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McCaffrey Named Back-to-Back BSC Lacrosse Defensive Player of the Week

March 6, 2018  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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McCaffrey is the first player in program history to receive Big South awards in consecutive weeks.

McCaffrey is the first player in program history to receive Big South awards in consecutive weeks.

Brianna McCaffrey of Liberty women's lacrosse has been named the Big South Lacrosse Defensive Player of the Week for a second straight week, as announced by the league office on Tuesday afternoon.

McCaffrey is the first player in program history to garner Big South awards in back-to-back weeks. She totaled six ground balls, five caused turnovers, five draw controls and four goals for the week.

"I'm really excited for Bri to finally be recognized for her contributions on the field," stated Liberty Women's Lacrosse Head Coach Kelly Nangle. "She has grown a lot in her three years here and has become one of our most consistent and reliable players. I'm excited to watch her continue to grow and get better throughout this season."

The junior midfielder put together another two strong games on the road at Old Dominion and Richmond, last week. Against the Monarchs last Wednesday, she tallied a season-best four caused turnovers, two ground balls and three draw controls. On the offensive end, she scored two goals and added an assist.

Trailing 8-6 at halftime, McCaffrey and the Liberty defense limited ODU to four goals after intermission in a come-from-behind 14-12 triumph, the Lady Flames' third straight victory. All four of McCaffrey's caused turnovers came in the final 30 minutes of play. McCaffrey's second goal of the game put the game out of reach, giving the Lady Flames a 14-11 lead with 3:21 to play.

Last Saturday at Richmond, the junior midfielder scooped up four ground balls and added a caused turnover. The Boca Raton, Fla., native also scored two goals and won a pair of draw controls in the contest.

In six games this year, McCaffrey leads the team in caused turnovers (13) and ground balls (14). She is currently 17th in the country in caused turnovers per game (2.33). McCaffrey is also tied for second on the squad in points (14) and third in draw controls (17).

The Lady Flames (4-2) will have the week off from games before returning to their home field, next Tuesday against Butler at 3 p.m.