Lacrosse: Lasota earns second Big Ten weekly honor of season


Daily file photo by David Lee

Selena Lasota makes a move. The junior attacker was named the Big Ten Co-Offensive Player of the Week for the second time this season.

Ella Brockway, Assistant Sports Editor

Junior attacker Selena Lasota was named the Big Ten Co-Offensive Player of the Week after finishing with 9 goals and three assists in Northwestern’s wins over Ohio State and Notre Dame last weekend.

Lasota scored 4 goals and added one assist for the Wildcats (11-3, 3-0 Big Ten) in Friday’s 20-6 win over the Buckeyes. With the assist, she became the 11th NU player since 2002 to tally 200 career points.

The junior had seven points in a 20-10 win against the Fighting Irish on Sunday, tying her season high. Her 5 goals and two assists led the Cats to their sixth straight victory.

This marks the second time this season Lasota has earned a Big Ten weekly honor, and the fifth time in her career. She was named the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week during the first week of this season, after she totalled 6 goals and seven draw controls in NU’s first two wins of the year over Canisius and Detroit Mercy.

Lasota is the second straight NU player to be named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week. Senior attacker Sheila Nesselbush earned the honor for scoring 9 goals in three wins over Syracuse, Johns Hopkins and Penn over Spring Break.

Lasota and Nesselbush join midfielder Taylor Pinzone and goalkeeper Julie Krupnick, who were each previously named the Big Ten Freshman of the Week this season, as the four Cats who have received Big Ten weekly honors in 2018.

Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @ellabrockway