Women's Lacrosse

Defliese Named A-10 Defensive Player Of The Week

Dayna Defliese was named the A-10 Defensive Player Of The Week on April 23.

Dayna Defliese was named the A-10 Defensive Player Of The Week on April 23.

April 24, 2012

After helping the UMass women's lacrosse team wrap up its second consecutive perfect Atlantic 10 regular-season schedule, senior midfielder Dayna Defliese was named the A-10 Defensive Player of the Week as announced by the league office. Defliese was key in holding opponents to just a seven-goal average in both games last weekend.

The native of Garden City, N.Y., posted 2 assists, 3 caused turnovers, 5 groundballs and 3 draw controls helping the Minutewomen to a 2-0 weekend with wins over La Salle and at Temple.

Defliese and the UMass defense allowed just 7 goals in each game. Against La Salle, she had a pair of assists and a groundball, while at Temple, Defliese had 4 groundballs and caused three turnovers.

UMass will head to Richmond, Va., this Friday for the Atlantic 10 Championship Tournament. The top-seeded Minutewomen will face fourth-seeded George Washington in the semifinals starting at 3:30 PM. Second-seed Duquesne will face host and third-seed Richmond at 1 PM on Friday. The Championship game is set for Sunday at 1 PM and will be televised on the CBS Sports Network.




    Event Calendar

    Friday, Feb 12
    vs Holy Cross 6:30 PM gametracker
    Saturday, Feb 20
    vs New Hampshire 3:00 PM gametracker
    Wednesday, Feb 24
    vs Boston University 3:00 PM gametracker
    Saturday, Feb 27
    vs Yale 12:00 PM gametracker
    Wednesday, Mar 2
    at Boston College 3:00 PM
    Saturday, Mar 12
    at UConn 1:00 PM
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