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2018 NAIA Women's Lacrosse Players of the Week No. 8 (April 17)


By Katie Green, Manager of Athletic Communications and Media

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Avery Blackmon of Georgetown (Ky.) has been named the NAIA National Women’s Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week and Sam Vikstrom of Indiana Tech has been named the NAIA National Women’s Lacrosse Defensive Player of the Week, the national office announced Tuesday. The duo was selected based on their performances from April 9 - 15 and were chosen out of a pool of conference and unaffiliated group winners.

Offensive Player of the Week
Avery Blackmon, Georgetown
5-7, JR, M, Woodstock, Ga.

  • Blackmon led her team to two road victories over then-No. 10 Reinhardt (Ga.) and Truett McConnell (Ga.)
  • Weekly Stats
    • 13 goals, 6.5 average
    • 13 shots on goal, 6.5 average
    • Seven assists

Defensive Player of the Week
Sam Vikstrom, Indiana Tech
5-1, SR, M, Burnsville, Minn.

  • Vikstrom led her team in points, draw controls, ground balls and caused turnovers as the club notched its seventh and eighth consecutive games.
  • Weekly Stats
    • Nine caused turnovers
    • 14 ground balls
    • Also contributed five goals, nine draw controls and three assists

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Offensive Player of the Week Nominees: Kristina Scott, Indiana Tech; Sydney Knego, SCAD Savannah (Ga.); Payge Farewell, Missouri Valley 

Defensive Player of the Week Nominees: Elizabeth Zia, St. Ambrose (Iowa); Morgan McGhee, Reinhardt (Ga.); Madalyn Huber, Keiser (Fla.)


2017-18 Women's Lacrosse Composite Award Winners (Defensive, Offensive)

Week 1 (February 28): Alyssa Long, Lourdes (Ohio), Samantha Tullar, Cumberlands (Ky.)

Week 2 (March 07): Dallas Baker, St. Ambrose (Iowa), Samantha Tullar, Cumberlands (Ky.) 

Week 3 (March 14): Kyli Towner, Keiser (Fla.), Lizzie Darrow, Benedictine (Kan.) 

Week 4 (March 21): Marie Klonowski, Lawrence Tech (Mich.), Kiarah Thomas, Ottawa (Kan.) 

Week 5 (March 28): Isabelle Vickers, Lawrence Tech (Mich.), Shannon Flaherty, SCAD Savannah (Ga.) 

Week 6 (April 04): Emily Crump, Cumberlands (Ky.), Samantha Tullar, Cumberlands (Ky.) 

Week 7 (April 11): Sam Vikstrom, Indiana Tech, Jaclyn Berry, Cumberlands (Ky.) 

Week 8 (April 18): Sam Vikstrom, Indiana Tech, Avery Blackmon, Georgetown (Ky.)


Invitational Information

NAIA Lacrosse Championship
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