Dial Earns Second A10 Lacrosse Rookie of the Week Award
DAVIDSON, N.C. — For the second time this season, freshman Braeden Dial was named the Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week for women’s lacrosse for games played from March 11-17 as announced by the league office today.
Dial is the first Wildcat to win a weekly award twice this year and the first player in program history to earn the rookie of the week twice in a season since the Wildcats joined the A-10 in 2014-15. It also marks the 14th time overall Davidson has taken home one of the three weekly awards since joining the A-10.
The freshman from New Canaan, Conn., had a stellar outing last week vs. William & Mary. Dial recorded her third game this year with four goals and fired off a season-best 12 shots, 11 of which went on goal. Dial added two groundballs, a draw control, and one caused turnover.
The four-goal outing pushed her total to a team-best 16 on the season before Davidson faced Duke Monday afternoon. She also has 21 points with five assists. Her 54 shots and 39 on goal are a team best, while she has 11 groundballs overall on the year.
Davidson, fresh off playing Duke Monday afternoon, turns around and will host UMass and George Washington in its Atlantic 10 openers this weekend, March 22 & 24.