George Mason’s Dentler, Scott Given CAA Weekly Honors
Posted: May 9, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am
George Mason sophomore lacrosse goalkeeper Meg Dentler and freshman attacker Kate Scott swept Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) honors Monday as Dentler was named Player of the Week and Scott garnered Rookie of the Week accolades for their recent performances through games of May 4. It is the first CAA weekly award for either player this season.
Dentler was solid in goal for the Patriots with a .635 save percentage and a 9.50 goals allowed average in a 15-10 win over NCAA tournament-bound American University and a 10-9 upset of then No. 16 Johns Hopkins Blue Jays. Against the Blue Jays, she tied her career high and established a new CAA season high with 23 saves. Dentler allowed only nine goals in the game for a .719 save percentage. She also stopped several point-blank scoring opportunities for the Blue Jays, and rejected three of six free position shots. Her save with two seconds remaining preserved the victory.
Scott scored six goals in two games last week. She tallied a career-best five goals at American and added five ground balls. Her goal against Johns Hopkins was the first for the Patriots in the game, and helped Mason build a 4-1 lead 14 minutes into the contest. On the season, Scott started 16 games and finished fourth on the team in scoring with 22 points and ranked third in goals scored with 19.
George Mason concluded its season with a 9-8 overall record, marking the first time since 1998 that the Patriots have posted a winning record. The team’s 9 wins ties the school record set last year (9-9) for victories in a season. Mason also set a school single-season record with 84 assists.