2021 Women's Lacrosse Players of the Week

2021 Women's Lacrosse Players of the Week

Players of the week are evaluated on their performance during the week prior to the announcement. Each player is selected out of a pool of conference and Association of Independent Institution's award winners.

 


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Week 9 (April 20, 2021)

Offensive Player of the Week: Ashley Sherry, Lawrence Tech (Mich.)

Sherry recorded 18 goals on 31 shots on the week. She tallied eight assists and totaled 10 ground balls.

Nominees: Bella Ricchiazzi, Cumberlands (Ky.) ; Aidan McEnerney, Benedictine (Kan.) 

 

Defensive Player of the Week: Abby Barnewold, Lawrence Tech (Mich.)

Barnewold recorded two goals on the week. She also totaled 12 ground balls, averaging three per game on the week.

Nominees: Maria Arvizu, Life (Ga.) ; Jordan Haeusser, Missouri Baptist

 


Week 8 (April 13, 2021)

Offensive Player of the Week: Clarke Haas, SCAD Savannah (Ga.)

The freshman continues to have a phenomenal season as she scored 16 goals as the Bees went 3-0 on the week. Against Asbury, Haas set a program record of goals in a game with 10.

Nominees: Emily Heim, Cumberlands (Ky.); Alyssa Lundy, Concordia (Mich.); Natalie Wechter, Benedictine (Kan.)

 

Defensive Player of the Week: Olivia Mccarrell, Cumberlands (Ky.)

Olivia had a career- week recording consecutive 15 save performances. She opened the week making a career-high 15 stops as the Patriots defeated 10th-ranked Georgetown. Olivia made 10 of those 15 saves in the second half to fend off a Tigers rally. McCarrell followed that up with another 15 save performance against Life. She also scooped nine ground balls on the week.

Nominees: Jennifer Miller, Concordia (Mich.); Brook Villhauer, Reinhardt (Ga.); Kaitlin Mills, Missouri Baptist


Week 7 (April 6, 2021)

Offensive Player of the Week: Marissa Cirino, Siena Heights (Mich.)

Marissa Cirino Ranks Number 2 in Division I in Goals/Game (5.430) °Marissa Cirino Ranks Number 2 in Division I in Pts/Game (7.290) °Marissa Cirino Ranks Number 4 in Division I in Total Goals (38) °Marissa Cirino Ranks Number 4 in Division I in SOG/Game (7.000) °Marissa Cirino Ranks Number 9 in Division I in Shots/Game (8.000) °Marissa Cirino Ranks Number 13 in Division I in Total Shots on Goal (49) °Marissa Cirino Ranks Number 20 in Division I in Total Shots (56) °Marissa Cirino Ranks Number 20 in Division I in Assists/Game (1.860) °Marissa Cirino Ranks Number 21 in Division I in Total Assists (13)

Nominees: Florence Andrieu, Cumberlands (Ky.); Clarke Haas, SCAD Savannah (Ga.); Natalie Wechter, Benedictine (Kan.)

 

Defensive Player of the Week: Jessica Covell, Keiser (Fla.)

Covell stopped a game-best 14 shots in Keiser's win over No. 7 Life.

Nominees: Morgan McGhee, Reinhardt (Ga.); Abbey Wilson, Indiana Tech; Erica Odell, Benedictine (Kan.)


Week 6 (March 30, 2021)

Offensive Player of the Week: Kylee Hodgson, Missouri Valley

Totaled 16 goals on the week and included six assists. The sophomore also posted 32 shots in three matches with 27 of them on goal.

Nominees: Florence Andrieu, Cumberlands (Ky.); Marissa Cirino, Siena Heights (Mich.); Morgan McGhee, Reinhardt (Ga.)

 

Defensvie Player of the Week: Jessica Landers, Reinhardt (Ga.)

Landers was dominant in protecting the net for Reinhardt last week, as she made 11 stops and allowed only four goals to No. 1 SCAD-Savannah in a 19-4 win on the road. The sophomore goalie played a big role in forcing the Bees into an NAIA defeat for the first time since the NAIA Invitational back on May 6, 2016.

Nominees: Trinity Brown, Cumberlands (Ky.); Jennifer Miller, Concordia (Mich.); Natalie Wechter, Benedictine (Kan.)


Week 5 (March 23, 2021)

Offensive Player of the Week: Marissa Cirino, Siena Heights (Mich.)

Cirino tied the program record of most goals in a single game with 10. Marissa Cirino Ranks Number 3 in Division I in Goals/Game (5.000) Marissa Cirino Ranks Number 13 in Division I in Pts/Game (5.670) Marissa Cirino Ranks Number 17 in Division I in Shots/Game (7.670) Marissa Cirino Ranks Number 17 in Division I in SOG/Game (6.000) Marissa Cirino Ranks Number 28 in Division I in Total Goals (15)

Nominees: Hope Foster, Truett McConnell (Ga.); Kyrstin August, Marian (Ind.); Natalie Wechter, Benedictine (Kan.)

Defensive Player of the Week: Morgan McGhee, Reinhardt (Ga.)

McGhee continues to do it all for No. 6 Reinhardt, as she helped the Eagles to a 2-0 stretch last week thanks to 16 ground balls, 12 draw controls and 6 caused turnovers. The junior also chipped in offensively with 7 goals and 4 assists in victories over No. 7 Life (Ga.) and St. Andrews.

Nominees: Olivia Yakel, Georgetown (Ky.); Carli Taylor, Aquinas (Mich.); Erica Odell, Benedictine (Kan.)


Week 4 (March 16, 2021) 

Offensive Player of the Week: Bella Ricchiazze, Cumberlands (Ky.)

 Against Brenau (Ga.) Ricchiazzi netted her 100th career goal, becoming just the fifth Patriot to reach that milestone. The sophomore followed that up by tying her career-high with seven goals and two assists in the win over (RV) Siena Heights (Mich.).  Her 5 ground balls also tied a career-high.

Nominees: Cierra Davis, Aquinas (Mich.); Anna-Marie Gazzo, Reinhardt (Ga.); Clare Ryan, Benedictine (Kan.)

 

Defensive Player of the Week: Azariah Wells, Aquinas (Mich.)

Wells recorded 17 saves and a 58.6 save percentage in AQ's 16-12 victory over Madonna (Mich.). It was just the second game of her collegiate career. Added 5 ground balls and a caused turnover in the victory.

Nominees: Olivia Mccarrell, Cumberlands (Ky.); Jordan Haeusser, Missouri Baptist; Morgan McGhee, Reinhardt (Ga.)


Week 3 (March 9, 2021)

Offensive Player of the Week: Krystin August, Keiser (Fla.)

August led Marian in goals on the week with 12, averaging six per game to go with an average of three assists per match. Against Bethel the senior scored a season-high seven goals, closing the week with a five-goal, five-assist performance against William Penn on Sunday.

Nominees: Cecily Anderson, Ottawa (Kan.); Cierra Davis, Aquinas (Mich.); Hope Foster, Truett McConnell (Ga.)

 

Women's Lacrosse Defensive Player of the Week: Madalyn Huber, Keiser (Fla.)

Huber set a new school record for caused turnovers in a game with seven in Keiser's win over no. 9 Life (Ga.). On the week, the junior became the program's all-time leader for ground balls (127) after totaling 13. Huber also caused 11 turnovers on the week en route to helping guide the Seahawks to a perfect 3-0 record.

Nominees: Felicia Dixon, Ottawa (Kan.); Skylar Sewell, Truett McConnell (Ga.); Carli Taylor, Aquinas (Mich.)

 

Week 2 (March 2, 2021)

Women's Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week: Tina Ricci, Life (Ga.)

Ricci's explosive start to the season continued in the team's three matches this week, collecting 20 total points on 10 goals and assists. The senior also compiled 10 ground balls, six caused turnovers, and four draw controls, while going 3-for-3 on free positions.

Nominees: Greyson Papp, Concordia (Mich.); Riley Yanek, Midland (Neb.); Kennedy Martin, St. Andrews (N.C.)

 

Women's Lacrosse Defensive Player of the Week: Jessica Covell, Keiser (Fla.)

Covell registered 15 saves en route to helping lead No. 3 Keiser to a road win over No. 5 Reinhardt.

Nominees: Jennifer Miller, Concordia (Mich.); Maggie Samson, St. Ambrose (Iowa)


Week 1 (February 23, 2021)

Women's Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week: Tina Ricci, Life (Ga.)

Ricci recorded a staggering 17 total points (eight goals and nine assists) over the course of the two games. Besides her offensive statistics, Ricci further stuffed the stat sheet with six ground balls, 17 draw controls, and nine caused turnovers.

Nominees: Skii Bollinger, St. Andrews (N.C.)

 

Women's Lacrosse Defensive Player of the Week: Leanne Windon, Life (Ga.)

 Windon came up big on the defensive side for Life (Ga.) in a pair of dominant victories, finishing the week with seven ground balls, 10 caused turnovers, a goal, and a draw control.

 

Championship Information

women's lacrosse

NAIA WOMEN'S 
LACROSSE CHAMPIONSHIP
 May 4-7 2022
Southfield, Michigan