SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Furman’s Grace Pollak and Detroit Mercy’s Meredith Moore have been named the Southern Conference women’s lacrosse offensive and defensive players of the week, respectively, for all competition April 3-9.
Pollak was a key figure in Furman’s back-to-back overtime wins on Friday and Sunday, totaling seven goals, two assists and four ground balls. In the first-ever SoCon game for the Paladins on Friday, the Ellicott City, Maryland, native led Furman to a 15-14 win over Mercer with five goals on just six shots. The sophomore attacker scored a pair of first-half goals against Kennesaw State on Sunday before assisting on the game-winning goal as the Paladins edged the Owls 10-9. Pollak ranks fourth on the team in points (14), scoring eight goals and dishing out six assists so far this season.
Helping lift the Titans to two victories last week, Moore totaled nine ground balls, won six draw controls and forced six turnovers. Against Delaware State on Friday, the freshman midfielder led the Titans with five ground balls while causing four turnovers. The Vero Beach, Florida, native added three goals, going a perfect 3-for-3 from the field as Detroit Mercy defeated Delaware State 21-5. Against Howard on Sunday, Moore picked up four ground balls while causing two turnovers as the Titans were victorious 23-10. In the win, Moore registered two goals and had a team-high seven assists, helping lead the Titans to their sixth win of the season.
Furman will host a pair of SoCon opponents this weekend, welcoming Central Michigan to town on Friday at 6 p.m. before facing Detroit Mercy on Sunday at noon. Before facing Furman on Sunday, Detroit Mercy will travel to Wofford for a Friday showdown beginning at 5 p.m.
Also nominated for Offensive Player of the Week: Jessica Schuchardt (Central Michigan), Kaitlyn Wandelt (Detroit Mercy), Meghan Segreti (Mercer) and Delaney Irwin (Wofford).
Also nominated for Defensive Player of the Week: Anna Schoonover (Central Michigan), Courtney Baker (Furman), Katie Martin (Mercer) and JoJo Franklin (Wofford).
2018 Offensive Players of the Week
Feb. 13: Hannah Mutch, Wofford
Feb. 20: Abby Shields, Furman
Feb. 27: Shannon Doyle, Central Michigan
March 6: Kate Leone, Mercer
March 13: Caitlin Smith, Mercer
March 20: Kaitlyn Wandelt, Detroit Mercy
March 27: Abby Shields, Furman
April 3: Anna Schoonover, Central Michigan
April 10: Grace Pollak, Furman
2018 Defensive Players of the Week
Feb. 13: Lauren Webley, Detroit Mercy
Feb. 20: Audrey Robertson, Mercer
Feb. 27: Taylor Spray, Detroit Mercy
March 6: Jocelyne Lemay, Central Michigan
March 13: Lily Morin, Mercer
March 20: Logan Halvorson, Central Michigan
March 27: Audrey Robertson, Mercer
April 3: Courtney Baker, Furman
April 10: Meredith Moore, Detroit Mercy