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McCaffrey Earns 3rd Big South Defensive Player of the Week Recognition

March 27, 2018  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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McCaffrey has now received Big South Defensive Player of the Week three times, this season.

McCaffrey has now received Big South Defensive Player of the Week three times, this season.

Liberty junior midfielder Brianna McCaffrey has been named the Big South Lacrosse Defensive Player of the Week for a third time this season, as announced by the conference on Tuesday.

McCaffrey, who also garnered the recognition in back-to-back-weeks (Feb. 27, March 6), is the first Liberty player ever to garner either Big South Defensive or Offensive Player of the Week honors three times during the same season. Katy Pridemore was named Big South Freshman of the Week on three occasions in 2015 for the Lady Flames.

McCaffrey put together perhaps the best all-around week of her career in games at Arizona State and San Diego State, last week. She had 10 caused turnovers, nine ground balls, seven goals and seven draw controls in the two contests.

Last Tuesday at ASU, McCaffrey notched four caused turnovers, four goals (all after halftime), four ground balls and a draw control in the Lady Flames' 15-5 victory over the Sun Devils. McCaffrey and the Liberty defense, which leads the nation in caused turnovers per game (13.56), generated 16 caused turnovers on the evening, and ASU turned it over a total of 37 times.

On Friday evening at SDSU, McCaffrey set a new career high with six caused turnovers, tied for the second most in a single game in program history. She also contributed three goals, scooped up a game-high five ground balls and won a game-best six draw controls.

McCaffrey is now fifth nationally in caused turnovers per game (2.78) following her big week.

The Lady Flames (6-3) are back in action on their home turf tomorrow against William & Mary (4-5) at 6 p.m.