Cambridge, Mass. - University at Albany's Taylor Frink has been chosen America East Conference Player of the Week in women's lacrosse, as announced on Monday, March 14 by the conference office.
Frink, a senior attacker from Baldwinsville, N.Y., scored a career-high seven points in a pair of non-league victories against both Marist (17-8) and Niagara (23-1). She had three goals and four assists against each Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference opponent and did all of her scoring in the first half against Niagara. Frink became the 13th UAlbany player to reach the 100-career point mark. She has climbed to 12th on the program's all-time scoring list with 112 points and fourth in career assists (43). Frink leads the conference in scoring at 4.80 points per game and has 14 goals and 10 assists through five games.
In addition, UAlbany (5-0) moved up two spots in the IWLCA poll and four places in this week's deBeer/Inside Lacrosse national Top 20. The Great Danes are No. 17 in the IWLCA rankings and No. 15 by Inside Lacrosse.
IWLCA Poll: 1. Maryland, 2. Northwestern, 3. Duke, 4. Pennsylvania, 5. North Carolina, 6. Loyola, 7. Stanford, 8. Virginia, 9. James Madison, 10. Florida, 11. Syracuse, 12. Vanderbilt, 13. Georgetown, 14. Notre Dame, 15. Princeton, 16. William & Mary, 17. Albany, 18. Dartmouth, 19. Massachusetts, 20. Boston College.
Inside Lacrosse: 1. Maryland, 2. Northwestern, 3. Pennsylvania, 4. Duke, 5. Loyola, 6. Stanford, 7. North Carolina, 8. Florida, 9. James Madison, 10. Virginia, 11. Princeton, 12. Massachusetts, 13. Vanderblit, 14. Syracuse, 15. Albany, 16. William & Mary, 17. Dartmouth, 18. Boston College, 19. Notre Dame, 20. Georgetown.
Paw Prints: UAlbany (5-0) has won its opening five games for the first time as a Division I program ... the Great Danes have won 12 of their last 13 non-conference games ... freshman Ariana Parker scored four times against both Marist and Niagara ... Parker has four or more goals in three consecutive starts ... Jodi Battaglia had a season-high four points (3 goals, 1 assist) vs. Marist ... Battaglia has climbed to 12th in career goals with 71 ... All-America defensive midfielder Nikki Branchini has scored in every game this season ... she toppled the 200-career plateau in draw controls (210) and had a season-best nine against Niagara ... UAlbany travels to Massachusetts (No. 19, IWLCA & No. 12, Inside Lacrosse) on Saturday, March 19 at 3:00 p.m.
Courtesy: UAlbany Sports Information
Monday, March 14, 2011
Taylor Frink Named A-East Player of the Week; University of Albany Ranked #17/15 in National Polls - UAlbany Sports 2011
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