the previously unbeaten Seawolves 22-14 and RV Loyola 15-5.
BIG EAST Midfielder Of The Week
Sydney Pirreca, Florida, So., M
Pirreca set a career high with six points in the win over previously unbeaten No. 7 Stony Brook, registering four goals and two assists while adding a trio of draw controls. She also tallied two goals, a dish and two ground balls in a win at RV Loyola, bringing her weekly totals to six goals, three assists, two ground balls and four draw controls.
BIG EAST Defensive Player Of The Week
Layne Voorhees, Denver, Sr., D
Voorhees anchored the Pioneer defense which surrendered just four goals to Vermont, matching the stingiest mark by a BIG EAST team this season, as Denver scored a 14-4 victory. Voorhees was credited with three ground balls, three caused turnovers and two draw controls, as Denver allowed just nine shots on goal and held the Catamounts scoreless through the first 37 minutes of the contest.
BIG EAST Freshman Of The Week
Monica Borzillo, Cincinnati, Fr., A
Borzillo snags her third weekly rookie honor after totaling five goals, eight assists and two ground balls in a 1-1 week for the Bearcats. In the one-goal setback to Detroit Mercy, Borzillo had three goals and five assists, before totaling two goals and three helpers in a win at Central Michigan on Sunday. Borzillo leads the BIG EAST in points per game (5.00) and assists per contest (2.50).
BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll
Jill Doherty, Vanderbilt, Sr., A
In a 1-1 week for the Commodores, Doherty totaled seven points off four goals and three assists, while adding 12 draw controls, three ground balls and two caused turnovers. In Sunday’s win at Coastal Carolina, the senior had a hat trick, two assists, five draw controls and two ground balls.
Haley Hallenbeck, Butler, R-So., M
Hallenbeck was a driving force for Butler in their 16-13 win over Gardner-Webb on March 8. She scored five goals off six shots and filled up the box score with three ground balls, three draw controls and two caused turnovers. The victory was the first in Butler women’s lacrosse history.
Julianna Shearer, Marquette, Sr., A
Shearer set the Marquette single-game record with six goals and captured another single-game record with 11 shots against No. 14/17 Northwestern on the road on Saturday. The six-goal performance vaulted her to 20 goals on the season, marking the second straight year she has reached that number.
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