Dykstra named P.L. Defensive Player of the Week
Posted: 04/12/2010 | Last updated: July 14, 2010 at 01:08 PM
BETHLEHEM, Pa. – For the second time this season Lauren Dykstra has been named the Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week, it was announced on Monday. Dykstra totaled four caused turnovers, seven draw controls, three ground balls, and five goals in two games for the Mountain Hawks last week. For Dykstra this is the 11th time in her career she has received a weekly award from the Patriot League.
Dykstra began the week with a team-high four draw controls and one ground ball as well as two goals in the Mountain Hawks 14-13 loss to No. 18 Penn State on April 7 at home. The New Jersey native scored both of her goals in the second half to help lead Lehigh back from a two-goal deficit versus the Nittany Lions.
Dykstra then registered a season best four caused turnovers, to go along with two ground balls and three draw controls in Lehigh’s 14-7 victory over Holy Cross on April 10. The captain also scored three goals as she moved into sole possession of second place on Lehigh’s all-time goals scored list. Dykstra’s second goal of the game, which came on a free position shot, pushed her past former Lehigh standout Carla Juliani who scored 167 goals from 1985-88.
On the season Dykstra has registered multiple goals in every game but one and she leads the Mountain Hawks with 38 goals and 45 points. She has also caused ten turnovers, scooped up 33 ground balls and won 27 draw controls.
Dykstra and her Lehigh teammates return to action on Monday afternoon when they play host to Albany at the Ulrich Sports Complex. The opening draw control is set for 3:30 and all of the action can be seen live on Lehighsports.com.