ATLANTA - The SAA announced the women's lacrosse Players of the Week for contests played March 13 - 19 and Hannah Bellamah of Centre captured Offensive Player of the Week for the second time this season. Defensively, Alexis Truitt of Hendrix earned the nod after helping the Warriors to successive victories.
SAA Women's Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week - Hannah Bellamah of Centre
Hannah Bellamah (pictured at right) was once again all over the field for Centre as the Colonels picked up a pair of home wins. Bellamah had four goals and three assists in both games this week as Centre defeated Goucher and Kalamazoo. Bellamah was also credited with ten ground balls, seven draw controls, six caused turnovers and only two turnovers as she showed why she is one of the best all-around players in the conference.
SAA Women's Lacrosse Defensive Player of the Week - Alexis Truitt of Hendrix
Sophomore goalkeeper Alexis Truitt recorded 13 saves, a 4.00 goals against average and a .619 save percentage as the Warriors went 2-0 last week. Truitt, from Denver, Colo., had a save in Monday's 15-4 victory over Dallas. She had 12 saves with a .619 save percentage and a ground ball in Saturday's 20-4 win over LaGrange.
Truitt defending for the Warriors
Other notable performances from around the league:
Kelsey McAnnally tallied a team-high five goals on the week and also passed two assists as the Vikings fell to two hot California teams during their spring break trip. During Berry's 11-5 loss to Redlands, she shot one to the back of the net to cut the lead to three and then opened the half with an unassisted goal. Then, in Berry's game against Occidental, she scored three against a strong defense and passed another assist.
Jade Cox of BSC finished with a team-high seven points after putting up five goals and two assists in the win over Oglethorpe. Cox is ranked top 10 nationally for goals scored and appears in four other nationally rankings categories.
Junior attacker Bridget Umble scored 11 goals as the Warriors went 2-0 last week. Umble, from Lancaster, Pa., scored five times with a ground ball and three caused turnovers in Monday's 15-4 win over Dallas. She ended the week with six goals, a ground ball and a caused turnover in Saturday's 20-4 victory against LaGrange.
Despite not playing the second half of the Susquehanna match, Meredith Sackett finished with seven goals, one assist, seven groundballs, three draws, and two caused turnovers in three wins last week. The Tigers' top offensive threat, Sackett scored four times in the win against Concordia on Monday. She then posted two goals and an assist in the victory against Gordon on a cold night last Tuesday. Finally, in just 20 minutes of action against Susquehanna, she added a goal, two caused turnovers, and a draw.
Ella Makin had two complete games in goal for the Vikings surrendering 13.50 goals per contest against a pair of hot California teams. She recorded 20 saves on the week, pushing her total to 82 (No. 3 in the SAA).
Ellen Resinger had an excellent week for the Centre women's lacrosse team as they picked up a pair of home wins, extending their winning streak to four games. Resinger recorded ten draw controls in the two games while also being credited for four ground balls and four caused turnovers. In addition, Resinger was an offensive force, scoring a career high seven goals against Goucher on Tuesday and adding three more goals and two assists against Kalamazoo on Friday.
In the Tigers' three games, Anna Comer finished with three goals, two assists, 13 groundballs, four draws, and seven caused turnovers. As a team, Sewanee has won four straight matches and are currently 8-1 this season. In the first contest against Concordia, Comer finished with a goal, an assist, two groundballs, three draws, and one caused turnover. In the second win of the wek against Gordon, Comer added a goal and three groundballs. Finally, in the victory against Susquehanna, Comer finished with a goal, an assist, a game-high eight groundballs, one draw, and a game-high six caused turnovers.
The SAA sports information directors contributed to this report