North Carolina's Jenn Russell Earns ACC Weekly Women's Lacrosse Honor
March 16, 2009
GREENSBORO, N.C. – North Carolina’s Jenn Russell has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Lacrosse Player of the Week for the period ending Sunday, March 15. Russell helped the ninth-ranked Tar Heels to a pair of wins over two Top 25 ranked opponents, including an upset victory over fourth-ranked Virginia.
The midfielder from Andover, Mass., helped lead her Tar Heels to a 12-6 victory last Monday at the home field of No. 21 Denver. Russell had two goals, one assist, four draw controls, three ground balls and five caused turnovers in the road win. She then followed that showing with a three-goal, one-assist performance against the fourth-ranked Cavaliers at a rain-soaked Fetzer Field in Chapel Hill on Saturday. Russell tied for UNC team-highs with three goals and four points as Carolina opened its 2009 ACC schedule with a victory. In the league win, Russell added three ground balls and a game-high four caused turnovers to help the Tar Heels improve to 5-2 this season.
North Carolina returns to action this Wednesday at 5 p.m. ET as the squad hosts Old Dominion at Fetzer Field.