Women's Lacrosse Sweeps Patriot League Weekly Awards
After upsetting No. 13 Penn State on Saturday, the Loyola University Maryland women's lacrosse team swept the Patriot League weekly awards, with freshman Livy Rosenzweig being named both the Offensive Player and Rookie of the Week, junior Taylor VanThof being tabbed the Midfield Player of the Week and junior Kristen Yanchoris picking up Defensive Player of the Week accolades.
An attacker from Katonah, New York, Rosenzweig picks up her first offensive player of the week award and her second-straight rookie of the week accolade after posting her first collegiate hat trick against the Nittany Lions. Rosenzweig also dished out two assists to tie her for game-high honors in points, with five, while her second assist was on Frankie Kamely's game-tying goal with 28 seconds in regulation to send the game to overtime. Rosenzweig then won the draw control of the extra period to give Loyola possession and set up the game-winning goal.
VanThof earns her third career midfielder of the week accolade, and first of the season, after scoring a career-high four goals in the win at Penn State. The junior midfielder scored three of her four goals during a 6-0 Greyhounds run midway through the second half that sparked their comeback. She also won four of her seven draw controls in the second half, helping Loyola out-draw Penn State, 9-7, through the period.
Yanchoris, the Preseason Patriot League Defensive Player of the Year, is garnering her first career defensive player of the week honor after winning two ground balls and causing a game-high three turnovers in Loyola's win in State College, Pennsylvania. With 46 seconds remaining in regulation, the Sykesville, Maryland, native caused a turnover while the Greyhounds were playing a man down and Madison Fahey secured the loose ball to allow Loyola to tie the game and send it to overtime.
For the season, Rosenzweig leads the Greyhounds 12 points on six goals and six assists, while she also has a team-best 18 draw controls. VanThof is second on the team with seven goals and 15 draw controls, and Yanchoris leads the field players with six ground balls and four caused turnovers.
Loyola will return to the field on Wednesday when it hosts No. 10 Towson in its home opener at 7 p.m.