National, AE honors for Petersen follow record-setting night

Petersen broke a single-game NCAA record for assists against Longwood Saturday

March 11, 2013

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Wantagh-Seaford Patch

Stony Brook, N.Y. - After dishing out a single-game NCAA record 11 assists to help the Stony Brook women's lacrosse team blow past Longwood, 21-3, Saturday, March 9, senior captain Claire Petersen has picked up Player of the Week and America East Offensive Player of the Week honors.

Petersen's NCAA mark surpassed that of Hannah Nielsen of Northwestern and Emily Cooke of Davidson, who tallied 10 assists in 2009 and 2013, respectively, and broke her own school record of eight assists in a contest, which she notched last year against Iona. She owns every spot in the top three of Stony Brook's all-time single-game assist ledger as she recorded seven helpers against Central Connecticut last year.

The Wantagh, N.Y., native also chipped in two goals to notch 13 points, the most in Stony Brook single-game history, topping her own record of 10, which she has hit three times during her brief tenure at Stony Brook. 

Petersen, an attacker, moved into sixth all-time at Stony Brook in career points with 134, passing Diana Caroleo, who tallied 130 from 2005-08.

This marks the second America East Offensive Player of the Week win for Petersen, who previously nabbed the accolade for her 10-point performance against Bucknell Feb. 16. Stony Brook has won a weekly conference award in three of the first four weeks of the season, with junior goalie Frankie Caridi being tabbed America East Defensive Player of the Week Feb. 16 and March 4.

The Seawolves moved up one spot to No. 16 in the deBeer Media Poll, its highest ranking in school history.

SBU will play Marist Wednesday, March 13 at 4 p.m. before hosting No. 1/1 Maryland Sunday, March 17 at 1 p.m. 

Stony Brook Women's Lacrosse America East Conference Weekly Honors

Offensive Player of the Week....................Claire Petersen (3/11/13)
Defensive Player of the Week.....................Frankie Caridi (3/4/13)
Offensive Player of the Week...................Claire Petersen (2/18/13)
Defensive Player of the Week...................Frankie Caridi (2/18/13)