UF Lacrosse: Gators Jump to No. 5 in Latest IWLCA Poll, Nab Four AAC Weekly Honors

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Florida moves to fifth in the latest poll and earns four accolades after picking up two wins, including one over No. 3 Stony Brook.

The Florida lacrosse team jumped three spots in the latest Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association poll, landing at No. 5, the organization announced Monday afternoon.

The Gators picked up two wins over the course of the week, including knocking off then-No. 3 Stony Brook at Donald R. Dizney Stadium (12-10).

Florida also grabbed a road win against Kennesaw State on Wednesday, defeating the Owls 21-6.

The Gators will face four more IWLCA opponents this season: No. 1 North Carolina, No. 11 Princeton, No. 15 Dartmouth and No. 17 Navy.

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The Gators also picked up four AAC Weekly Honors, the league announced Monday.

Shannon Kavanagh was named Midfielder of the Week for the third time this season, Cara Trombetta notched her third Defender of the Week award of the year, and Sarah Reznick picked up Freshman of the Week honors for the third time this season.

Grace Haus earned a spot on the Honor Roll, her first weekly honor of the year.

Kavanagh was tabbed as Midfielder of the Week after scoring eight points in two games. She posted a hat trick on six shots for a .500 clip, along with six draw controls, against Kennesaw State on February 26. Against No. 3 Stony Brook, the junior notched four goals on nine shots, while also adding an assist. She registered seven draw controls, three groundballs, and two caused turnovers against the Seawolves as well.

Trombetta earned Defender of the Week honors after anchoring the defense that allowed only 8.00 goals per game in two contests, including holding Kennesaw State to just six goals on February 26. Against then-No. 3 Stony Brook, Trombetta marked one of the top offensive threats in Taryn Ohlmiller, holding her to just two goals on the day. The senior recorded two caused turnovers and three groundballs against the Seawolves. In the matchup with Kennesaw State, Trombetta registered an assist, a groundball, and two turnovers on the day.

Reznick notched her third Freshman of the Week honor after two stellar games in the cage. She recorded 20 saves over two games, including 13 against then-No. 3 Stony Brook – just one off her career-high mark. Against the Owls of Kennesaw State, she allowed only four goals, while recording seven saves for a .636 save percentage. The freshman’s 13 saves against Stony Brook put her at a .588 save percentage on the day.

Haus earned a spot on the Honor Roll after scoring eight points in two games this past week. The junior posted four goals against Kennesaw State on six shots for a .667 clip. Against then-No. 3 Stony Brook, Haus recorded three goals – her third hat trick of the year – on five shots (.600). She notched an assist and a groundball in the 12-10 win as well.

Florida returns to action against No. 15 Dartmouth on Tuesday, when the squad heads to Hanover, N.H. to face the Big Green. Opening draw is set for 3 p.m., and the game will be streamed on ESPN+.