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    Prolific Fitzgerald Named ALC Offensive Player of the Week

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    Erin Fitzgerald leads NU with 39 goals and twice has been named ALC Offensive Player of the Week.

    NUSPORTSDOTCOM
    Erin Fitzgerald leads NU with 39 goals and twice has been named ALC Offensive Player of the Week.
    NUSPORTSDOTCOM

    April 8, 2013

    EVANSTON, Ill. -- Another big week for senior attacker Erin Fitzgerald (Mt. Sinai, N.Y./Mt. Sinai) earned her her second American Lacrosse Conference Offensive Player of the Week honor, the league announced Monday.

    Fitzgerald once again was the catalyst for Northwestern's attack in a pair of hard-fought victories last week, first an 11-3 win over eighth-ranked Penn State followed by an 11-6 comeback win at No. 11 Virginia. Fitzgerald scored four goals -- three of which came off free position attempts -- against the Nittany Lions, while in Charlottesville Fitzgerald scored a trio of second-half goals during a game-changing 8-1 Wildcats run.

    Fitzgerald's eight points in two games leave her just five points shy of becoming the 13th player in program history to reach 200 for her career. Her 170 career goals have her within four of matching Hannah Nielsen (2006-09) for ninth on Northwestern's all-time list.

    Also honored by the ALC this week were Defensive Player of the Week Tayler Kuzma of Ohio State and Freshman of the Week Sydney DuPre of Florida.

    Fitzgerald and Northwestern (11-1) are back in action at Lakeside Field this weekend when they host Duke at 7 p.m. Friday and Stanford at 1 p.m. Sunday.

     

     

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