LAKELAND, FL - For the second time this week, Florida Southern College women's lacrosse senior Sam Keesey has earned player of the week honors. She was named the IWLCA Division II Defensive player of the week as announced by the organization's office Wednesday afternoon.
Keesey won 13 draw controls, caused eight turnovers and picked up six ground balls while assisting on one goal. She helped anchor a defense that held then No. 2 Rollins' top two scorers to season lows in goals. In this victory, Keesey won a season-high nine draw controls, caused a pair of Tars turnovers and picked up two ground balls. She finished the week causing six turnovers by the Eagles, picking up four ground balls and winning four draw controls. As a defender, she set a season-high in caused turnovers and a career-high with four total assists on the season. She currently is tied for ninth in Division II with 33 caused turnovers and is tenth with 2.54 caused turnovers per game. Sara Tomasello is second on the team behind Keesey, with 16 caused turnovers.
Keesey is one of six women's lacrosse student-athletes to earn player of the week honors from the IWLCA.
Here is the list from all three divisions.
Offensive - Kenzie Kent, Boston College
Defensive - Megan Taylor, Maryland
Offensive - Angela Deren, LIU Post
Defensive - Sam Keesey, Florida Southern
Offensive - Emily Games, Tufts
Defensive - Emily Kitchin, Franklin & Marshall