HAMDEN, Conn. – Quinnipiac women's lacrosse junior Sarah Allen (Glastonbury, Conn.) and freshman Kyra Ochwat (Farmingdale, N.Y.) have been named Northeast Conference Co-Player and Rookie of the Week, respectively, as announced by the league on Monday, April 2. This marks Allen's second-consecutive Co-Player of the Week selection and is Ochwat's third career Rookie of the Week honors.
Junior Sarah Allen (Glastonbury, Conn.) followed up her first Player of the Week performance with another impressive weekend, leading the Bobcats with 11 total points in games against Mount St. Mary's and Monmouth. On Friday, March 30 against Mount St. Mary's, Allen surpassed the 100 career point total with a game-high five assists, helping the team to a 12-10 win. She then followed up the outing with a game-high six assists on Sunday, April 1 against Monmouth during the team's 13-8 victory. Allen currently leads the NEC (as well as all of the NCAA) with 41 assists and 44 points and remains the nation's leader with 4.56 assists per game.
"Sarah had another big weekend for us, and we're very pleased that her efforts are being recognized," said head coach Danie Caro. "She worked really hard during the pre-season to become more consistent with the timing of her feeds and it's really paying off for her. She has developed really good connections with all of the attackers and as a result, our offense looks very good."
Freshman Kyra Ochwat (Farmingdale, N.Y.) enjoyed the most productive weekend of her career, scoring nine goals combined in the two games against Mount St. Mary's and Monmouth. Ochwat netted a career-high six goals on Sunday, April 1 against Monmouth, leading Quinnipiac to its fourth-straight NEC win of the season with a 13-8 victory. On Friday, March 30 against the Mount, Ochwat matched fellow teammate Marissa Caroleo (North Babylon, N.Y.) with a team-high three goal performance, leading Quinnipiac to a 12-10 win. On the season, Ochwat leads all Quinnipiac freshmen with 26 points on 21 goals and five assists. Ochwat's 2.33 goals per game mark is good for eighth overall among NEC players.
"Kyra continues to improve with every game she plays," said Caro. "She is one of our best shooters and has really put a lot of effort into becoming more deceptive with her shots. She did a great job cutting off ball this past weekend, and has become more a much more complete player as the season has progressed. We will continue to have high expectations for her."
Allen, Ochwat and the Bobcats look to continue their undefeated run to begin NEC play (4-0 NEC, 5-4 overall) as they return to action on Thursday, April 5 when they travel to face Saint Francis (Pa.) at 1 p.m.
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