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Tuesday February 25, 2014Grabher and Burgess Named ALC Players of the Week

Gainesville, Fla.

Senior defender Krista Grabher and freshman attack Sammi Burgess have been named the American Lacrosse Conference Defensive Player of the Week and Rookie of the Week, respectively. The honors, which come after Florida wins over James Madison and Cincinnati this week, were announced by the league office on Tuesday.


Grabher led a Gator defense that only allowed 14 points in two games, while the she recorded two ground balls and a draw control. Grabher held JMU’s Stephanie Finley to just three goals and Cincinnati’s Megan Bell to just two goals. Finley and Bell are both the leading scorers for their teams and Bell was coming off a six-goal game at Stetson. This marks the first time Grabher has grabbed an ALC weekly award.


Burgess earned her second ALC Rookie of the Week honor after she racked up 5 goals and 5 assists while grabbing four ground balls and a draw control as Florida defeated James Madison and Cincinnati this week. Burgess had two goals and two assists against James Madison, then tallied a career-high-tying three goals and a career-high three assists for a career-high six points on Sunday against Cincinnati. Burgess led the Gators this week with a total of 10 points.


Florida returns to action on Saturday, March 1 at 1 p.m., when the Gators take on No. 13/15 Stony Brook in Stony Brook, N.Y.


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