ACC Announces Weekly Women’s Lacrosse Honors
GREENSBORO, North Carolina (theACC.com) – Boston College graduate forward Charlotte North and Virginia Tech freshman midfielder Olivia Vergano were named ACC Co-Offensive Players of the Week, and BC sophomore defenseman Sydney Scales and Syracuse senior defenseman Sarah Cooper were named co-defensive players of the week during the conference. announced the weekly women’s lacrosse honors on Tuesday.
North topped wins over No. 11 Denver (9-5) and Yale (21-9), leading the team with 11 goals and 12 points overall. The Dallas senior scored four goals and added an assist in the win over the Pioneers, helping BC snap DU’s 21-game home win streak. Against Yale, she tied a season high with seven goals. It was the third time this season that she had scored at least seven goals. North also earned a season-high 14 draw checks in the win. She posted an impressive shooting percentage of 87.5% (14-16) and shooting percentage of 68.8% (11-16). His 41 goals this season are the most scored in the country.
Vergano scored eight goals last week in two wins for Virginia Tech. She recorded five points with four goals and an assist on Thursday in the Hokies’ 14-13 loss to No. 15 Notre Dame. In that contest, the West Babylon, New York native also put together five draw checks . She scored four more goals on Saturday in a 17-5 win over Winthrop, while also registering six draws.
Cooper anchored a Syracuse defense that held Virginia scoreless for 8:31 in the second quarter as the Orange scored five unanswered goals to pull away for a 17-11 road win over the Cavaliers. The Lutherville, Maryland native recorded three draw checks to help Syracuse to a 17-17 split in the draw circle. Virginia entered the game ranked second in the nation in draw checks per game.
A native of Walpole, Mass., Scales played a key defensive role in the Eagles’ wins over Denver and Yale. She helped DU’s Lauren Black, the reigning Big East Conference forward of the week, to zero goals. She also helped limit Bea Behrins, the Pioneers’ leading scorer, to just one goal. She totaled four ground balls and two caused turnovers for the week.
Seven ACC women’s lacrosse teams are ranked in the latest Inside Lacrosse Women/IWLCA poll, with the ACC each holding the top three spots and seven of the top 25. Boston College was the unanimous selection at No. 1 and is followed by North Carolina (2), Syracuse (3), Duke (8), Virginia (14), Notre Dame (16) and Virginia Tech (24). The ACC has the most teams in the poll of any conference.
2022 ACC Offensive Players of the Week
February 15 – Charlotte North, Gr., A, Boston College; Katie DeSimone, So., A, Duke
February 22 – Charlotte North, Gr., A, Boston College
March 1 – Charlotte North, Gr., A, Boston College; Emma Tyrrell, Jr., M, Syracuse
March 8 – Sam Geiersbach, Gr., A, North Carolina
March 15 – Charlotte North, Gr., A, Boston College; Olivia Vergano, Fr., M, Virginia Tech
2022 ACC Defensive Players of the Week
February 15 – Rachel Hall, Sr., G, Boston College
Feb. 22 – Taylor Moreno, Gr., G, North Carolina
March 1 – Courtney Taylor, Gr., D, Boston College
March 8 – Bridget Deehan, Gr., G, Notre Dame
March 15 – Sydney Scales, So., D, Boston College; Sarah Cooper, Sr., D, Syracuse