Patriots Sweep CAA Weekly Awards in Women’s Lacrosse

Posted: March 21, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Mason women’s lacrosse team scored a total of 31 goals in its two wins last week against St. Bonaventure and Boston University. Junior attacker Laura King and freshman midfielder Kelly Davis combined for 16 of those goals to lead the Patriots’ offense.

Those two players earned the Colonial Athletic Association’s (CAA) weekly awards for women’s lacrosse: King was named the conference’s Player of the Week and Davis earned Rookie of the Week honors for the second time this season.

King had nine goals last week to pace the Patriots. In Mason’s 18-10 rout of St. Bonaventure at George Mason Stadium on March 13, she matched career highs with six goals, two assists, eight points and four ground balls. She also was a force on the defensive end of the field, causing two turnovers. She followed up that performance by closing out the week with three goals on five shots, along with two ground balls, in the Patriots’ 13-8 win against Boston University on March 17.

Davis, who also earned CAA Rookie of the Week honors on March 6, scored seven goals in Mason’s two games last week. Against Boston University, she set a new career high in points with six, matched her career high with five goals, registered an assist and caused two turnovers. Earlier in the week, Davis tallied two goals and an assist in Mason’s victory against St. Bonaventure.

Both King and Davis have performed at a high level all season long for the Patriots, ranking 1-2 on the team in several statistical categories. They are tied for the team lead in points (18), King leads the team in goals (16) with Davis a close second (15), and Davis leads the team in shooting percentage (.577) with King right behind in second (.571). In addition, Davis leads the team in game-winning goals (2) and is second on the team in free-position goals (3), while King is second on the team in caused turnovers (8).

After winning both of its games last week, the Patriots enter this week’s action with a 3-2 overall record. Mason will attempt to extend its winning streak to three when it plays the 10th-ranked team in the nation according to the latest IWLCA poll, the Georgetown Hoyas, tonight at 7 p.m. at George Mason Stadium. The game was rescheduled from March 7 due to inclement weather.

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