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Women’s lacrosse: Stony Brook’s Hillier (Farmingdale), Caridi (Commack) earn American East honors

Monday, 9th April 2012

Categories College, Girl's/Women's, posted 4/9/12
From Press Release

Stony Brook junior Janine Hillier (Farmingdale/Farmingdale) and sophomore Frankie Caridi (East Northport/Commack) of the Stony Brook women’s lacrosse team have been named America East Player of the Week and America East Defender of the week, respectively, the conference announced Monday.

This week is the fifth time in eight weeks Stony Brook has secured America East Player of the Week honors and the third time in eight tries it has gotten Defender of the Week accolades.

Hillier led all Seawolves players last week with 16 points on 10 goals and six assists. Her six-goal second half against UMBC last Wednesday fueled an offensive explosion that turned a slim 4-3 Seawolves halftime lead into a 16-6 victory over the Retrievers. She followed that up with four goals and a season-high five assists for a season-high nine points in a 21-13 win over Vermont.

Hillier is second on the Seawolves in goals (34) and assists (16) this season. She ranks sixth in America East in goals per game (2.77) and is tied for fifth in points per game (3.85). In conference games only, she is tied for third in goals per game (4.00) and second in points per game (6.00).

Caridi stopped 14 shots in two games last week while holding opponents to 9.5 goals per game. She made nine saves against UMBC, including three on free position attempts. It was the sixth time in eight games she has held an opponent under 10 goals. She followed up by holding Vermont, the conference’s leading offense, under its season average for goals.

In eight games this season, Caridi ranks at the top of the league in GAA, holding teams to an average of 7.24 per game. She is undefeated as a collegiate goalkeeper.

Stony Brook has re-entered the Inside Lacrosse/deBeer Media Poll this week at No. 19, the second time the program has ever been nationally ranked. The No. 19 Seawolves will host Yale in their final non-conference game of the regular season Wednesday at LaValle Stadium at 3 p.m. Then, Stony Brook will head to Boston University for a showdown with the Terriers with first place on the line Saturday at 1 p.m.

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