Caridi, Murphy pick up first America East weekly honors

Caridi named Defensive Player of the Week, Murphy Rookie of the Week after spectacular season openers
Cambridge, Mass. - After turning in a pair of historic performances, senior goalie Frankie Caridi and freshman attacker Courtney Murphy of the No. 12/14 Stony Brook women's lacrosse team have been named America East Defensive Player of the Week and Rookie of the Week, respectively, conference officials announced Tuesday morning. The duo helped the #Seawolves trounce Bucknell, 18-1, Saturday.

Caridi, one of the nation's best and most celebrated netminders, made nine saves and posted a save percentage of .900. The 2014 ILWomen Preseason All-American anchored a defensive unit that allowed the fewest goals in Stony Brook single-game history (1). Caridi, who hails from East Northport, N.Y., is coming off a season that saw her boast the best save percentage (.530) and goals-against average (5.71) in Division I. No stranger to weekly awards, Caridi nabbed a league-leading four Defensive Player of the Week awards in 2013.

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