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March 20, 2012
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Maryland senior attacker Karri Ellen Johnson and Virginia junior goalkeeper Kim Kolarik have earned Atlantic Coast Conference women’s lacrosse weekly awards. Johnson was named the Offensive Player of the Week and Kolarik was named the Defensive Player of the Week.
Johnson, of Annapolis, Md., accumulated six goals, eight draw controls and an assist in Maryland’s two victories on the week. With a pair of goals against Richmond on Tuesday, Johnson became only the third player in Maryland women’s lacrosse history to record 200 career goals. The senior also racked up a game-high four goals against Boston College on Saturday while tallying six second half draw controls to lead the Terrapins to victory. Maryland will host Stony Brook on Tuesday before traveling to James Madison for a Saturday afternoon contest.
Kolarik, of Riva, Md., earned her second Defensive Player of the Week honors of the season after holding opponents to 12 goals over two games on the week. In Virginia’s victory over William & Mary, Kolarik held the Tribe to three goals while making 8 saves on 14 shots. The three goals marked the lowest scoring output for William & Mary since the 2004 season. Kolarik kept the Cavaliers close at Princeton, collecting three ground balls while allowing single-digit goals on 21 total shots. Virginia will host James Madison on Wednesday before traveling to play Duke on Saturday.