2022 NAIA Women's Lacrosse Players of the Week

Women's Lacrosse - Bethel University - Indiana
Jenna Crockett of Bethel (Ind.)

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 Continental Athletic Conference (Independents) award winners.


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Week 9 (April 19, 2022)

Offensive Player of the Week: Jenna Crockett, Bethel (Ind.)

   Jenna Crockett broke the Bethel (Ind.) single-game scoring record with eight tallies early in the week on her way to a 12 goal, 12 assist week. The sophomore also assisted on the game winner against Concordia (Mich.) as she led the Pilot's offense in three wins this week.


Defensive Player of the Week: Samantha Swope, Bethel (Ind.)


Samantha Swope recorded the third shutout in team history last week as the sophomore made 23 saves on the week in three wins. Swope played all 180 minutes during the week



Week 8 (April 12, 2022)

Offensive Player of the Week: Quinn Crandall, Ottawa (Kan.)

  Crandall had a big week for the Braves and helped secure two wins for Ottawa. She had eight goals on the week, three against Culver-Stockton and five against Saint Mary. Also, Crandall had 12 combined assists in the two games. She had four ground balls in the two games and a 83% shots on goal percentage. Crandall was a big reason for Ottawa getting two wins on the week.


Defensive Player of the Week: Jennifer Miller, Concordia (Mich.)

  Miller was key to the Cardinals gaining possession with 13 draw controls, 11 ground balls, and 5 caused turnovers. She added on 5 goals through the week as well.


Week 7 (April 5, 2022)

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

Bella tallied 23 points on the week, including a career-high 14 points in the win over #10 Georgetown. She opened the week with seven goals, seven assists and a season-high 8 draw controls against the Tigers. Bella followed it up with a team-high nine points (4 goals, 5 assists) in the win over Tennessee Wesleyan. She also added four ground balls and a pair of caused turnovers on the week. Bella helped UC set program records of 21 assists and 47 points against the Bulldogs.


Defensive Player of the Week: Trinity Brown, Cumberlands (Ky.)

Brown continues to be dominant for the Patriots with 21 draw controls, seven caused turnovers and seven ground balls. Trinity was all over the field against the #10 Tigers with 9 draw controls, five caused turnovers and six ground balls. She added 12 draw controls against Tennessee Wesleyan while adding a goal 10 seconds into the game. With her five caused turnovers against Georgetown, she became UC's single-season leader in caused turnovers.


Week 6 (March 29, 2022)

Offensive Player of the Week:  Aiden McEnerney, Benedictine (Kan.)

Recorded a total of 11 goals and 11 assists on the week as she helped her team to an undefeated week over St. Ambrose (Iowa) and Clarke (Iowa).



Defensive Player of the Week: Natalie Wechter, Benedictine (Kan.)

Help control possession in both games with her draw control wins or deflecting the ball off the draw to a teammate. Also finished the week with 5 caused turnovers from her midfield position.


Week 5 (March 22, 2022)

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

  Bella was unstoppable on the week with 14 goals, 8 assists, and 22 pts. She led UC to a win over #1 Keiser with 10 points, including the game-winning goal in the closing minutes as the Patriots won 13-12. Bella opened the week with six points against Ave Maria and notched five goals and an assists against (RV) Webber as UC went 3-0 on the week. She also had seven caused turnovers and six ground balls on the week.

Nominees: Erica Odell, Benedictine (Kan.); Kennadie Minerich, Aquinas (Mich.); Julia Luff, SCAD Savannah (Ga.)


Defensive Player of the Week: Trinity Brown, Cumberlands (Ky.)

Trinity was nearly unstoppable helping the Patriots to a 3-0 week with wins over #1 Keiser and (RV) Webber. She recorded 32 draw controls, including the draw control that directly led to the game-winning goal over the Seahawks. Her 14 draw controls against Ave Maria was a career-high as she added 13 draw controls against Webber. Brown tallied caused turnovers and a ground ball on the week.

Nominees: Mia Griswold, Reinhardt (Ga.); Jordin Rawski, Lourdes (Ohio); Gianna Stalletti, Benedictine (Kan.)

Week 4 (March 15, 2022)

Offensive Player of the Week: Natalie Wechter, Benedictine (Kan.)

  Scored 20 goals on the week as the Ravens went 2-1 on the road, splitting their two outings against NAIA-ranked opponents. She also added seven assists for a total of 27 points on the week. In all, she took 29 shots with 23 of them being on goal. 

Nominees: Maria Arvizu, Life (Ga.); Kate Gauntlett, Montreat (N.C.); Cierra Davis, Aquinas (Mich.)


Defensive Player of the Week: Anabelle Acluche, Lawrence Tech

Acluche was a huge part of the Blue Devils' upset against #1 Keiser. Acluche saved 10 shots and came up huge down the stretch when the team needed her most. Against Ave Maria she racked up eight saves for a save percentage of .571.

Nominees: Aidan McEnerney, Benedictine (Kan.); Jessie Landers, Reinhardt (Ga.); Leanne Windon, Life (Ga.)

Week 3 (March 8, 2022)

Offensive Player of the Week: Samantha Esher, Webber International (Fla.)

  Esher was on fire offensively for the Warriors last week, scoring a total of 13 goals and assisting four including a 10-goal performance in a big win over Marian University. She also scored a hat-trick and was involved in four of Webber's five goals against Division-III Cabrini University.

Nominees: Skii Bollinger, St. Andrews (N.C.); Cierra Davis, Aquinas (Mich.); Audrey Warner, St. Ambrose (Iowa)


Defensive Player of the Week: Trinity Brown, Cumberlands (Ky.)

Trinity was instrumental in the Patriots 13-2 win over #10 Missouri Baptist. She was a key part of the Patriots backline that held the Spartans scoreless for the first 55 minutes of the game. In addition, she recorded 5 caused turnovers, scooped five ground ball, and won 5 draw controls.

Nominees: Sydney Bowers, SCAD Savannah (Ga.); Maggie Samson, St. Ambrose (Iowa); Alexis Villarini, Aquinas (Mich.) 

Week 2 (March 1, 2022)

Offensive Player of the Week: Madison Andrews, Keiser (Fla.)

  Andrews continues to light up the scoreboard with 10 goals in three games. She currently sits tied for fourth in goals scored in the NAIA with at least one less game than the girls in front of her. Her team-high 11 draw controls start the attacks for the Seahawks while her 12 points usually help in finishing them.

Nominees: Kennadie Minerich, Aquinas (Mich.); Natalie Wechter, Benedictine (Kan.)


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

  McCarrell had a fantastic week between the pipes for UC going 2-0 with 15 saves and 14 ground balls. Against #7 Siena Heights, Olivia made seven saves and scooped a career-high seven ground balls in the win over the Saints. She made six saves in the first half as UC jumped out to a 6-1 advantage. McCarrell followed that up with eight saves, seven ground balls, and a pair of caused turnovers in the win over St. Andrews. The sophomore was lights out limiting the Knights throughout the game. The back-to-back seven ground ball performances are impressive and ranks her tied for fourth in program history for ground balls in a game

Nominees: Mia Griswold, Reinhardt (Ga.); Gianna Stalletti, Benedictine (Kan.)

Week 1 (February 22. 2022)

Offensive Player of the Week: Hope VanProyen, Bethel (Ind.)

Nine goals on nine shot attempts in a season-opening win. Tied for 5th in program history in goals in a single game.

 Nominees: Natalie Wechter, Benedictine (Kan.); Grace Martin, Marian (Ind.); Shelby O'Neil, Reinhardt (Ga.)


Defensive Player of the Week: Bella Burke, Lawrence Tech (Mich.)

Bella led the team in caused turnovers as well as scored the tying goal in the final minutes to set up an overtime victory against No. 2 Cumberlands.

Nominees: Tatum Crouch, SCAD Savannah (Ga.); Leanne Windon, Life (Ga.)


2021 NAIA Women's Lacrosse Players of the Week

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 May 1-4, 2024
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