Mason’s Toomey, Dentler Receive Weekly Lacrosse Accolades

Posted: April 25, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Senior All-American attacker Jill Toomey and sophomore goalkeeper Meg Dentler have been honored for their recent performances in games during the week ending April 20. Toomey was named the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Player of the Week and Dentler was selected the Goalkeeper of the Week. These are the first such honors for both individuals this season.

Toomey led the Patriots to a 2-1 week, scoring 16 goals and 2 assists for 18 points, while shooting 51.6 percent. She also possessed 14 ground balls, 4 caused turnovers, and 9 draw controls. Toomey leads the Patriots this season in goals scored (45), points (56), and draw controls (30). She ranks fourth in the CAA in scoring at 4.00 points per game and is third in goals per game with 3.21. She is a two-time first-team All-CAA selection and holds several Patriot records.

Dentler recorded a season-high 17 saves in the contest versus the Cavaliers. She concluded the week with 10 saves against Drexel and 14 saves versus Delaware. Dentler, the 2002 CAA Rookie of the Year, boasts a 9.44 GAA and leads the CAA in save percentage at 56.6. She has the best save percentage and GAA among CAA goalkeepers who have played more than 500 minutes this season. As of games played through April 13, Dentler ranked 14th in the nation in save percentage.

George Mason is 7-7 overall and concluded the regular season with a 4-3 conference mark, falling into a three-way tie for third place in the standings. The Patriots make their 10th straight appearance in the CAA women’s lacrosse tournament as the No. 3 seed this Saturday in Norfolk, Va., when Mason takes on eighth-ranked and No. 2 seed James Madison at 2:30 p.m. in the conference’s second semifinal game.

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