March 31, 2003
Notre Dame, Ind. – March 31, 2003 //For Immediate Release//
Notre Dame, Ind. … Notre Dame women’s lacrosse standout, Danielle Shearer (Sr., Hampstead, Md.) has been selected as the BIG EAST Co-Offensive Player of the Week for the week ending March 30th.
The Irish All-American and Tewaarton Trophy candidate had nine points (five goals and four assists), plus three ground balls and seven draw controls on the week as Notre Dame split a pair of games. This marks the second time this season that Shearer has been honored by the BIG EAST as she also won the award on March 17th.
In the Irish 12-9 loss to 16th-ranked Ohio State (March 25), Shearer had two goals and one assist for three points to lead the Irish in scoring versus the Buckeyes. She also had four draw controls in the game played at Notre Dame’s Moose Krause Field.
On Saturday, March 29th at Virginia Tech, Shearer scored three goals and added three assists in the 16-13 win over the Hokies. She added three ground balls and three draw controls in the contest. In two BIG EAST games this season, Shearer has recorded six points in each of them and now has five goals and seven assists for 12 points in just two league games.
For the year, Shearer leads the Irish in scoring with 13 goals and 12 assists for 25 points, which is third among all BIG EAST scorers. The talented midfielder/attack player has now scored two or more points in 17 consecutive games dating back to last season. Her six-point game versus Virginia Tech also extended her current scoring streak to 27 games that dates back to April 25, 2001.
Shearer and the 14th-ranked Irish travel to Syracuse on Wednesday, April 2 for a 7:00 p.m. game versus the eighth-ranked Orangewomen. Notre Dame is now 3-3 overall and 2-0 in BIG EAST play.