Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Women's Lacrosse Freshmen Earn TCCC Honors

Gordon College freshmen Danielle Maguire (Braintree, Massachusetts) and Stephanie Fitzgerald (Groveland, Massachusetts) have been named The Commonwealth Coast Conference (TCCC) Women's Lacrosse Defensive Player of the Week and Rookie of the Week, respectively, for their efforts in guiding the Fighting Scots to a pair of conference wins last week.

Maguire had a standout performance between the pipes for Gordon, posting a 9.67 goals-against-average in 180 minutes of play after making 36 saves and allowing 29 goals from her opponents. In a TCCC matchup with Regis, she limited the Pride to just three goals and closed out the week helping the Scots hand Western New England College its first TCCC loss of the season, turning away 16 shots in an 11-9 victory.

Fitzgerald also posted a banner week for the Scots, tallying three goals (one of which was the game winner), one assist, and grabbing five draw controls in Gordon’s pivotal win over Western New England. In total she recorded six goals, one assist, three ground balls, one caused turnover, and an impressive 14 draw controls on the week.

Said Head Coach Cory Ward of the honors, “Danielle and Steph have worked hard to elevate their play since the season’s start and are very deserving of these accolades. Each has come through for us in critical situations, and we’ll rely on them to do more of the same as we head down the stretch of our season.”

The Fighting Scots currently stand at 8-5 overall, 6-2 in the TCCC and return to action on Tuesday, April 12, as they travel to face TCCC opponent Colby-Sawyer College.

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