LANCASTER, Pa. -- After guiding the Marymount University women's lacrosse team to a pair of wins last week, goalkeeper Mariel Russ was named the Atlantic East Conference Defensive Player of the Week.
Russ was stellar in goal for the Blue and White in wins over Arcadia University and Hood College. Against the Knights, Russ posted seven saves and three ground balls in a 19-10 victory.
Against Hood, the senior anchored the Saints' defense with a career-high 15 saves as MU stormed from behind for a 13-10 victory. Russ added a team-best seven ground balls to round out her performance in net.
Russ and the Saints earned a win over King's College (Pa.) this afternoon and return to action at home on Saturday, March 12, at 2:00 p.m. against Manhattanville College.
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