Kildare Named ALC Defensive Player of the Week
Feb. 28, 2012
BALTIMORE, MD - Johns Hopkins senior defender Alyssa Kildare has been honored as the American Lacrosse Conference (ALC) Defensive Player of the Week as announced by the conference office Monday evening. It is her first career ALC Player of the Week honor. Kildare led the Blue Jay defense in a 2-0 week that saw Hopkins beat host Mount St. Mary's (18-8) and Denver (20-5).
Kildare led a defense that held its opponents to an average of 6.5 goals and 13 shots per game. She had six ground balls, one draw and two caused turnovers on the week for the Blue Jays. In the win at Mount St. Mary's, she grabbed three ground balls as JHU forced 13 Mount turnovers. The JHU defense also held MSM to 16 total shots. Kildare had three ground balls, one draw control and two caused turnovers in the Blue Jays' win over the Denver Pioneers on Friday. She and the defense held the Pioneers to just 10 shots total, while forcing 25 turnovers in the 20-5 win.
Hopkins returns to the field on Wednesday, February 29 as the 12th-ranked Loyola makes the short trip to Homewood Field. It will be the first meeting between the two programs since 1982. Opening draw is slated for 7:00 pm.
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