NEWLA Weekly Honors for April 26, 2010
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Laura Chiricosta, Westfield State
(Junior, Attack - Lexington, Mass.)
Chiricosta compiled 7 goals, 7 assists and 2 ground balls in 2-0 week for Owls. Had 4 goals and 2 assists in 17-14 victory over Worcester State. Scored all 4 of her goals in key 7-1 Westfield scoring spurt late in the first half. Tallied 3 goals and 5 assists in victory over Framingham State.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Krystyna Gagne, Elms College
(Senior, Goalkeeper - Methuen, MA)
Senior keeper Krystyna Gagne collected a total of 39 saves including 19 against St. Joseph (Conn.) and 20 against NEWLA foe Becker. Gagne notched a weekly save percentage of .557 in 120 minutes of action.
CO-ROOKIES OF THE WEEK
Ari Colella, Westfield State
(Freshman, Midfield - Franklin, Mass.)
Tallied 6 goals and 2 assists in 2-0 week for Westfield State. Had 4 goals, 1 ground ball and 3 draw controls in 17-14 victory over Worcester State. Had 2 goals, 2 assists, 2 ground balls and 5 draw controls in 21-8 victory over Framingham State.
Chelsey Grabowski, Elms College
(Sophomore, Attacker - South Hadley, Mass.)
Grabowski scored six goals on nine shots during Elms' 0-2 week. She netted three goals in each of the Blazers' two losses and added four ground ball pickups during the two-game span.