GAINESVILLE, Fla. â€“ Floridaâ€™s Sam Farrell (Millersville, Md.) has been named the American Lacrosse Conferenceâ€™s Defensive Player of the Week for games played from March 7-13. This is Farrellâ€™s second ALC Weekly honor of her career and Floridaâ€™s second ALC Weekly honor of the season.
Farrell had six draw controls total in last weekâ€™s games, notching three against both the Hoyas and the Owls. In Floridaâ€™s upset of Georgetown, Farrell constantly matched up with Jordy Kirr, Georgetownâ€™s best scorer, who scored 30 goals last season. Kirr only scored twice against the Gators and was only able to get off three shots for the entire evening. Farrell and the Florida defense frustrated the Georgetown offense, as they were continually unable to penetrate the Gator backfield.
In the Gatorsâ€™ throttling of Temple, Farrell was part of a stellar Florida defense who held Temple to just four goals and only four shots in the entire second half. Her work through the midfield was more than could be written a scoresheet. The Millersville, Md. native was aggressive, quick and constantly kept Temple guessing.
The American Lacrosse Conference also recognized two other student-athletes for their play last week as three different institutions earned honors. Ohio State took home the Buckeyesâ€™ first conference honor of 2011 as Brittney Zerhusen was named the Offensive Player of the Week, while Kelly Rich from Northwestern was named the Rookie of the Week.
The Gators take on the Colgate Raiders under the lights of Dizney Stadium tonight. Opening draw is set for 6:30 p.m. Florida will be looking to avenge an 11-12 overtime loss at Colgate last spring. The Gatorsâ€™ matchup with the Raiders will be broadcast on www.GatorZone.com and WRUF SportsRadio 850 with Michael Gillespie on the call.
Week 2: Brittany Dashiell, Co-Rookie of the Week Week 3: Ashley Bruns, Rookie of the Week Week 5: Ashley Bruns, Rookie of the Week Week 7: Sam Farrell, Defensive Player of the Week; Ashley Bruns, Rookie of the Week
Week 1: Kitty Cullen, Offensive Player of the Week Week 4: Sam Farrell, Defensive Player of the Week