NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - The Atlantic 10 Conference has named senior Charlotte Swavola
a Lacrosse co-Offensive Player of the Week along with St. Bonaventure's Jenna Schlagenhauf. Temple freshman Rachel Schwaab
was named the league's Rookie of the Week. The awards were announced Tuesday for games played from Feb. 18 - 24.
Swavola scored four goals to lead the Owls to a 14-7 win over Lehigh on Feb. 23. The Cheltenham, Pa., native also recorded an assist in the game. Swavola, an attacker, earned four draw controls in the win along with a ground ball and caused turnover. She scored on a free position shot seven minutes into the second half to record what would become the game-winning goal.
Schlagenhauf scored a game-high four goals on just five shots in the Bonnies' 15-14 win over Winthrop. The four goals were two more than Schlagenhauf's previous career total of two. An attacker from Clarence Center, N.Y., her fourth goal of the game came during a 3-0 scoring run over the final ten minutes of the game to claim to the come from behind victory.
An attacker form Baltimore, Md., Schwaab notched the first hat trick of her career with three goals in a narrow, 8-7 win versus Rutgers on Feb. 20. Her first two goals were scored back-to-back late in the first half to tie the game after the Owls had trailed by two. She scored another two goals for the week in a 14-7 win against Lehigh on Feb. 23, tallying one of the goals off her only free position attempt. Schwaab also recorded two ground balls, a draw control and a caused turnover for the week and she came off the bench in both contests.
Rachel Vallarelli of Massachusetts earned Defensive Player of the Week honors. Vallarelli, a goalie, made six saves while allowing just eight goals in UMass' 18-9 win at New Hampshire. The sophomore from Hartsdale, N.Y., made five first half saves giving up just four goals. In the second half, she had one save and allowed four goals in just 24 minutes of work.