UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- After helping the Nittany Lion women's lacrosse team to victories against Duquesne and then-No. 6/8 Virginia, sophomore midfielder Kelly Lechner (Silver Spring, Md.) has been named the WomensLax.com Player of the Week, the outlet announced Monday (March 4).
A first-time honoree, Lechner recorded eight points (5g, 3a) as the Nittany Lions (3-1) dispatched the Dukes, 16-9, Feb. 27 before securing a 15-14 upset victory against the sixth-ranked Cavaliers March 3. Against Duquesne, the sophomore matched her career high with three goals, while also adding an assist, and collected a ground ball, draw control and caused turnover.
In the Nittany Lions' victory against Virginia, the Silver Spring, Md., native notched her second straight four-point game, which also matched a personal high. Lechner collected two goals and two assists, as well as five draw controls, two ground balls and a caused turnover.
The midfielder accumulated three second-half points (2g, 1a), including points on back-to-back markers as Penn State extended its lead to 14-12.
Lechner and the No. 9 Nittany Lions will return to action Wednesday, March 6 when they host James Madison. Opening draw at Holuba Hall is set at 4 p.m.