Kaestner Named BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week
April 6, 2009
Washington, D.C. - Junior Ashby Kaestner (Trappe, Md./Saints Peter and Paul) was named the BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week on Monday after a pair of outstanding performances. Teammate Bridget Noon (Annapolis, Md./St. Mary's) earned a spot on the BIG EAST Honor Roll for her efforts on the defensive end of the field. Georgetown defeated No. 7 Syracuse on Friday evening in four overtimes and downed Connecticut on Sunday to stay perfect in the conference.
The midfielder had six goals and one assist on the week including two scores in the win over Syracuse. Against the Orange, Kaestner hit an unassisted tally at 10:35 to tie it up after the Hoyas had trailed by as much as four goals. After holding Syracuse scoreless for the next 25 minutes, it was Kaestner again who connected on the free position shot with 12 seconds left in the fourth overtime for the 11-10 victory.
The junior also had four goals and one assist in the 19-8 victory over UConn on Sunday. For the week she had six ground balls, five draw controls and caused two turnovers. Kaestner was also named the WomensLax.com Player of the Week for her efforts. This was her second weekly award from the conference this season.
Noon led the defense that held Syracuse scoreless for almost an entire half of play. The senior had three caused turnovers and one ground ball against the Orange, but her biggest contribution was the six draw controls to help the Hoyas retain possession during a crucial stretch in the second half.
In the UConn game, Noon managed four ground balls, two draw controls and three caused turnovers.
No. 7/6 Georgetown is now 9-3 on the season and 4-0 in BIG EAST play. GU's win over Syracuse on Friday was the longest game in program history. It also marked the first contest ever played under the lights at Multi-Sport Field.
The Hoyas will travel to Louisville on Saturday for a 1 p.m., matchup against the Cardinals.