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Powers Receives First Corvias Patriot League Rookie Of The Week Honor

March 7, 2016

CENTER VALLEY, Pa. - Loyola University Maryland women’s lacrosse freshman Hannah Powers has been named the Corvias Patriot League Rookie of the Week, as announced by the League office Monday.

Senior Maddy Lesher was also named to the Honorable Mention performances for this week.

Powers had a hand in five of the Greyhounds’ eight goals in a loss at No. 8 Penn State Saturday. Powers’ personal-best five points were the most for any Greyhound this season and helped keep Loyola within striking distance of the Nittany Lions.

The Skaneateles, New York, native scored Loyola’s first goal of the game and then assisted teammates Maddy Blakeman and Frankie Kamely to pull the Greyhounds even with Penn State, 3-3, at the 15:33 mark of the first half.

To start the second half, with Loyola down 6-4, Powers added a second goal and then capped off a three-goal Greyhound run by assisting Sabrina Tabasso that gave Loyola a 7-6 advantage. A 5-1 run by the Nittany Lions secured the 11-8 win for Penn State, though.

For the season, Powers is second on the team with nine points, while she leads the Greyhounds with five assists. Lesher

This marks the first weekly award for Powers, while it’s the second-straight week a Greyhound had been honored, as senior Molly Wolf was named the Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week on February 29. This is also Loyola’s first rookie of the week honor since junior Bailey Mathis earned the honor on February 18, 2014.

Loyola will return to action on Wednesday when it hosts No. 8 Virginia at 7 p.m.