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2019 NAIA Women's Lacrosse Players of the Week No. 9

NAIA - Women's Lacrosse - Life (Ga.)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Jennifer Banks of Indiana Tech has been named the NAIA National Women's Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week and Julia Thompson of Life (Ga.) has been named the NAIA National Women's Lacrosse Defensive Player of the Week. The duo was chosen out of a pool of conference and group winners for their performances.

Offensive Player of the Week
Jennifer Banks, Indiana Tech
5-4, SR, Halifax, Nova Scotia  

  • Banks helped her team to a 2-0 week which closed out another undefeated season.
  • Weekly Stats
    • Totaled 15 goals, 7.5 average
    • Totaled three assists, 1.5 average
    • Totaled 21 shots with 19 on goal

Defensive Player of the Week
Julia Thompson, Life 
5-6, FR, G, Norcross, Ga.

  • Thompson helped her team to a win in the final game of the season over Shorter (Ga.).
  • Weekly Stats
    • Totaled 15 saves, 15 average
    • Save percentage 0.750
    • Also picked up three ground balls


Nominees: Avery Blackmon, Georgetown (Ky.); Katie Yarish, Reinhardt (Ga.); Jordan Anderson, Missouri Valley 

Sydney Davis, Indiana Tech; Shelby Gennaro, Reinhardt (Ga.); Jacie Willison, Missouri Valley



2018-19 Women's Lacrosse Composite Award Winners (Offensive, Defensive)

Week 1 (February 27): Jessica Covell, Keiser (Fla.), Alexandra Millican, Point (Ga.) 
Week 2 (March 06): Rachel Kidwell, Georgetown (Ky.), Avery Blackmon, Georgetown (Ky.) 
Week 3 (March 13): Bridgett Simmer, Life (Ga.), Jaclyn Berry, Cumberlands (Ky.) 
Week 4 (March 20): Olivia Stahl, SCAD Savannah (Ga.), Jaclyn Berry, Cumberlands (Ky.) 
Week 5 (March 27): Casey Monahan, Marian (Ind.), Aiyanah Simms, Ave Maria (Fla.) 
Week 6 (April 03): Bailey Childs, Indiana Tech, Gabby Moran, Clarke (Iowa) 
Week 7 (April 10): Emma Devereaux, SCAD Savannah (Ga.), Avery Blackmon, Georgetown (Ky.) 
Week 8 (April 17): Trinity Brown, Cumberlands (Ky.), Jordan Mitchell, SCAD Savannah (Ga.) 
Week 9 (April 24): Julia Thompson, Life (Ga.), Jennifer Banks, Indiana Tech

Invitational Information

NAIA Lacrosse Championship
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