March 17, 2009

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Fairfield's White Does Damage on Both Ends

from press release

Fairfield University women's lacrosse player Rebecca White (Spring Lake, N.J.) was named the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Lacrosse League Defensive Player of the Week on Monday.  It marks the second accolade of the year for White, who was named the league's Offensive Player of the Week in the opening week of the season.
 
White, a graduate of St. Rose High School, led the Stags to a 2-0 week, with a team-best nine ground balls and four caused turnovers.  She also had five draw controls in the two wins.
 
In the home victory over Mount St. Mary's, While had six ground balls and three caused turnovers, as well as three draw controls.  White picked up three ground balls in the win at Lehigh, to go along with a pair of draw controls and a caused turnover.
 
She contributed on the offensive end as well, touching net three times in each game.  She scored the game-winning goal at Lehigh.
 
White is leading the team with 22 goals and 25 total points, through the first six games of the year. Three of those are game-winning tallies, which is tops on the team. Her 16 ground balls is also tops on the team, while her 10 draw controls is good for second.  She has six caused turnovers this season, good for third on the squad.
 
The Stags, 5-1 on the year, have had four weekly awards this season, two on the offensive side and two on the defensive side.  Fairfield will put its four-game win streak on the line on Tuesday at home, hosting Sacred Heart at 3:30 p.m.
 


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