Van Dyke selected WomensLax.com National Rookie of the Week
March 24, 2014
Stony Brook, N.Y. - Hours after being named America East Rookie of the Week, freshman midfielder Dorrien Van Dyke of the No. 17/16 Stony Brook women's lacrosse team has picked up WomensLax.com National Rookie of the Week accolades. She is the second Seawolf to earn the honor as attacker Courtney Murphy was selected Feb. 17.
The Northport, N.Y., native had arguably the best offensive week of any America East player, leading the conference in points (17), points per game (8.5), goals (9), assists (8) and assists per game (4). Van Dyke posted a freshman-record nine points (five goals, four assists) against Siena Saturday, tied for the fifth-most in Stony Brook single-game history. She led SBU in points and assists in both contests and tallied a team-high four draw controls in Saturday's 19-6 rout of the Saints.
Only a rookie, Van Dyke is fifth nationally in goals (32) and eighth in goals per game (3.56) and leads all freshmen in both categories. She needs six goals to move into the top 10 of the program's single-season goals ledger.
Van Dyke returns to the field when the Seawolves host UMBC in their conference opener Saturday at 1 p.m.
2014 Stony Brook Women's Lacrosse National Honors
WomensLax.com Rookie of the Week.............Courtney Murphy (2/17/14)
2014 Stony Brook America East Conference Weekly Awards
News and Notes
SBU moved up one spot to No. 16 in the Brine Media Poll...Stony Brook's win over Iona was the 100th in program history...the Seawolves are 38-10 in less than three years under Joe Spallina...junior midfielder Amber Kupres converted all seven of her shots into goals and scored a career-high five times at Iona...Kupres has recorded multi-goal efforts in three of the last four games...junior midfielder Michelle Rubino moved in third all-time in career draws (164), points (121), goals (85) and assists (36)...rookies accounted for 71.4 percent (20 of 28) of Stony Brook's points against Siena...freshman attacker Alyssa Guido's nine ground balls at Iona were the second-highest total in SBU single-game history...starting defenders Maegan Meritz, Alyssa Fleming Jessica Romano and Jenna Agostino combined for 18 ground balls and 15 caused turnovers over the two-game span...the Seawolves' defense has limited opponents to single-digit goals eight times in nine games...freshman goalie Kaitlyn Leahy recorded a career-high four saves against Siena...Spallina is four wins shy of tying Allison Comito's school record of 42 wins as head coach.