Davidson Lacrosse’s Dial Earns Another Rookie of the Week Award
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — Freshman Braeden Dial closed out an outstanding first year by claiming her fourth Atlantic 10 Women’s Lacrosse Rookie of the Week award for games played during the week of April 15-21, as announced recently by the league office.
The first-year attacker gave Davidson its 16th weekly award since joining the A-10 in 2014-15. Dial already is the first Wildcat in program history to win the rookie of the week four times in a season.
A native of New Canaan, Conn., Dial helped Davidson to a season-ending 21-2 win at home vs. St. Bonaventure, April 21, by tying her season highs with four goals, three assists and seven points. The first-year player had two goals and two assists in the second half when the Wildcats opened up a 17-1 lead on her fourth goal.
The seven-point week gave Dial a team-best 61 points and the four goals pushed her season total to a team-high 34, while she also led the team with 27 assists. The freshman had a team-high 92 shots and put 69 of those on goal, while going 8-of-18 on free-position shots, second-best on the team.
Davidson finished the season with an 8-9 overall record and went 2-7 in A-10 play.
A-10 Weekly Awards
Feb. 11- Delaney Guhman, Defensive Player of the Week
Feb. 18- Braeden Dial, Rookie of the Week
March 18- Braeden Dial, Rookie of the Week
April 1- Braeden Dial, Rookie of the Week
April 21- Braeden Dial, Rookie of the Week