Courtesy: MAAC Sports

Niagara's MacCheyne, Fairfield's O'Connor & Siena's Sardella Take Home MAAC Women's Lacrosse Weekly Honors

Courtesy:  MAAC Sports
Release:  March 08, 2017

Offensive Player of the Week

Rachel MacCheyne, Niagara

S0., A, Feeding Hills, Webster, NY/Webster Schroeder

Sophomore attack Rachel MacCheyne tied for the Niagara’s scoring lead last week, with seven goals and one assist for eight points in two games. In a narrow 11-10 loss to the Colgate Raiders at home, MacCheyne tallied two goals and one assist, with her first goal with 13:03 left in the first period sparking a 5-1 Niagara run heading into halftime. Niagara got back in the win column on March 4 at Mount St. Mary’s as MacCheyne scored a career-high five goals en route to a 15-11 win over the Mountaineers. After nine goals and three assists in 12 games as a freshman in 2016, MacCheyne has surpassed that total through three games this season, racking up 13 points (11 goals, 2 assists).

Defensive Player of the Week

Caleigh O’Connor, Fairfield

Sr., GK, Tewksbury, NJ/Villa Walsh

Senior goalkeeper Caleigh O’Connor had a career-high 10 saves in her second win of the season. The Stags held New Hampshire to just five goals on the day. O’Connor also picked up five groundballs and added two caused turnovers to lead the Stags in both categories.

Rookie of the Week

Julia Sardella, Siena

Fr., M, Liverpool, NY/ Liverpool Central

Freshman midfield Julia Sardella recorded her first collegiate hat-trick in the Saints 12-10 victory over Vermont. She also dished out two assists for a team-high five points. She picked up two ground balls, had one draw control, and went 1-1 on free position shots. She scored the 12th and final goal for Siena with just 30 seconds left on the clock.

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