By Spencer Scheve, Athletics Communications and Media Intern
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Jasmine Hickman of Tennessee Wesleyan was selected as this week’s NAIA Women’s Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week, while Marie Klonowski of Lawrence Tech (Mich.) is this week’s National Defensive Player of the Week. They were selected for their performances during the week of March 6 – 12 and were chosen out of the conference and Association of Independent Institutions award winners.
Offensive Player of the Week
Jasmine Hickman, Tennessee Wesleyan
Sr., M/D, Sevierville, Tenn.
• During a 1-2 week for the Bulldogs, Hickman earned 15 goals and tallied four assists.
• Against then-No. 1 SCAD Savannah (Ga.), Hickman recorded four goals and two assists on only six shots.
• In the next game against Missouri Valley, Hickman netted six of the Bulldogs 13 goals, which gave Tennessee its fourth win of the season.
• Hickman is ranked No. 1 in the NAIA in goals (37) and goals per game (5.29).
Defensive Player of the Week
Marie Klonowski, Lawrence Tech (Mich.)
So., GK, Gurnee, Ill.
• Went 2-0 in that cage for the Blue Devils, including wins over Keiser (Fla.) and then-No. 6 Ave Maria (Fla.).
• Recorded 10 saves against Keiser’s 15 shots on goal to win 12-5 and logged 14 saves on 25 shots on goal against Ave Maria.
• Earned her a save percentage of .614 for the week.
• Ranks No. 7 in the NAIA in saves per game (10.3) and 15th in total saves (31).
For a complete list of all the national statistical leaders, click here.
For the complete NAIA Player of the Week Calendar, click here.
Offensive: Sydney Knego, SCAD Savannah (Ga.); Elyse Strebel, Midland (Neb.); Mckenna Fisher, Missouri Baptist; Katelyn Sherman, Ave Maria (Fla.); Heidi Tremaine, Indiana Tech; Julia Robson, Marian (Ind.); Tabetha Fike, Keiser (Fla.)
Defensive: Shannon Flaherty, SCAD Savannah (Ga.); Mary Krause, Missouri Baptist; Mackenzie Tourville, Ave Maria (Fla.); Tessa Singleton, Midland (Neb.); Colleen Cicci, Reinhardt (Ga.); Frankie Parshall, Keiser (Fla.)
2017 NAIA Women's Lacrosse Players of the Week (Complete Schedule)
Week 1 (March 1): Becan Hennighan, Cumberlands (Ky.) , Kelly Friere, Reinhardt (Ga.)
Week 2 (March 8): Emily Cabrera, Cumberlands (Ky.) , Samantha Tullar, Cumberlands (Ky.)
Week 3 (March 15): Marie Klonowski, Lawrence Tech (MI) , Jasmine Hickman, Tennessee Wesleyan