North Carolina's Logan Ripley Earns Final ACC Weekly Women's Lacrosse Honor
April 20, 2009
GREENSBORO, N.C. – North Carolina’s Logan Ripley has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference’s final Women’s Lacrosse Player of the Week for the period ending Sunday, April 19. Ripley held sixth-ranked Duke to a season-low seven goals last week, which helped her Tar Heels clinch the No. 2 seed in the upcoming ACC Women’s Lacrosse Championship, to be held this weekend at Virginia Tech’s Thompson Field.
The junior from Earlysville, Va., recorded 13 saves, eight in the second half, and four ground balls as the Tar Heels topped sixth-ranked Duke, 9-7. Ripley, who led a defensive effort which held Duke to only seven goals, a season low, was also named the Womenslax.com Player of the Week for her performances.
Against No. 15 Stanford, the goaltender notched nine saves and three ground balls to lead the Tar Heels, 13-10. Ripley finishes the regular season having started all 16 games, winning 13 and notching 123 saves.
The Tar Heels return to action on Friday, April 24 in the 2009 ACC Women’s Lacrosse Championship, which begins on Thursday, April 23. UNC received a bye and will face the winner of third-seeded Duke and sixth-seeded Boston College in the semifinals.
For more information, go to TheACC.com or visit http://www.theacc.com/championships/09-womens-lacrosse-championship.html.