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Lady Flames Lacrosse Sweeps ASUN Weekly Honors

February 19, 2019  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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White (left) and McCaffrey (right) collected ASUN weekly honors, Tuesday.

White (left) and McCaffrey (right) collected ASUN weekly honors, Tuesday.

The Liberty Lady Flames lacrosse team swept the ASUN weekly awards on Tuesday afternoon. Junior captain Carly White has been named the ASUN Lacrosse Player of the Week, and senior captain Brianna McCaffrey is the ASUN Defensive Player of the Week.

 "I'm really excited for Carly and Bri. They have been playing really well and doing a lot of small things for us," stated Liberty Women's Lacrosse Head Coach Kelly Nangle. "To see them recognized for their efforts makes me really happy for them. They have been really consistent and always give 100 percent, which makes us all better."

Liberty now has three weekly honorees in the first two weeks in its new conference, as White and McCaffrey join goalkeeper Katherine Widrick, last week's ASUN Defensive Player of the Week. White is the Lady Flames' first-ever ASUN Player of the Week.

White, a midfielder and native of Marietta, Ga., is receiving her first-ever conference player of the week honor. The junior scored four goals to go along with an assist and five points in two games, last week against Winthrop and No. 20 Notre Dame. She notched her 10th career hat trick in the Lady Flames' home opener against No. 20 Notre Dame on Sunday. Last Friday at Winthrop, White supplied one goal, one assist and three draw controls in a 10-5 victory over the Eagles.

The captain was a perfect 3-of-3 on free-position opportunities in those two games. She also had six ground balls and two caused turnovers on the week. White leads the Lady Flames with nine points through three games and shares the team lead with seven goals, which ranks tied for second in the ASUN.

McCaffrey, a midfielder who hails from Boca Raton, Fla., is receiving the fifth conference defensive player of the week recognition of her career after being named Big South Defensive Player of the Week four times in 2018. The senior was a disruptive force on defense in a pair of games last week with eight caused turnovers and eight ground balls.

She paced Liberty with four caused turnovers in each game, including a game-high four in Liberty's best-ever showing against a ranked foe, a 14-10 loss to No. 20 Notre Dame on Sunday. Through three games, McCaffrey leads the Lady Flames and the ASUN with nine caused turnovers. The midfielder is the program leader in career caused turnovers with 99.

The Lady Flames (2-1) will return to their home turf on Saturday, hosting the Elon Phoenix (1-1). First draw is scheduled for 1 p.m. at the Liberty Lacrosse Field.