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April 9, 2013
GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – Maryland senior midfielder Katie Schwarzmann and Boston College sophomore midfielder Mikaela Rix have been named Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Lacrosse Co-Offensive Players of the Week as announced Tuesday by the conference. Boston College freshman defender Molly Erdle was recognized as the ACC Defensive Player of the Week.
Rix scored a game-high four goals in Boston College’s 10-9 win over No. 5 Duke on Saturday. The native of Garden City, N.Y., recorded all four of her goals in the first half to help the Eagles head into halftime with a 7-5 lead. The victory was the first for Boston College over Duke in program history and set a new high for ACC wins in a season with three. This is the first career ACC weekly honor for Rix who ranks sixth in the conference averaging 2.67 goals per game.
Schwarzmann led Maryland with five goals in a 14-13 victory over No. 2 North Carolina on Saturday to clinch at least a share of the ACC regular season championship. The senior from Sykesville, Md., was efficient in the attack, hitting 5-of-6 shots on the day. Schwarzmann has had a hat trick in three straight games and has scored in every contest this season. It is the seventh career weekly award for Schwarzmann, who has five offensive honors and two defensive honors.
Erdle was tasked with marking Kerrin Maurer, who leads Duke and is fourth in the conference averaging 3.83 points per game. The freshman held Maurer to zero points and no shots in the 10-9 win, the second straight victory over a team ranked in the top 10 for the Eagles. The native of Lone Tree, Colo., anchored the Boston College defense that limited Duke to its lowest scoring total since Feb. 24 against Maryland. This is the first career ACC weekly honor for Erdle.