Lacey Earns WomensLacrosse.com Rookie of the Week Honor
April 13, 2010
WASHINGTON - After earning a share of the Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week award Monday, George Washington freshman midfielder Nicole Lacey became the first Colonial chosen national Rookie of the Week by WomensLacrosse.com on Tuesday.
Lacey netted the game-winning goal in a victory at La Salle and led the team with 14 draws in two victories last week. She joins former GW women's lacrosse players Kristin Karcsh (5/2/07), Heidi Mayer (4/6/05) and Laura Hostetler (4/19/05) recognized on WomensLacrosse.com's weekly honor roll and is the program's first Rookie of the Week selection.
Each week during the season, the WomensLacrosse.com staff searches game stories to come up with a Rookie-of-the-Week, Offensive and Defensive Players-of-the-Week and members of the Honor Roll. To view this season's weekly award winners, visit http://www.womenslacrosse.com/weeklyhonors.shtml?p=Honors.
Lacey's second goal of the game with 1:49 left in triple overtime not only gave GW a 7-6 victory at La Salle Sunday, but also kept the Colonials in contention for an A-10 Championship berth. She also won eight draws against the Explorers, the second time in three games she's been a draw shy of the program's single-game record of nine.
Lacey added two goals and six draws in an 11-9 victory over Saint Joseph's in GW's home finale Friday. For the week, Lacey totaled four goals on eight attempts, 14 draws and two ground balls as the Colonials snapped a seven-game losing skid with back-to-back victories.
Lacey leads GW, ranks second in the A-10 and is 18th nationally with 40 draws and paces the team's rookie class with 10 goals and 12 points. Her 40 draws are second only to Katie Lilly's record of 50 set in 2009.
GW (4-10, 2-3 A-10) enters its final weekend of the regular season in a three-way tie for fifth place in the A-10 with its remaining two opponents - St. Bonaventure and Duquesne. The Colonials battle the Bonnies on the road Friday at 3:00 pm, then visit the Dukes Sunday at 1:00 pm.