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Women's Lacrosse Players Take BIG EAST Player Of The Week Honors

March 18, 2002

Providence, R.I. – Two members of the Notre Dame women’s lacrosse team have been selected as the BIG EAST Conference’s Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week for the week ending March 17.

Midfielder Danielle Shearer (Sr., Hampstead, Md.) took offensive honors while goalkeeper Jen White (Jr., Annapolis, Md.) garnered the defensive honors while helping the 15th-ranked Irish to wins over George Mason University (10-8) and at home versus Boston College (14-5).

Shearer paced Notre Dame’s high-octane attack in the two wins scoring six goals and adding five assists for 11 points on the week. In the 10-8 win over George Mason in Winter Park, Fla., on March 14, Shearer turned in a career-best offensive effort racking up three goals and four assists for seven points. She followed that with three goals and an assist for four points in Notre Dame’s BIG EAST opener versus Boston College on March 17. In the two games, Shearer took 11 shots on goal, had three turnovers and two draw controls. She leads the Irish in scoring through four games with nine goals and eight assists for 17 points.

While Shearer was doing the scoring, White was stopping the opposition at the other end of the field. The junior goalkeeper was in goal for both wins giving up 13 goals while making 13 saves for a 6.50 goals against average and a .500 save percentage.

Versus George Mason, White gave up eight goals while making eight saves. She also came up with three ground balls and caused one turnover.

Against Boston College, White surrendered five goals while making five saves. She forced three turnovers in the game.

For the season, White is 4-0 with a 5.25 goals against and a .611 save percentage.

The 4-0 Irish will be in action on Tues., March 19 when they face 10th-ranked Cornell at 4:00 p.m. at Moose Krause Stadium weather permitting. If the weather is bad, the game will be played at the Loftus Sports Center.