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Big Ten CommunicationsPublished: 3/12/2024, Last updated: 3/22/2024
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Maryland, Michigan and Northwestern Claim Weekly Women’s Lacrosse Honors

Terrapins’ May and Sterling, Wolverines’ Montemarano and Wildcats’ Smith earn Big Ten weekly accolades

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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 5 – 11. 

Offensive Players of the Week

Libby May, Maryland 

Grad. – A – Sparks, Md. – Hereford – Major: Public Health Science 

  • Scored six goals to help Maryland to a 2-0 week with wins over No. 2 James Madison and William & Mary 

  • Led the No. 9 Terps to an 11-8 victory over JMU with a season-best four goals on five shots 

  • Netted a pair of goals on three shots at William & Mary  

  • Extended her scoring streak, tallying at least two points in each game so far this season. She has now scored multiple goals in 52 games in her career 

  • Last Maryland Offensive Player of the Week: Hannah Leubecker (Feb. 20, 2024) 

Midfielder of the Week 

Lily Montemarano, Michigan 

Sr. – M – Bethesda, Md. – Stone Ridge – Major: Psychology 

  • Broke the Michigan single game draw record with 12 draw control wins as part of an 11-5 win over Ohio State  

  • Added seven more draw control wins against Central Michigan 

  • Tallied a pair of goals in an 11-3 rout of CMU on Saturday and scored one goal in the win over the Buckeyes 

  • Last Michigan Midfielder of the Week: Julia Schwabe (Feb. 14, 2023) 

Defensive Player of the Week

Emily Sterling, Maryland 

Gr. – GK – Bel Air, Md. – John Carroll – Major: Public Health Science  

  • Recorded a season-high 14 saves against No. 2 James Madison as part of a 17-save week  

  • Made nine saves in the second half, allowing the Dukes to score just three goals to secure the 11-8 win. As a team, Maryland outscored James Madison, 6-3 in the second half  

  • Came up with three saves on eight shots faced at William & Mary 

  • Last Maryland Defensive Player of the Week: Abby Boscoe (April 11, 2023) 

Freshman of the Week

Madison Smith, Northwestern 

M – Mill Valley, Calif. – Tamalpais – Major: Undeclared 

  • Recorded her first career assist in a 25-8 win over UAlbany on Sunday  

  • Tallied three draw controls at UAlbany  

  • Last Northwestern Freshman of the Week: Madison Taylor (April 11, 2023) 

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