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Monday April 8, 2013Sydney DuPre Named ALC Rookie of the Week

Gainesville, Fla.

Freshman defender Sydney DuPre (Houston, Texas) has earned her third American Lacrosse Conference Rookie of the Week award for her performance against Johns Hopkins on Saturday, announced by the league on Monday.

 

DuPre was instrumental in the third-ranked Gators’ 19-9 win over Johns Hopkins on Saturday. She kept Hopkins attacker Jen Cook, one of five Hopkins players, scoreless and limited her to just one shot. The Houston native also picked up a ground ball, draw control and caused a turnover in the win helping Florida improve to 14-1 overall and 2-1 in league action.

 

In addition, DuPre was part of a defensive unit that allowed just 15 shots on the afternoon and held the Blue Jays scoreless for more than 16 minutes in the first half, taking a 8-4 lead at the break.  It also marked the 13th game of the season that UF has held their opponent to nine goals or less in a contest.

 

DuPre earned her third weekly nod, the most rookie of the week honors by any conference player this season.  Overall, Florida has won nine weekly honors, the most of any school in the ALC, and has had a winner in six of the past nine weeks.  

 

Florida is back in action on Sunday as it travels to Vanderbilt for its final regular season road trip of the season. Opening draw is set for 2 p.m. ET.

 

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2013 ALC Player of the Week Awards (Week-By-Week)

Date

Offensive

Defensive

Rookie

2/12

Alyssa Leonard, Northwestern

Mikey Meagher, Florida

Sydney DuPre, Florida

2/18

Taylor D’Amonte, Johns Hopkins

Emily Dohony, Florida

Sydney DuPre, Florida

2/25

Katie Chase, Ohio State

Taylor Thorton, Northwestern

Cian Dabrowski, Ohio State

3/5

Kelly Lechner, Penn State

Mikey Meagher, Florida

Dené Dimartino, Johns Hopkins

3/12

Shannon Gilroy, Florida

Gabrielle Filbotte, Northwestern

Christina Espoite, Northwestern

3/19

Erin Fitzgerald, Northwestern

Katie Guy, Penn State

Jenna Mosketti, Penn State

3/24

Shannon Gilroy, Florida

Kayla Stolins, Florida

Dené DiMartino, Johns Hopkins

4/1

Ali Cassera, Northwesterman

Colleen Shea, Penn State

Jenna Masketti, Penn State

4/8

Erin Fitzgerald, Northwestern

Tayler Kuzma, Ohio State

Sydney DuPre, Florida

 

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