Pair of Lacrosse Trojans Earn First-Ever Weekly Awards|
Feb. 27, 2013
LOS ANGELES - Two USC women's lacrosse players brought home the program's first-ever weekly awards, this week. Freshman attack Caroline de Lyra was chosen as the WomensLax.com Rookie of the Week and freshman midfield Amanda Johansen received the program's first-ever MPSF award as the conference's Rookie of the Week for Feb. 25.
Both de Lyra and Johansen were instrumental in USC's offensive attack as the Trojans won their first-ever conference game, 17-8, against Saint Mary's College on Sunday, Feb. 24.
Johansen was solid in the center circle as she claimed nine draw controls against the Gaels and picked up a pair of ground balls. She--along with de Lyra--was also one of four USC players to score at least three goals against SMC. Johansen added an assist and finished the day with four points. She took eight shots with six on goal and was 1-for-2 on free-position shots. Johansen upped her season totals to nine goals and 26 draw controls on the year.
De Lyra had a monster outing as she orchestrated the USC offense from behind the cage. In addition to her three goals, de Lyra found cutters and hit her teammates in passing lanes to record a Trojan season-high six assists and finished with nine points. De Lyra leads the team with 11 assists and 20 points and is one of three players with nine goals, this season.
The Trojans say farewell to home-field advantage for the next two weeks as they head to the East Coast for the first two of four straight road games. USC will get an early-season gut check as it carries a two-game winning streak into the program's first-ever road contests. The Trojans play LIU Brooklyn on Friday (March 1) and Princeton on Sunday (March 3). For more information, please visit www.USCTrojans.com.