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Big Ten CommunicationsPublished: 3/19/2024, Last updated: 3/21/2024
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Michigan, Penn State, and Northwestern Score Weekly Women’s Lacrosse Honors

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ROSEMONT, Ill. – The Big Ten Conference has announced this week’s Women’s Lacrosse Weekly Awards for the week of March 12-18.
Offensive Players of the Week 
Kaylee Dyer, Michigan
Jr. – A – Elkins Park, Pa. – William Penn Charter
  • Totaled 10 points to lead the No. 3 Wolverines to wins over Rutgers and Penn
  • Scored a career-high six goals and added two assists in a 13-10 victory at Rutgers
  • Added a goal and an assists in Michigan’s 6-5 win at then-No. 15 Penn
  • Scored her first Offensive Player of the Year honor
  • Last Michigan Offensive Player of the Week: Jill Smith (March 7, 2023)
Midfielder of the Week
Kristin O’Neill, Penn State
Sr. – M – Odenton, Md. – Archbishop Spalding
  • Paired six points, four draw controls, and two caused turnovers, as Penn State scored wins over Lehigh and Cornell
  • Recorded the second quarter goal that put Penn State ahead for good in a 9-7 win at Lehigh
  • Scored four goals, including the eventual game-winner in the Nittany Lions’ 12-11 win at Cornell
  • Nabs her second career Midfielder of the week award
  • Last Penn State Midfielder of the Week: Kristin O’Neill (March 15, 2022)
Defensive Player of the Week  
Erin O’Grady, Michigan
Gr. – GK – Port Deposit, Md. – Perryville
  • Record 15 saves last week, as No. 3 Michigan scored wins over Rutgers and Penn
  • Stopped a career-best 13 saves in a 13-10 win at Rutgers
  • Added 12 stops, including three in the fourth quarter, in a 6-5 win at No. 16 Penn   
  • Earns her third Defensive Player of the Week accolade of the season
  • Last Michigan Defensive Player of the Week: Erin O’Grady (Feb. 27, 2024)
Freshman of the Week  
Madison Smith, Northwestern 
M – Mill Valley, Calif. – Tamalpais
  • Secured four draw controls in No. 1 Northwestern’s 14-9 win over No. 10 Johns Hopkins
  • Collects her second consecutive Freshman of the Week honor
  • Last Northwestern Freshman of the Week: Madison Smith (March 12, 2024)
2024 Big Ten Women’s Lacrosse Players of the Week 
Feb. 13
O: Erin Coykendall, NU
M: Cassidy Spilis, RUT
D: Jordan Carr, JHU
F: Kampbell Stone, OSU
Feb. 20
O: Hannah Leubecker, MD
M: Cassidy Spilis, RUT
D: Erin O’Grady, MICH
F: Kate Tyack, OSU
Feb. 27
O: Izzy Scane, NU
M: Cassidy Spilis, RUT
D: Erin O’Grady, MICH
F: Payton Tini, RUT
March 5
O: Izzy Scane, NU
M: Cassidy Spilis, RUT
D: Jordan Carr, JHU
F: Payton Tini, RUT
March 12
O: Libby May, MD
M: Lily Montemarano, MICH
D: Emily Sterling, MD
F: Madison Smith, NU
March 19, 2024
O: Kaylee Dyer, MICH
M: Kristin O’Neill, PSU
D: Erin O’Grady, MICH
F: Madison Smith, NU