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Furman’s Lingo, Friel Sweep @ASunWLax Weekly Awards

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MACON, Ga. – Coming off two victories last week, Furman swept this week’s Atlantic Sun Women’s Lacrosse weekly awards with Meg Lingo and Maggie Friel taking home the honors, the league office announced on Tuesday.

Lingo earned her first career Atlantic Sun Player of the Week award after leading the Paladins offensively with seven goals combined. Five of her seven goals came against Fresno State, including three in a second half outburst that produced 12 total goals for the team. In both games combined, Lingo shot 87.5 percent and scored seven goals on just eight shots taken. Against Fresno State, Lingo also made the opposition pay on free-position opportunities as she converted 3-3 in those situations. She also added two ground balls and a draw control in the victories.

Friel provided stellar defense for the Paladins, earning her first Defensive Player of the Week honor. In the first game, Friel made seven saves against Campbell as the Paladins won 11-10 in overtime. Her save percentage was 41.2 for the game. She followed that up with five saves in the win over Fresno State. Her save percentage rose to 55.6 percent as Frield allowed only four goals in the contest. She lowered her season goals against average to 5.37, best among goalies who have played 100 minutes or more in the A-Sun. In its inaugural season, Furman is off to a 4-0 start and leads the A-Sun standings.

Atlantic Sun Women’s Lacrosse Player of the Week – Mar. 3rd
Meg Lingo, Furman
Freshman | Attack
Rehoboth Beach, Del.
– First Career Atlantic Sun Player of the Week honor
– Combined for seven goals in victories over Campbell and Fresno State
– Three of her five goals against Fresno State came in second half that propelled Paladins to 12-goal output
– Combined to shoot 87.5 percent for the week, only needed eight total shots to score seven goals
– Went 3-3 on free position opportunities in the win over Fresno State
– Contributed two ground balls and a draw control in both wins for Furman

Other Nominees: Tessa Keuler, Detroit; Danielle Della Rocca, Jacksonville; Ashmore Standing, Old Dominion

Atlantic Sun Women’s Lacrosse Defensive Player of the Week – Mar. 3rd
Maggie Friel, Furman
Freshman | Goalie
Huntington, N.Y.
– First Career Atlantic Sun Defensive Player of the Week
– Made seven saves in a 11-10 overtime victory over Campbell to start the week
– Followed that up by allowing only four goals in 60 minutes of action against Fresno State
– Combined for 12 saves and a 46.2 save percentage in two wins for the Paladins last week
– Posted a 6.67 goals against average last week; lowered her season average to 5.37
– Led Furman to 4-0 start in inaugural season of lacrosse

Other Nominees: Lexie McCormick, Detroit; Brittney Orashen, Jacksonville; Allison Senft, Kennesaw State; Morgan Gallagher, Old Dominion

Date

Player of the Week

Defensive Player of the Week

Feb. 3

Sydney Farwick, Kennesaw State

Amanda Guthrie, Detroit

Feb. 17

Danielle Della Rocca, Jacksonville

Karen Hayde, Old Dominion

Feb. 24

Jessica Liberty, Old Dominion

Brittney Orashen, Jacksonville

Mar. 3

Meg Lingo, Furman

Maggie Friel, Furman

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