UAlbany Earns Two Weekly AE Awards; Bowles Named Top Rookie for Third Time
Photo: Rachel Bowles (above) has been named America East Rooke of the Week for the third time this season.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The University at Albany women’s lacrosse team took home two of three weekly America East Conference awards on Monday, March 18. UAlbany redshirt freshman, Rachel Bowles, was named the conference’s Rookie of the Week for the third time in five weeks. Junior Kathleen Lennon took home Defensive Player of the Week honors.
Bowles (Cicero, N.Y.) led the Great Danes with 12 goals in a 2-1 week for UAlbany. She has scored in all seven games this season, scoring three goals against Manhattan, a career-best five against George Mason and four in a loss at Cornell. Six of her first seven games have been multi-goal performances. She leads the Great Danes with 21 goals and had a .571 shooting percentage on the week.
Lennon (Sea Cliff, N.Y.) earned the Defensive Player of the Week honor after recording 23 draw controls over three games for UAlbany. Lennon tied a career-high with 12 draw controls against George Mason. Against Mahattan, the midfielder had eight ground balls, five draw controls and a career-best seven caused turnovers. She leads the conference with 51 draw controls this season.
The Great Danes continue the 2013 season at home against Fresno State on Thursday, March 21 at John Fallon Field. The first draw control will be slated for 3:00 p.m.