2017 NESCAC Women's Lacrosse Players of the Week

March 6, 2017
Abigail Horst
Abigail Horst
Wesleyan University
Sophomore • Midfield • Pomfret, Conn.

Horst was terrific in Wesleyan’s season-opener against Bates as she scored two goals, including the game-winner with 1:00 remaining in overtime, and dished out one assist for three points. She added two draw controls and one caused turnover.

Weekly Release #1
March 13, 2017
Claire Cagnassola

Claire Cagnassola
Amherst College
Senior • Midfield • Summit, N.J.

In Amherst’s 2-0 week, Cagnassola registered 10 points on six goals and four assists. She scored three goals and added an assist in a win over Bates. She also recorded three goals and three assists in a victory over Keene State. She also collected two ground balls, three draw controls and a caused turnover on the week.

Weekly Release #2

March 20, 2017
Emma Tenbarge
Emma Tenbarge
Williams College
Sophomore • Attack • Peapack, N.J.

Tenbarge scored five goals, including three in the second half, to help the Ephs pull away in a 14-8 win over Connecticut College. She also had eight of the Ephs’ 15 draw controls and added two caused turnovers and one ground ball.


Weekly Release #3
March 27, 2017
Annie Glenn

Annie Glenn
Bowdoin College
Senior • Midfield • Salt Lake City, Utah

Glenn played a big role in a pair of league wins for the Polar Bears last weekend, including handing Middlebury its first loss of the 2017 campaign. Glenn scored three goals against the Panthers, including the go-ahead goal late in the second half and the overtime game-winner. She also added a goal and an assist in a 14-5 win over Williams on Thursday. 

Weekly Release #4

April 3, 2017
Kate Furber Kate Furber
Middlebury College
Sophomore • Goalie • Manchester, Mass.

Furber was stellar last week. She boasted a 5.31 goals against average and a .628 save percentage, making 27 saves in a 2-1 week. She made a career-high 13 saves in a NESCAC win over Amherst on Saturday and was credited with 10 stops in a victory over TCNJ.


Weekly Release #5
April 10, 2017
Hannah Hirschfeld

Hannah Hirschfeld
Bowdoin College
Junior • Attack • Concord, N.H.

Hirschfeld was outstanding in a 3-0 week for the Polar Bears, including a pair of conference wins. She scored three goals, including two in the second half, of a 10-9 win at Bates. In a tie game at Connecticut College, she sparked Bowdoin’s game-winning five-goal, second-half run with three goals in a span of 5:05 to put Bowdoin ahead for good. She added a hat trick in a non-conference win at Wheaton.

Weekly Release #6

April 17, 2017
Sasha Fritts Sasha Fritts
Colby College
Junior • Attack • Darien, Conn.

Fritts scored 12 goals on 15 shots to lead Colby to a pair of conference road wins at Bowdoin and Williams. She tallied seven goals in the 15-12 win over Williams. She helped break an 11-11 tie with two of Colby’s four goals to close the game. Fritts added five goals including, three to open the second half as the Mules pulled away for an 18-9 win against Bowdoin.


Weekly Release #7
April 24, 2017
Emilie Klein  

Emilie Klein
Colby College
Senior • Midfield • North Andover, Mass.

Klein had nine caused turnovers, two goals, four assists, five ground balls, and four draw controls in a 2-0 week for the Mules. In a win over Middlebury, Klein had five caused turnovers, three draw controls, three ground balls, one goal, and two assists, which came on tying goals after the Mules had fallen behind 4-2 in the first half. Klein scored with 2:17 remaining for an insurance goal. Klein also had four caused turnovers, two ground balls, one draw control, one goal, and two assists in a win over Colorado College.

Weekly Release #8

May 1, 2017
Mary O'Connell

Mary O'Connell
Middlebury College
Senior • Attack • Norwell, Mass.

O’Connell scored six goals and added an assist in a pair of wins last week for the Panthers. After a four-goal, one-assist effort in a victory over Williams, she scored twice in the NESCAC Quarterfinal win over Amherst. She also won three draws, picked up four ground balls on the week and added a caused turnover.

Weekly Release #9
May 8, 2017
Kendall Smith

Kendall Smith
Colby College
Junior • Midfield • Bloomfield, N.J.

Smith had seven goals, including the game-winning score in the final, and one assist to help the Mules win the NESCAC Championship with wins over Trinity (13-9) and Middlebury (10-9). In the title game against Trinity, Smith scored with 13:15 left to give the Mules a 10-9 lead and scored 44 seconds later as part of a 6-0 Colby scoring run on the way to the win. She finished with three goals and one assist in the final.

Weekly Release #10

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