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Big Ten CommunicationsPublished: 2/20/2024, Last updated: 2/20/2024
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Maryland, Rutgers, Michigan, and Ohio State Share 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 February 13-19, 2024. 

Offensive Players of the Week 

Hannah Leubecker, Maryland 

Grad. – A – Forest Hill, Md. – Homeschooled – Major: Communications, Family Science

  • Tallied three goals as No. 5 Maryland scored a victory at then-No. 5 Syracuse 9-8 in overtime

  • Scored the game-tying goal with 8:09 to play in the fourth quarter, then scored the game-winner with 2:13 left in the extra frame

  • Garners her third career Offensive Player of the Week award

  • Last Maryland Offensive Player of the Week: Eloise Clevenger (April 11, 2023) 

Midfielder of the Week

Cassidy Spilis, Rutgers  

Grad. – M – Tabernacle, N.J. – Seneca – Major: Master’s in Education

  • Posted six points and five goals on just seven shots, as No. 24 Rutgers topped Georgetown 13-6

  • Added five draw controls, a ground ball, and a caused turnover in the win

  • Became the first player in school history to surpass 200 career goals

  • Earns her sixth Midfielder of the Week award and second in a row

  • Last Rutgers Midfielder of the Week: Cassidy Spilis (February 13, 2024) 

Defensive Player of the Week? 

Erin O’Grady, Michigan 

Jr. – GK – Massapequa, N.Y. – St. Anthony’s – Major: Sport Management

  • Totaled 21 saves on the week, as No. 6 Michigan toppled Cincinnati and then-No. 4 Denver

  • Posted eight saves in just under 40 minutes of action in a 14-4 win at Cincinnati

  • Tallied a career-best 13 saves and five ground balls against four goals allowed in the win over Denver

  • Earns her first Defensive Player of the Week award

  • Last Michigan Defensive Player of the Week: Maya Santa-Maria (March 7, 2023) 

Freshman of the Week? 

Kate Tyack, Ohio State  

M – Dublin, Ohio – Dublin Coffman – Major: Marketing

  • Totaled four goals, five points, and a pair of draw controls as Ohio State claimed two wins last week

  • Scored two goals on three shots in both games, as the Buckeyes downed Youngstown State and Akron

  • Tallied her first career assist to go with two draw controls and a ground ball against Akron

  • Earns her first Freshman of the Week award

  • Last Ohio State Freshman of the Week: Kampbell Stone (February 13, 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