GW Lacrosse's Bumgardner, Lawson Earn A-10 Weekly Awards
Junior-Sophomore Duo Named Conference's Player and Defensive Player of the Week
March 3, 2014
NEWPORTNEWS, Va. – George Washington junior attacker Jamie Bumgardner and sophomore defender Julia Lawson were named the Atlantic 10 Lacrosse Player and Defensive Player of the Week, respectively, the league announced on Monday afternoon.
The weekly awards mark the first for both Bumgardner and Lawson, who helped GW (3-1) to a 2-0 week with home wins over Liberty and Davidson to lift the Colonials to a 3-0 mark at the GW Lacrosse Field on the Mount Vernon Campus for the second time in program history.
Bumgardner recorded averages of 3.0 goals, 4.50 assists and 7.50 points in the Colonials’ consecutive victories as she set single-game program records and improved her standing in the GW record book. In the Buff and Blue’s 21-10 victory over Liberty on Wednesday, Bumgardner paced the squad with a program-record 12 points on six goals and a single-game mark of six assists. She then helped GW to an 8-7 win over future A-10 foe Davidson on Saturday when she dished out three assists, moving into third all-time with 56 career helpers. Bumgardner also picked up four ground balls and won three draw controls.
The Hatfield, Pa., product leads conference and the nation with 4.0 assists per game and ranks atop the A-10 and third in NCAA Division I with 16 total assists. Bumgardner is also tied for fifth in D-I in points per game (6.75), tied for ninth in the country in points (27), and she leads the league in both categories.
Lawson was a key part of a GW defense that held its opponents to a .415 shot percentage as it outscored its competition, 29-17, in the two victories. The sophomore picked up eight ground balls, including a game-high seven against the Lady Flames, won five draw controls and caused five turnovers in the two contests.
Lawson is tied with junior Rachel Mia for the team lead with nine ground balls and has registered a team-best seven caused turnovers, which ties for second in the A-10, and her average of 1.75 caused turnovers per game is tied for fifth.
Bumgardner, Lawson and GW return to action on Wednesday at No. 20/13 Navy. First draw in Annapolis, Md., is scheduled for 4:30 p.m.