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UF Lacrosse: Kavanagh, Reznick Named IWLCA National Players of the Week

Press release from UF Athletic Association

First time in program history that two Gators have nabbed National POW honors in the same week

The awards keep rolling in for junior Shannon Kavanagh and redshirt freshman Sarah Reznick, as both were named National Player of the Week by the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association.

This is the first time in program history that two Gators have earned IWLCA National Player of the Week honors in the same week.

Kavanagh – who earned both US Lacrosse Player of the Week and AAC Midfielder of the Week honors Monday – was named IWLCA Offensive Player of the Week for her performance against then-No. 1 Maryland.

Reznick – who earned her second-straight AAC Freshman of the Week accolade Monday – earned the first national honor of her career as she was named IWLCA Defensive Player of the Week.

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Kavanagh had herself a career day against Maryland, recording a personal-best eight goals. Her previous career high was five, which she has hit six times in her tenure at Florida.

The eight goals tie the second-highest total in a game in program history (Record – 9, Lindsey Ronbeck). Overall, she went 8-of-13 shooting for a .615 clip, won five draw controls and registered a groundball in the win.

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).

Reznick posted a career-high 14 saves against the then-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).

In her first two games, she has recorded 25 saves, the most for any Gator goalie in their first two games in the cage.

The redshirt freshman also registered three groundballs in the win.

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.

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