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Lady Flames' McCaffrey Picks Up 3rd ASUN Defensive Player of Week Honor

April 2, 2019  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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McCaffrey is now a three-time ASUN Defensive Player of the Week.

McCaffrey is now a three-time ASUN Defensive Player of the Week.

Senior Brianna McCaffrey of the Liberty Lady Flames lacrosse squad has been honored as the ASUN Lacrosse Defensive Player of the Week, Tuesday.

McCaffrey is receiving the defensive player of the week recognition for a conference-best third time this year. She also received ASUN Player of the Week accolades on Feb. 26 and is the first player in the league to receive four weekly awards in 2019.

McCaffrey, a midfielder from Boca Raton, Fla., had three ground balls and a pair of caused turnovers in Liberty's 11-10 road victory at Coastal Carolina on Sunday. Her final caused turnover and ground ball came with 10:39 to play in a man-down situation with the Lady Flames trailing 10-9.

McCaffrey and the Lady Flames' defense limited the Chanticleers to zero shots and three turnovers in two man-up opportunities they had over the final 12-plus minutes of the contest. They also held Coastal Carolina without a goal over the final 16:56.

The Liberty senior also scored two first-half goals in the victory, her 22nd and 23rd goals of the season.

McCaffrey currently ranks second in the country in caused turnovers per game (3.50) for a Lady Flames team which leads the nation in the category as a team (16.33). The captain is currently the NCAA's active leader in career caused turnovers with 133 and ranks No. 16 in career ground balls (148).

McCaffrey has 42 caused turnovers on the year and is eight away from breaking the program record (49), which she set in 2018. She is also 37th in the country in ground balls per game (2.92).

The Lady Flames have now claimed a conference-best nine ASUN weekly awards in eight weeks, including five defensive player of the week honors and four player of the week selections.

McCaffrey and Liberty (10-2, 3-0 ASUN) have some time off before their next game, a home non-conference bout against the Arizona State Sun Devils, April 12. First draw from the Liberty Lacrosse Field will take place at 4 p.m.

Liberty's ASUN Conference Women's Lacrosse 2019 Weekly Winners
Feb. 12 – Goalkeeper Katherine Widrick – ASUN Defensive Player of the Week
Feb. 19 – Midfielder Brianna McCaffrey – ASUN Defensive Player of the Week
Feb. 19 – Midfielder Carly White – ASUN Player of the Week
Feb. 26 – Midfielder Brianna McCaffrey – ASUN Player of the Week
March 12 – Defender Sarah Steenson – ASUN Defensive Player of the Week
March 12 – Midfielder Carly White – ASUN Player of the Week
March 19 – Midfielder Brianna McCaffrey – ASUN Defensive Player of the Week
March 26 – Attacker Jenna Joyal – ASUN Co-Player of the Week
April 2 – Midfielder Brianna McCaffrey – ASUN Defensive Player of the Week