Women's Lacrosse

Kakalecik Named BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week; Two Other Owls Also Honored

NEW YORK - Senior goalkeeper Jaqi Kakalecik has been named the BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week after strong performances in two Temple wins against Rutgers and Saint Joseph's. Senior attacker Rachel Schwaab and senior midfielder Megan Tiernan were each named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll. For Kakalecik, the honor is her first of the season and second of her career.

Temple held both opponents last week to single-digit goals thanks to Kakalecik's effort in the cage, stopping 13 shots for a .500 save percentage in a 16-9 win over Rutgers and 16-4 victory against Saint Joseph's. For the week, Kakalecik showed a 6.50 goals against average. Her 6.13 goals-against average for the year is tops in the BIG EAST and ranks third among all players in NCAA Division I. 

Schwaab began the week by recording six points off four goals and two assists in the 16-9 win over Rutgers before chipping in a goal and assist in the victory over cross-city rival Saint Joseph's. Tiernan stuffed the stat sheet in both wins, totaling five goals, an assist, four ground balls, three draw controls and two caused turnovers. Against the Hawks, Tiernan totaled three goals, three ground balls and a pair of caused turnovers.

Temple, currently ranked 20th in the Lacrosse Magazine Poll, has won seven straight games and stands at 7-1 overall. Next up for the Owls is a home game against Delaware on Wednesday, March 16 at 3 p.m.
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