BALTIMORE - A pair of Loyola University Maryland women's lacrosse seniors picked up weekly awards for their play in a 2-0 week for the Greyhounds last week. Senior Kara Burke was tabbed the Corvias Patriot League Offensive Player of the Weekand the ECAC Division I South Player of the Week, while classmate Hannah Schmitt was named this week's Peak Performer by WomensLax.com.
Schmitt and junior goalkeeper Molly Wolf were also included on the Patriot League's Honorable Mention list.
Burke led the Greyhounds with 10 points this week on six goals and four assists. The Timonium, Maryland native recorded a career-high six points in a 13-12 upset win in overtime at No. 8 Virginia on Wednesday, scoring three times and adding a personal-best three assists. After having a hand in six of Loyola's first nine goals, she won the draw control with 56 seconds remaining in regulation that gave the Greyhounds the opportunity to tie it and go to overtime.
Following three goals from Schmitt in overtime, the Cavaliers rallied for two goals within 12 seconds, but Burke won the next draw to seal the upset win for Loyola.
Against Lafayette, Burke netted a second-straight hat trick and the 13th of her career to help Loyola extend its conference win streak to 10-straight games.
Schmitt finished the week with six goals, including the three in overtime, and one assist for seven points.
In goal, Wolf stopped seven shots to pick up her first top-10 win since a 16-12 upset win at No. 6 Virginia last year. She also added seven saves in a 16-6 win over Lafayette to get the Greyhounds a win in their Patriot League opener for a second-straight year.
This marks the first career weekly award for Burke, while Schmitt has previously been honored by WomensLax.com, picking up national rookie of the week honors in 2012.
Loyola will return to action on Wednesday when it hosts Bucknell in the first game of a lacrosse doubleleadher at Ridley Athletic Complex. The women will face the Bison at 5 p.m., followed by a men's game vs. Georgetown at 7:15 p.m.