Stanwick and Bernier Earn BIG EAST Women?s Lacrosse Player of the Week Awards


Providence, R.I. ? Georgetown University senior All-America attacker Wick Stanwick (Baltimore, Md./Notre Dame Prep) and sophomore midfielder Lauryn Bernier (Strafford, Pa./Conestoga) have been selected as BIG EAST Players of the Week for the week ending April 27.  Stanwick was tapped as co-Offensive Player of the Week, while Bernier was chosen as co-Defensive Player of the Week.  It marks the third time this season that Stanwick has garnered the award and the first time for Bernier.  Stanwick shares the offensive award with Danielle Shearer of Notre Dame, while Bernier was a co-winner with Rutgers? Kristin Checksfield.

Stanwick recorded back-to-back hat tricks, in addition to five assists, in Georgetown?s two victories last week.  In the 19-9 win over #9 Penn State on Wednesday, April 23, Stanwick scooped up three ground balls to go with three goals and three assists.  She then helped seal GU?s third-consecutive BIG EAST title with three goals, two assists and three ground balls in the Hoyas? 15-9 victory over Connecticut on Sunday, April 27. Stanwick leads Georgetown in scoring this season with 41 goals and 15 assists for 56 points. 

Bernier also recorded two strong performances in the Hoyas? two wins.  Against Penn State, Bernier grabbed three ground balls and posted three caused turnovers.  In GU?s sixth league win of the season, against Connecticut, she tallied four ground balls, one draw control and two caused turnovers.  Bernier?s stats for the 2003 season include 15 points (10G, 5A), 40 ground balls, 23 caused turnovers and 13 draw controls. 

Georgetown, under the direction of Head Coach Kim Simons, has an overall record of 12-3.  The Hoyas? perfect 6-0 record earned the program its third-straight conference title as well as its sixth-consecutive trip to the NCAA Tournament.



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