Photos courtesy of Cornell, Harvard and Penn Athletic Communications
PRINCETON, N.J. -- After big wins and near upsets against top competition, the Ivy League women’s lacrosse weekly awards were announced with Harvard senior Marisa Romeo and Penn senior Emily Rogers-Healion sharing Offensive Player of the Week and Cornell senior Renee Poullott receiving Defensive Player of the Week.
• The Ancient Eight improved to 31-9 in non-conference play after going 6-2 for the second-straight week, with both losses coming to top-10 teams.
• Cornell and Penn picked up wins over ranked teams, as the Big Red defeated No. 4 USC, 11-10, while the Quakers held off No. 16 Duke, 16-6.
• Four teams appear in the national rankings this week, with Princeton at No. 5/6, Cornell at No. 7/7 and Penn at No. 11/11. Harvard is receiving votes in the Inside Lacrosse poll.
• The League gets back to #IvyLax play this week, with Dartmouth hosting Princeton, Penn at Brown, Cornell at Yale and Columbia at Harvard.
• The non-conference action is highlighted by No. 5 Princeton hosting No. 10 Penn State on Tuesday and No. 11 Penn at No. 1 Maryland on Wednesday.
• This week features six games broadcast live on The Ivy League Digital Network (ILDN), now available on Apple TV and Roku via the ILDN app.
• Facebook live week kicks off this week as well, with four ILDN broadcasts simulcast on Facebook.
Tuesday, March 21
No. 10 Penn State at No. 5 Princeton, [ILDN]
Wednesday, March 22
UMass at Harvard, [ILDN]
Columbia at Lehigh, [PLN]
No. 11 Penn at No. 1 Maryland, [BTN]
Saturday, March 25
*No. 5 Princeton at Dartmouth, [ILDN/ESPN3]
*No. 11 Penn at Brown, [ILDN/ESPN3/Facebook]
*No. 7 Cornell at Yale, [ILDN/Facebook]
*Columbia at Harvard, [ILDN/Facebook]
*-Ivy League contest
ILDN-Broadcast live on The Ivy League Digital Network
ESPN3-Broadcast live on ESPN3/WatchESPN app
Facebook-Broadcast live on Facebook
BTN-Broadcast live on BTN Plus
PLN-Broadcast live on Patriot League Network
CO-OFFENSIVE PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Harvard senior attack Marisa Romeo (Syracuse, N.Y.) poured in 11 points in two games to lead the Crimson to a 1-1 week. Romeo scored four goals and assisted another in her team’s 13-7 win over Ohio State, with three goals and her assist coming in the final 15 minutes of the game to turn an 8-7 Harvard lead to a 12-7 advantage. She then posted three goals and three assists against No. 6 Syracuse, including five points in the second half as Harvard came back from a 14-8 deficit to send the game to overtime.
Romeo earns her second Offensive Player of the Week honor of the season and third of her career.
Romeo’s Statistics for the Week
4G, 1A, 5 Pts., 1 FPG, 80.0 Shot % vs. Ohio State
3G, 3A, 6 pts., 33.3 Shot % at No. 6 Syracuse
Penn senior attack Emily Rogers-Healion (East Setauket, N.Y.) powered the Quakers past No. 16 Duke, finishing with seven points on four goals and three assists in the 16-6 victory. She had a hand in the Quakers’ first three goals of the second half as they turned a 6-4 lead to 9-4, before going on to win by 10.
Rogers-Healion earns her first career Ivy League weekly award.
Rogers-Healion’s Statistics for the Week
4G, 3A, 7 Pts., 1 GB, 80.0 Shot % vs. No. 16 Duke
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Cornell senior goalie Renee Poullott (Syracuse, N.Y.) was critical in the Big Red’s win over No. 5 USC, with 10 saves and a 50.0 save percentage in the 11-10 victory. Six of her saves came in the second half to fend off the Trojan’s comeback bid as Cornell improved to 2-1 against nationally ranked opponents this season.
Poullott receives her first Defensive Player of the Week honor of the season and fifth of her career.
Poullot's Statistics for the Week
1 GP-1 GS, 60:00 Mins., 10 GA, 10.00 GAA, 10 Svs., 50.0 Sv. %, 1-0 vs. No. 5 USC
Britt Brown, Penn (Sr., GK – Bronx, N.Y.)
1 GP-1 GS, 60:00 Mins., 6 GA, 6.00 GAA, 11 Svs., 64.7 Sv. %, 1-0 vs. No. 16 Duke
Amie Dickson, Cornell (Sr., M – Greenwich, Conn.)
1G, 4A, 5 Pts., 1 FPG, 5 DC, 1 CT, 50.0 Shot % vs. No. 5 USC
Emma Ford, Harvard (Sr., D – Skaneateles, N.Y.)
1G, 1 Pt., 2 GB, 2 CT, 100.0 Shot % vs. Ohio State
4 GB, 1 DC, at No. 6 Syracuse
Kelsey Gedin, Columbia (Jr., GK – Kinsale, Va.)
1 GP-1 GS, 60:00 Mins., 13 GA, 13.00 GAA, 12 Svs., 48.0 Sv. %, 1-0 at UC Davis
1 GP-1 GS, 60:00 Mins., 11 GA, 11.00 GAA, 13 Svs., 54.2 Sv. %, 1-0 at San Diego St.
Victoria Kalamaras, Columbia (Jr., A – Mountain Lakes, N.J.)
1G, 4A, 5 Pts., 2 GB, 1 DC, 1 CT, 20.0 Shot % at UC Davis
3G, 3A, 6 Pts., 2 DC, 50.0 Shot % at San Diego St.
Ali Kim, Brown (Sr., D – Burlingame, Calif.)
5 GB, 4 CT vs. Yale
Hafsa Moinuddin, Brown (So., A – Cheshire, Conn.)
2G, 1A, 3 Pts., 2 GB, 2 CT, 33.3 Shot % vs. Yale
Victoria Moore, Yale (Sr., D – Concord, Mass.)
1G, 1 Pt., 3 GB, 3 CT, 100.0 Shot % at Niagara
2 DC, 1 CT at Brown
Izzy Nixon, Yale (So., A – Greenwich, Conn.)
4G, 4 Pts., 5 DC, 50.0 Shot % at Niagara
3G, 3 Pts., 2 GB, 7 DC, 60.0 Shot % at Brown
Laine Parsons, Columbia (So., M – Wilton, Conn.)
4G, 4 Pts., 2 FPG, 2 GB, 1 DC, 1 CT, 80.0 Shot % at UC Davis
3G, 3 Pts., 1 FPG, 2 GB, 1 DC, 75.0 Shot % at San Diego St.
Courtney Weisse, Dartmouth (Sr., A – Westfield, N.J.)
4G, 4 Pts., 1 FPG, 1 GB, 57.1 Shot % vs. No. 5 USC