UF Lacrosse: Gators Sweep AAC Weekly Honors
Press release from UF Athletic Association
After defeating No. 1 Maryland, Florida won all four AAC weekly awards
After defeating the No. 1 Maryland Terrapins to move to 2-0 on the year, the Gators swept the AAC weekly honors, as the league announced Monday.
Brianna Harris was named AAC Attacker of the Week, while Shannon Kavanagh earned AAC Midfielder of the Week honors. Cara Trombetta earned the title of AAC Defender of the Week, and Sarah Reznick was named AAC Freshman of the Week to round out the honors.
This is the second weekly award for all Florida players (Week 1: Kavanagh – Midfielder; Trombetta – Defender; Reznick – Freshman; Harris – Honor Roll).
Harris was tabbed as Attacker of the Week after notching her second hat trick of the season, registering three goals against the top-ranked Terps. She also dished out three assists – including one on the game-winning goal – to total six points on the day. The redshirt junior recorded two draw controls in the win.
Kavanagh had herself a career-day against Maryland, recording a personal-best eight goals. She went 8-of-13 shooting for a .615 clip, won five draw controls and registered a groundball in the win. The eight goals are the second-highest total in a game in program history (Record – 9, Lindsey Ronbeck). The junior inched closer to the 200-point mark, moving to 171 in her career. During the game, she moved into 10th in program history in points (171) and 11th in goals (117).
Trombetta marked one of Maryland’s top offensive threats in Brindi Griffin, holding her to 1-of-5 shooting on the day. She also picked up four groundballs, while causing one turnover against the Terps. The senior captain anchored the Florida defense that forced Maryland into 14-of-41 shooting (.341).
Reznick posted a career-high 14 saves against the No. 1 Terps, notching a .500 save percentage. The 14 saves are the third-highest in a single game in program history (Record – 16, Haley Hicklen). The redshirt freshman also registered three groundballs in the win. In her first two games, she has recorded 25 saves, the most for any Gator goalie in their first two games in the cage.
Florida returns home on Saturday to face off against No. 12 Loyola. Opening draw is set for 12 p.m. at Donald R. Dizney Stadium in Florida’s Hometown Heroes game.
Attacker: Brianna Harris, M, Florida
Midfielder: Shannon Kavanagh, M, Florida
Defender: Cara Trombetta, D, Florida
Freshman: Sarah Reznick, G, Florida
Honor Roll: Megan Pallozzi, ECU | Ashley Vernon, ECU | Bridget Whitaker, Temple | Bri Gross, Vanderbilt | Cassidy Orban, Vanderbilt