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Lady Flames' White Selected as ASUN Defensive Player of the Week

April 30, 2019  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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White is Liberty's 10th ASUN weekly award honoree, this spring.

White is Liberty's 10th ASUN weekly award honoree, this spring.

Liberty junior midfielder Carly White has been named the ASUN Lacrosse Defensive Player of the Week on Tuesday afternoon.

White is receiving her first defensive player of the week recognition this season and third overall honor. She was also recognized as the ASUN Player of the Week twice (Feb. 19, March 12). White is Liberty's conference-leading 10th ASUN weekly award recipient. The Lady Flames have now received 10 weekly honors each of the past two seasons (also while in the Big South Conference in 2018).

White tallied four ground balls and three caused turnovers in a pair of Lady Flames wins last week over Kent State (23-6 on Wednesday) and Howard (22-0 on Friday). The junior had two caused turnovers and two ground balls to go along with a goal, two assists, and four draw controls in the road win against the Golden Flashes. On Friday against the Howard Bison, White recorded a pair of ground balls and one caused turnover.

The junior captain paces all Lady Flames in ground balls with 60 and ranks third on the team with 24 caused turnovers. She ranks third in the country in ground balls per game (3.53) and No. 13 in free-position percentage (.632). White also leads the team in points (57), shares the team lead in both goals (33) and assists (24) and ranks second on the squad in draw controls (67).

White and the Lady Flames (13-4, 5-1 ASUN) are currently preparing for the 2019 ASUN Lacrosse Championship, which will be held on Thursday and Saturday at Coastal Carolina's Brooks Stadium in Conway, S.C. Liberty, which has matched a program record with 13 victories this season, is the No. 2 seed for the conference tournament and will square off with No. 3 seed and tournament host Coastal Carolina (12-5, 4-2 ASUN). First draw is set for 4 p.m. on Thursday.

Thursday's other semifinal pits No. 1 seed and regular-season champion Jacksonville (14-3, 6-0 ASUN) against No. 4 seed Kennesaw State (8-9, 3-3 ASUN) at 1 p.m. The winners of the semifinal games will meet in the title game, Saturday at 1 p.m. All three ASUN Lacrosse Championship games will be carried live on ESPN+.

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
April 30 – Midfielder Carly White – ASUN Defensive Player of the Week