Sports in Brief: April 17

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April 16, 2009

8:43 PM

Lacrosse: Golden takes home national honors

Following a nine-goal effort against two CAA foes last weekend, sophomore midfielder Grace Golden earned a spot on the WomensLacrosse.com National Player of the Week Honor Roll. Against James Madison University Friday, Golden tallied a career-high in goals with five adding an assist. Golden led the team with four tallies in the Tribe’s 17-16 overtime victory at George Mason University Sunday. She currently leads the team with 32 goals and is second in points with 41.

Men’s and Women’s Tennis: College sweeps CAA honors

Five Tribe tennis players were recognized in the form of the conference’s weekly awards. Senior Klaudyna Kasztelaniec took the honor in the singles category while the no. 43 team of senior Katarina Zoricic and junior Ragini Acharya won the doubles award. On the men’s side, sophomore Sebastien Vidal collected the singles player of the week award for the first time in his career. He and junior Keziel Juneau also won the doubles pair of the week honors.

Additionally, Thursday night the CAA announced its yearly awards with the College’s men collecting eight honors. Juneau was named to first team all-CAA singles and first team all-CAA doubles, joined by his partner, Vidal. Vidal was named to second team all-CAA singles as well. A trio of athletes garnered third team honors for the Tribe. In singles, seniors Marwan Ramadan and Dominic Pagon made the list, while Pagon and freshman Ilja Orre took home third team honors in doubles.

The women’s squad left the banquet with five awards of their own. Senior Katarina Zoricic and junior Ragini Acharya were each named first team all-CAA singles and doubles while junior Carmen Pop garnered third team all-CAA singles.

Women’s Track and Field: Freshman sensation Baird garners CAA award

The Tribe’s all-time leader in the discus event, freshman Natalie Baird, was honored by the conference Monday, winning the athlete of the week award in the field category. At the Lou Onesty Invitational last weekend, Baird broke her own record with a throw of 152’10”, finishing third in the competition. It was the third straight week that a College athlete won an athlete of the week award in the women’s field category.

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