Powers, VanThof, Rosenzweig Earn Patriot League Honors
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. -
After a comeback win in triple overtime against No. 10 Towson and another upset against No. 14 Princeton, the Loyola University Maryland women's lacrosse team was awarded with three Patriot League weekly awards, as announced by the League office Monday.
Junior Hannah Powers was named the Patriot League Attacker of the Week for the first time in her career, while classmate Taylor VanThof was tabbed the Midfield Player of the Week for the second-straight week and freshman Livy Rosenzweig picked up her third-straight Rookie of the Week accolade.
Powers had two goals and two assists in each of the Greyhounds' victories over nationally ranked teams last week. On Wednesday, Powers netted a goal with 58 seconds remaining to tie the game at 13 and force overtime with No. 10 Towson. She then assisted VanThof's game winner in the third overtime to put an end to Loyola's longest game in program history. Against No. 14 Princeton, Powers scored a pair of goals in a 4-0 Greyhound run that turned a 3-1 deficit into a 5-3 advantage, a lead the Greyhounds wouldn't relinquish in a 13-7 win.
VanThof earns her fourth career midfielder of the week award after contributing seven goals and 17 draw controls in the two games. Wednesday night, VanThof sparked a five-goal comeback against No. 10 Towson, winning four draw controls and scoring two goals in a 5-0 run that tied the game at 13 and forced overtime. She then netted the game winner in the third overtime period to finish the contest with four goals and 10 draw controls. On Saturday, VanThof added a second-straight hat trick against No. 14 Princeton, while helping the defense hold the Tigers to single-digit goals for the first time in their last 18 contests. She also won seven draw controls in the game, helping Loyola hold a 15-6 advantage in the category.
Rosenzweig scored five goals and won 11 draw controls last week. In a triple overtime win over 10th-ranked Towson, Rosenzweig shared game-high honors of four goals, while she also added six draw controls, including winning two in the overtime periods. Against No. 14 Princeton, Rosenzweig scored the game-tying goal, at 3-3, and assisted Frankie Kamely's goal with 10 minutes to play, which allowed the Greyhounds to double up on the Tigers, 12-6.
For the season, Powers leads the Greyhounds with 19 points on eight goals and a team-best 11 assists, while Rosenzweig is second on the team with 18 points (11 goals, 7 assists). VanThof shares the team lead in goals with Kamely, as both have scored 14 this year. VanThof also tops the team with 32 draw controls, while Rosenzweig is second with 29.
Loyola will host No. 8 Virginia on Wednesday when the Cavaliers come to Ridley Athletic Complex. Game time is set for 6 p.m.