Delaware Freshman Caitlin McCartney Earns CAA Rookie of the Week Honors After Six-Goal Week
April 2, 2012
Photo Courtesy of Chris Permar
RICHMOND, Va. -- Behind a six-goal week, University of Delaware freshman midfielder Caitlin McCartney was tabbed as the women’s lacrosse Rookie of the Week in the Colonial Athletic Association for the second time this season.
Despite Delaware (2-9) falling in a 0-2 week, McCartney (Doylestown, Pa./Archbishop Wood) battled in each game in an attempt to help lead the Blue Hens to victory, scoring six goals on the week.
“Caitlin McCartney is capable of and willing to make the big play for her teammates and to bring success to our program,” said Delaware head coach Kateri Linville. “I am proud that she is receiving recognition for her efforts, but I know that she will not be satisfied with her and her team's performance until Delaware is winning championships.”
In Delaware’s showdown at Denver on Apr. 6, the Hens trailed 7-1 at halftime and nearly made a comeback in the second half, outscoring Denver 8-6 in large part due to McCartney’s efforts.
McCartney led the way with a game-high four goals, all of which came in the second half as she notched her third career hat trick.
The freshman fought to the final seconds of the game with a goal at the 0:15 mark, but it would not be enough despite a gutsy second half effort. She took eight shots on the day, all of which were on goal, and went 2-of-2 on free position shots.
In the Hens’ CAA opener at Towson on Sunday, McCartney scored twice and dished out one assist for three points as the Tigers edged out Delaware, 10-8.
Overall on the week, McCartney won seven draw controls, scooped up six groundballs, and caused two turnovers to aid the Blue Hen effort.
McCartney and the Blue Hens will look to get back into the win column in their next outing as Delaware continues conference play with a 7 p.m. draw at Old Dominion.