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Caroline McBride - Track & Field

Week Ending May 13, 2012

One the women's side, one performance stood out among four who earned All-New England honors over the weekend with Ace naming junior Caroline McBride (North Reading, Mass./North Reading) of the women's track and field team as Stonehill's Female Student-Athlete of the Week. McBride placed second overall in the 10,000-meter run at the New England Championships over the weekend with a time of 37:31.77 shattering the school record in the event. McBride earns All-New England honors for the first time in her career by breaking her previous program best of 37:40.01 which she set at the Skyhawk Invitational on April 14 earlier this season. She was also honored earlier this week with All-East Region honors for both the 10,000 and 5000-meter runs.

Week Ending May 6, 2012

After posting a pair of All-Conference performances over the weekend, Ace's decision to name freshman Maria Curit (Biddeford, Maine/Biddeford) as the Stonehill Female Student-Athlete of the Week was a pretty straight forward one. Curit shattered her school record in the 400-meter dash with a first place finish in 56.58-seconds. Curit, who earns NE-10 All-Conference honors with her performance, broke her previous mark of 57.58-seconds set on April 14 at the Skyhawk Invitational. Curit also earned All-Northeast-10 in the long jump as she placed second overall with a leap of 18-feet and 3.25-inches to break her own school record in the event. She was also part of Stonehill's 4x400-meter relay team that finished third with a time of 3:54.44. It marks the sixth Ace's Athlete of the Week selection for Curit during her freshman year.

Week Ending April 29, 2012

It's not very often that a Stonehill team gets to compete in front of 40,000 fans, and to do so and then thrive in the situation is certainly worthy of recognition as Ace has opted to name the entire women's 4x800-meter relay team as the Stonehill Female Student-Athlete of the Week. Freshman Maria Curit (Biddeford, Maine/Biddeford), senior Jill Alves(Whitman, Mass./Whitman-Hanson), freshman Sarah Wilson (West Suffield, Conn./Suffield) and senior Christen Carrier (Manchester, N.H./Manchester Central) teamed up to break school record by more than ten seconds with a 13th place showing at the 177th edition of the Penn Relays in Philadelphia on Saturday afternoon. Curit opened up the relay with a split of 2:19.5, Alves followed and posted the fastest split on the squad running the second-leg in 2:16.6, Wilson ran the third-leg in 2:18 and Carrier capped off the record breaking run with a 2:17.1 split as the anchor-leg for a total time of 9:11.51. The Skyhawks shattered the previous 4x800-relay record of 9:26.14 set  on May 9, 2009 at the New England Championships.

Week Ending April 22, 2012

Several strong candidates on the women's side, but one shined through just a little extra and Ace has named senior captain Samantha Lynott (Holbrook, N.Y./East Sachem) from the 7th-ranked women's lacrosse team as the Stonehill Female Student-Athlete of the Week. Lynott led Stonehill to a 2-1 week as she totaled 12 goals and six assists for 18 points, including the 200th of her career. She also contributed nine ground balls, eight draw controls and six caused turnovers for the week. Lynott led the Skyhawks to a 26-10 win over Southern New Hampshire with a season-high five goals and three assists for a season-best eight points, collecting her 200th point with her third goal of the contest to put the hosts up a goal with 13:14 to play in the first half. She followed that up with four goals and an assist in Saturday's tough 15-13 setback at 5th-ranked LIU-C.W. Post and then contributed three goals and two assists in Sunday's 19-9 triumph over 15th-ranked Queens (N.Y.) College. Lynott was also named the NE-10 Player of the Week for her efforts.

Week Ending April 15, 2012

Another tough week on the women's side as well with several worthy candidates, and Ace has named freshman Maria Curit (Biddeford, Maine/Biddeford) from the track and field team as the Stonehill Female Student-Athlete of the Week. Curit led Stonehill to a second place finish at its Skyhawks Invitational on Saturday as she broke two school records, one facility record (4x800-meters), and earned three first place finishes. She established a new school record in the 400-meter run with a time of 57.58-seconds and also eclipsed the long jump record with a leap of 17-feet and 11.75-inches. Curit ran the lead leg of the 4x800-meter relay, helping the Skyhawks finish first overall with a new facility record in 9:32.53. Curit, who also earned NE-10 Rookie of the Week honors for track and field, collects Ace's top honors for the fourth time this year.

Week Ending April 8, 2012

Week after week, the choices just don't get any easier, but Ace has named junior Cassandra Lorusso (Wrentham, Mass./Dana Hall School) from the equestrian team as the Stonehill Female Student-Athlete of the Week. Lorusso highlighted Stonehill's efforts at the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) Zone 1 Championships at Mount Holyoke as she qualified for nationals next month in Raleigh, N.C., by winning the individual Zone 1 open fences championship. She had previously earned a trip to nationals as the IHSA Zone 1, Region 4, Cacchione Cup representative to compete for national rider of the year honors. She places second among the four Zone 1 Cacchione Cup qualifiers in a tune up competition over the weekend and also placed third in the individual open flat. Lorusso also led the Skyhawks in the team competition by placing second for open fences and open flat. It marks the third time Lorusso has earned Ace's Athlete of the Week honors this year. 

Week Ending April 1, 2012

Two tough calls for the honors this week, but on the women's side, Ace has selected junior Heather Sullivan (Andover, Mass./Andover) from the 6th-ranked women's lacrosse team as the Stonehill Female Student-Athlete of the Week. Sullivan led the Skyhawks to a 3-0 week, including a pair of wins over ranked opponents, with 11 goals and two assists for a team-best 13 points to go with four draw controls. She registered seven points with five goals and two assists in Tuesday's 17-8 win at 8th-ranked Bentley. Sullivan added five goals in Thursday's 18-5 verdict at American International and then chipped in a goal in Saturday's huge 13-12 decision at 7th-ranked New Haven. It marks the second time this season Sullivan has earned Ace's top weekly award.

Week Ending March 25, 2012

With the spring season now in full swing, the selections don't get any easier and this week was no exception. Ace has named senior captain Amy Toegemann (Narragansett, R.I./The Lincoln School) from the women's tennis team as the Stonehill Female Student-Athlete of the Week. Toegemann posted a combined 5-0 record in singles and doubles play to lead the Skyhawks to a 3-0 week. She was 2-0 at No. 1 singles and teamed up with sophomore Kaitlyn Martin to post a 3-0 clip at No. 3 doubles. Toegemann was a double-winner in Stonehill's 8-1 victory over Division I College of the Holy Cross on Tuesday and was also a double-winner against Assumption on Sunday, including  her 100th overall collegiate victory after combining with Martin for an 8-1 doubles win. Toegemann and Martin also coasted to an 8-0 doubles victory in Saturday's win at American International College. Toegemann, who was also named the NE-10 Player of the Week, collects Ace's top honors for the first time. 

Week Ending March 18, 2012

A tough choice on the women's side, but one performance was just too tough to ignore and Ace has named junior Nicole Eisenmann (East Bridgewater, Mass./East Bridgewater) from the softball team as the Stonehill Female Student-Athlete of the Week. Eisenmann led Stonehill to a 6-2 week overall during its annual spring break trip hitting .583, with a .655 on base percentage and slugging 1.042 with five doubles, two home runs and nine runs batted in. Eisenmann also hit .636 with runners on base, including .556 with runners in scoring position, .417 with two outs and notched three two-out RBI. In the field, Eisenmann was perfect in 27 chances. On Saturday in an 8-2 win against New York Tech, Eisenmann fell a triple short of the cycle going 3-for-3 with two runs scored and two runs batted in. Eisenmann has also hit safely in six consecutive games. Eisenmann, who earned Ace's Athlete of the Week honors for the first time this season, was also named the NE-10 Player of the Week for her efforts.

 Week Ending March 11, 2012

Spring break is upon us, which means all the spring sports are getting into the swing of things and to ring in the season, Ace has named junior attack Heather Sullivan (Andover, Mass./Andover) from the No. 8-ranked women's lacrosse team as the Stonehill Female Student-Athlete of the Week. Sullivan keyed the Skyhawks come-from-behind 12-11 season-opening triumph at No. 13 Dowling College on Wednesday. She scored three second half goals to go with a ground ball and two draw controls in the victory. Sullivan's second goal knotted the score with 8:34 left in the second half before netting the gamewinner with 5:35 to go.

Week Ending February 26, 2012

The winter/spring crossover has begun and on any other week, any number of people could have taken this award with the quality of candidates this week. However, one performance is just too tough to ignore as Ace has named junior Cassandra Lorusso (Wrentham, Mass./Dana Hall School) from the equestrian team as the Stonehill Female Student-Athlete of the Week. Lorusso helped the Skyhawks extend their lead atop the IHSA Zone 1, Region 4 standings to a commanding 22 points with their two high point team performances at shows hosted by Boston College and Wellesley over the weekend. Lorusso earned high point rider honors at both events collecting blue ribbons in her open fences and flat classes on Saturday and Sunday. It marks the second time this year Lorusso has been named Ace's Student-Athlete of the Week.

Week Ending February 19, 2012

With its phenomenal showing at the Northeast-10 Conference Indoor Championships on Saturday, the women's track and field team produced its fair share of candidates, but Ace has chosen senior captain Jill Alves (Whitman, Mass./Whitman-Hanson) as the Stonehill Female Student-Athlete of the Week. Alves helped lead the Skyhawks to a runner-up finish at the Championships and successfully defended her individual title in the 1,000 meter run by winning the event with a time of 3:00.96. Alves also ran the lead leg of Stonehill’s conference championship record setting 4x800 meter relay team earning two All-Conference honors on Saturday. It marks her first Ace's Student-Athlete of the Week award of her senior year, but fourth of her career.

Week Ending February 12, 2012

Some weeks are an easier decision than others, well this is one of those week with Ace naming freshman Maria Curit (Biddeford, Maine/Biddeford) from the track and field team as the Stonehill Female Student-Athlete of the Week. Curit broke an eight-year-old program record and provisionally qualified for the NCAA Championships in the 400 meters with a time of 57.46 on Friday night at the Boston University Valentine Invitational. Curit was also a member of Stonehill's distance medley relay team that established a new school record and provisionally qualified for the NCAA's in 12:03.47 on day two of the BU Valentine Invitational on Saturday afternoon. She is the first female-student athlete for Stonehill's indoor track and field team to provisionally qualify for the NCAA National Championships since Dana DeIngenis in 2007. Curit posted a time of 59-seconds in the 400-meter second leg of Saturday's DMR. Curit, who earns Ace's Athlete of the Week honors for the third time in her freshman season, was also named the NE-10 Track Athlete and Rookie of the Week for her efforts.

Week Ending February 5, 2012

A tough choice again this week with some very deserving candidates and Ace has centered in on sophomore Chelsea Bishop (Suffield, Conn./Suffield) from the track and field team as the Stonehill Female Student-Athlete of the Week. Bishop highlighted the Skyhawks efforts at the Tufts Stampede taking first place in the 5,000 meter run with a time of 18:42.31. Bishop earned a spot on the NE-10 weekly honor roll for her efforts in addition to collecting top honors from Ace for the first time in her career.

 

Week Ending January 29, 2012

Apologies as we have lost track of time a bit this week, but better late than never to announce that Ace has named sophomore forward Asia Ewing (Westford, Mass./Westford Academy) as the Stonehill Female Student-Athlete of the Week. Ewing averaged a double-double with 17 points and 10.5 rebounds in a 2-0 week for the Skyhawks. She shot 59.3 percent (16-for-27) from the field and averaged four assists and two steals. She scored a career-high 22 points on 10-of-16 shooting with eight rebounds and five assists in Wednesday’s win at Adelphi. She followed that up by posting her seventh double-double of the season with 12 points (6-11 FG) and a career-high 13 rebounds with four steals, three assists and two blocked shots in Saturday’s upset winover Pace. Ewing earns the weekly award for the third time this season and second in the last three weeks.

Week Ending January 22, 2012

The winter season is back in full swing with indoor track & field returning to action over the weekend and Ace has named freshman Maria Curit (Biddeford, Maine/Biddeford) as the Stonehill Female Student-Athlete of the Week for the second time this season after her standout performances in three events for the Skyhawks at Saturday's University of New Hampshire Quad Meet. Curit earned her first career collegiate win in the 400 meters with her a career best time of 1:00.65. She also helped Stonehill to a second-place finish in the 4x400 meter relay in 4:07.44 as the lead leg of the event. Curit also placed fourth overall in the long jump with a mark of 16-feet and 7.75-inches, an inch shy of her career personal best. She also earned NE-10 Rookie of the Week honors for both Track and Field.

Week Ending January 15, 2012

The students are back on campus, meaning spring is just around the corner, but the winter sports teams are still in full swing with Ace naming sophomore forward Asia Ewing (Westford, Mass./Westford Academy) from the women's basketball team as the Stonehill Female Student-Athlete of the Week. Ewing averaged a double-double with 12.5 points and ten rebounds to go with three assists and 1.5 steals per game in a 1-1 week for the Skyhawks. She made 5-of-7 three-pointers and converted all four free-throw attempts for the week. Ewing led Stonehill to a 77-56 victory over Le Moyne with 15 points, shooting 3-for-5 from deep, ten rebounds and four assists after posting ten points, ten rebounds, two assists and two steals at No. 20 Assumption.

Week Ending January 8, 2012

Slowly returning back to full swing for the athletics department after the holiday break and Ace marks the return to action by the women's basketball team by naming senior Priscilla Dodoo (Worcester, Mass./Burncoat) being named the Stonehill Female Student-Athlete of the Week. Dodoo averaged 13 points, 5.5 rebounds, two steals and an assist in a 1-1 week for the Skyhawks. She made 58.8-percent of her shots from the field, including 2-for-3 (66.7%) from three-point range, while converting all four free-throw attempts for the week. Dodoo led Stonehill past New Haven on Tuesday with a career-high 22 points as she made 8-of-10 shots from the field, including 2-for-3 from three-point range, and converted all four free-throw attempts, to go with a team-high eight rebounds, two steals and a blocked shot over 28 minutes.

Week Ending December 18, 2011

The fall semester has come to a close with just one womens team in action last week, but this week's selection to before a little holiday down time is no less deserving, as Ace has named sophomore guard Mary Louise Dixon (Wellesley, Mass./Wellesley) from the women's basketball team as Stonehill's Female Student-Athlete of the Week. Dixon earns the weekly honor for the second time this season after leading the Skyhawks to a 65-61 win at Bridgeport on Tuesday with a game-high 19 points on 4-of-7 shooting from the field while converting 10-of-12 free-throws. She also totaled a team-high seven rebounds, three assists and three steals in 28 minutes.

Week Ending December 11, 2011

Ace has drawn from a strong performance from the women's track and field program by naming freshman Maria Curit (Biddeford, Maine/Biddeford) as Stonehill's Female Student-Athlete of the Week. Curit took first place in the long jump with her leap of 16-feet and 8.75-inches to help lead Stonehill to the team title at Saturday's Reggie Poyau Memorial Invitational at Brandeis University. She also took third in the 200-meter dash in 26.21-seconds and was part of the Skyhawks 4x400 meter relay team that finished third in 4:11.80. Curit earned NE-10 Rookie of the Week honors following her efforts in her collegiate debut at the Jay Carisella Invitational, finishing fourth in the 400 meter dash and third with the 4x400 relay. 

Week Ending December 4, 2011

The winter sports season is in full swing now and the nominees are plentiful, but Ace has named senior Christen Carrier (Manchester, N.H./Manchester Central), from the track and field program, as the Stonehill Female Student-Athlete of the Week. Carrier posted the team's top individual performance at Saturday's season-opening Jay Carisella Invitational, hosted by Northeastern, taking first place in the 500-meter dash with a time of 1:19.09. She also ran the anchor leg of Stonehill's third place 4x400 meter relay team that posted a time of 4:08.16. 

Week Ending November 27, 2011

Ace has named sophomore forward Asia Ewing (Westford, Mass./Westford Academy) from the women's basketball team as the Stonehill Female Student-Athlete of the Week. Ewing averaged 12.5 points, 9.5 rebounds, 1.5 steals and an assist in a pair of games for the Skyhawks. She posted her second double-double of the season with 11 points and ten rebounds to go with an assist and steal in Sunday's 81-70 victory over Merrimack. She contributed 14 points, nine rebounds and two steals at #17 Franklin Pierce on Tuesday.

Week Ending November 20, 2011

Ace has named sophomore guard Mary Louise Dixon (Wellesley, Mass./Wellesley) from the women's basketball team as the Stonehill Female Student-Athlete of the Week. Dixon averaged 16 points, 8.3 rebounds, 6.7 assists and 2.0 steals in a 2-1, shooting 12-for-15 (80%) from the free-throw line and totaling 20 assists with just four turnovers while averaging 38 minutes per game. She posted a team-high 18 points to go with eight rebounds, five assists and three steals in Saturday's 72-71 comeback win over Molloy and then grabbed a career-best 12 rebounds to go with eight assists, seven points and two steals in Friday's win over Caldwell. Dixon also netted a season-high 23 points to go with seven assists, five rebounds and a steal at Saint Anselm on Wednesday.

Week Ending November 13, 2011

Ace has named junior libero Erin Kelly (Tinley Park, Ill./Marist) from the volleyball team as the Stonehill Female Student-Athlete of the Week. Kelly earned All-Tournament team honors at the Northeast-10 Conference Championships as she recorded 37 digs (5.29 per set), six assists and four service aces to help the Skyhawks advance to the semifinal round for the sixth time in program history. She posted 19 digs and four service aces in Tuesday's NE-10 Quarterfinal win over Southern Connecticut State and followed that up with 18 digs and four assists in the semifinal round matchup with Adelphi. The Skyhawks have earned the first NCAA Tournament bid in program history and will face Adelphi again Thursday night at 7:30 p.m., in West Haven, Conn.

Week Ending November 6, 2011

Lots of good competition for athlete of the week honors once again, but Ace has named senior captain Maura Ferrarini (Springfield, Mass./Cathedral) from the Northeast-10 Conference and East Regional champion cross country team the Stonehill Female Student-Athlete of the Week. Ferrarini placed eighth overall at the NCAA Division II East Regionals on Sunday at Franklin Park, leading the Skyhawks to a third-straight Regional Championship. She completed the six kilometer course in 23:12 in guiding Stonehill to its tenth East Regional title. It marks the second time Ferrarini has been Athlete of the Week and fifth of her career.

Week Ending October 30, 2011

Ace has named junior Cassandra Lorusso (Wrentham, Mass./Dana Hall School) from the equestrian team as the Stonehill Female Student-Athlete of the Week. Lorusso earns the honors for the first time this fall, second in her career, after winning three blue ribbons for the Skyhawks on the weekend and now leads the Cacchione Cup standings for the region. Cacchione Cup competitors are eligible to compete in the "National Rider of the Year" competition at the IHSA Nationals in May. Lorusso placed first in her open flat class at BU on Saturday, while finishing second in open fences. She was high point rider at Stonehill's home show on Sunday with blue ribbons for open fences and flat. 

Week Ending October 23, 2011

To the victors go the spoils as Stonehill's first two Conference Championships of the year are represented with Ace naming senior captain Maura Ferrarini (Springfield, Mass./Cathedral) from the Northeast-10 Champion women's cross country team as the Stonehill Female Student-Athlete of the Week. She paced the Skyhawks to their third-straight NE-10 Championship on Sunday and tenth in program history overall with a third place finish overall. Ferrarini completed the five kilometer course in 18:12.58 to earn first team All-Northeast-10 honors, marking the second-straight year she has earned All-Conference honors. She led a list of nine All-Conference runners for Stonehill overall. While it marks the first time this season Ferrarini has earned Ace's top Athlete of the Week honor, it is the fourth of her career.

Week Ending October 16, 2011

As the volleyball keeps rolling, so do the accolades as Ace has named senior outside hitter Laura Huselton (Penfield, N.Y./Penfield) the Stonehill Female Student-Athlete of the Week, marking the fourth time a volleyball player has earned the award this season. Huselton led the NE-10 leading Skyhawks to a 3-0 week as she averaged 2.50 kills, 2.21 digs, 0.21 service aces and 0.14 blocks per set. She hit .175 for the week and also chipped in with a pair of assists. She posted 17 kills, four digs and an ace in Sunday's 3-1 win at Le Moyne after contributing 15 kills, nine digs and three aces in Saturday's victory at Saint Rose.

Week Ending October 9, 2011

Several worthy candidates once again on the women's side, but Ace has chosen senior All-America forward Kathryn Nelson (Shrewsbury, Mass./Shrewsbury) from the field hockey team as the Stonehill Female Student-Athlete of the Week. Nelson scored her second hat trick of the season to lead the Skyhawks to a 5-0 victory over Assumption on Saturday. She scored three straight goals to push Stonehill’s lead from 1-0 to 4-0 in the second half and with her six points on the afternoon, went over 90 career points with 94, and her 42 career goals are good for a tie for third place in program history.

Week Ending October 2, 2011

The red hot volleyball team is in Ace's crosshairs again this week with Ace naming freshman setter Emily Iverson (Elmhurst, Ill./York) as the Stonehill Female Student-Athlete of the Week. While it marks the first time Iverson has earned Ace's weekly award it marks the third time in the last four weeks a volleyball player has received the award. She averaged 10.3 assists per set in a 3-0 week for the Skyhawks. In a 3-1 win over Assump­tion, Iverson filled the stat sheet by posting 42 assists, four kills and 12 digs. The freshman setter compiled 103 assists, 10 kills, 21 digs, one service ace and three blocks for the week. Iverson is a four time NE-10 Rookie of the Week after collecting the honors again this week for Stonehill. She has also earned NE-10 Setter of the Week accolades.

Week Ending September 25, 2011

We have our first two time winner as Ace has named sophomore outside hitter Sydney Maxey (Hutto, Texas/Hutto) from the volleyball team as the Stonehill Female Student-Athlete of the Week. Maxey guided the Skyhawks offense in a 1-1 week overall, compiling 5.75 kills per set and 4.13 digs per set in two matches played (eight total sets). In a 3-2 loss to Bridgeport, Maxey filled the stat sheet with 31 kills on 66 attempts, with just four errors, for a .409 hitting per­centage and 24 digs. She followed that up with 15 kills, hitting .387 with nine digs in Saturday's 3-0 sweep of Saint Michael's. Overall on the week, the sophomore outside hitter notched 46 kills, a .402 hitting percentage and 33 digs to go along with three assists and four total blocks. Maxey was also named the NE-10 Player of the Week for the second time this season for her efforts. Click here to view Maxey's VolleyBlog.

Week Ending September 18, 2011

A very heated race on the women's side this week, but Ace is impressed with a very long shutout streak and names sophomore goalkeeper Amy Wheaton (Dartmouth, Mass./Dartmouth) from the women's soccer team as the Stonehill Female Student-Athlete of the Week. Wheaton didn't yield a goal in 205 minutes of action in a 1-0-1 week for the Skyhawks, extending her scoreless streak to 340 minutes. She made five key saves in the Skyhawks 0-0 double overtime draw with UMass Lowell, ranked fifth in the East Region, on Wednesday and then followed that up with a season-high eight stops in Saturday's 1-0 overtime win at Pace. Wheaton was named the NE-10 Goalkeeper of the Week for her efforts.

Week Ending September 11, 2011

One performance in leading her team to a 5-0 week rose to the top from a few worthy candidates with Ace naming sophomore outside hitter Sydney Maxey (Hutto, Texas/Hutto) from the volleyball team as the Stonehill Female Student-Athlete of the Week. Maxey led the Skyhawks to the perfect week, which included a 4-0 clip at the West Chester University RAMfest over the weekend, by averaging 3.20 kills with a .373 hitting percentage, 0.67 service aces, 3.00 digs and 0.33 blocks per game. She posted 12 kills in back-to-back three set wins over Chestnut Hill and Philadelphia, and didn't commit an attack error as she hit .857 with eight digs, two aces and a block assist in the 3-0 win over Chestnut Hill. She contributed 12 kills, nine digs and an ace against Philadelphia and registered 11 kills, 13 digs, two aces and two blocks in a 3-1 win over C.W. Post to conclude the weekend. Maxey was named the NE-10 Player of the Week for her efforts. Click here to view Maxey's VolleyBlog.

Week Ending September 4, 2011

Welcome back to another exciting year in Stonehill College Athletics! Ace enjoyed some much needed rest and relaxation over the summer months and has returned to announce that senior forward Alexandra Murphy (Weymouth, Mass./Weymouth), from the women's soccer team, is the first Stonehill Female Student-Athlete of the Week for the new academic year. Murphy led a Skyhawks offense that posted ten goals over the weekend netting a hat-trick and dishing out one assist in a 5-0 victory over Nyack last Friday. On the following day against Caldwell, the senior forward set up the game-winning goal in another 5-0 triumph. Murphy was also named the Northeast-10 Conference Player of the Week for her efforts.