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    Fitzgerald Named ALC Offensive Player of the Week

    NUSPORTSDOTCOM Erin Fitzgerald was named ALC Offensive Player of the Week after accumulating 21 goals in her last four games.
    NUSPORTSDOTCOM
    Erin Fitzgerald was named ALC Offensive Player of the Week after accumulating 21 goals in her last four games.
    NUSPORTSDOTCOM

    March 20, 2013

    EVANSTON, Ill. -- Following four straight games with at least five goals -- the latest a career-best effort of six goals and seven points -- Northwestern senior Erin Fitzgerald was named the American Lacrosse Conference Offensive Player of the Week Tuesday evening.

    Fitzgerald's career day Saturday led the Wildcats to a 16-3 victory over visiting Harvard, with the NU senior scoring three straight goals early in the second half to put the game out of reach for Northwestern. She also continued to put in work in the midfield, causing two turnovers and scooping up a career-best five ground balls against the Crimson.

    Earlier in the week, Fitzgerald netted five goals to lift the Wildcats to a gutty 15-12 road victory over 20th-ranked Navy.

    Fitzgerald has moved into 10th place on Northwestern's career goals list with 158 and is now 18 points shy of becoming the 13th member of NU's 200 career points club.

    Fitzgerald, who is the fifth Wildcat to earn an ALC weekly award this season, joined Penn State's Katie Guy (Defensive) and Jenna Mosketti (Rookie) as the conference's Players of the Week on Tuesday.

    Fourth-ranked Northwestern (7-1) will be back in action on Wednesday, March 27, when it hosts ALC foe Ohio State at 5:30 p.m. at Lakeside Field. The game will air live on the Big Ten Network.

     

     

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