Wednesday April 9, 2014Gilroy, Fitzgerald Garner ALC Player of the Week Honors
Shannon Gilroy was named the American Lacrosse Conference Offensive Player of the Week for the third time this season, while Caroline Fitzgerald picked up her second ALC Rookie of the Week honor, as announced by the league office on Wednesday.
Gilroy scored seven goals to lead the Gators’ second-half rally to outlast No. 13 Johns Hopkins, 10-9, and remain undefeated in the ALC. All seven of Gilroy’s goals were scored in the second half, accounting for seven of the eight Florida points in the second stanza. The junior also scored her 200th career point and became UF’s sole leader on the career free-position goals leaderboard.
Fitzgerald helped lead the Florida defense and was instrumental in keeping No. 13 Johns Hopkins from a rally of its own as the Gators defeated the Blue Jays, 10-9, on Saturday. Fitzgerald helped shut down one of Hopkins’ top scoring threats while also notching two ground balls and two caused turnovers.
The Gators will return to Dizney Stadium on Sunday, April 13 to host the Vanderbilt Commodores in Florida’s final home game of the season. A senior day ceremony for Cara Canington and Krista Grabher will take place following the game.
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