Cox and Mason Snag America East Weekly Honors for Women's Lacrosse
America East Offensive Player of the Week
America East Defensive Player of the Week
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – UMBC women's lacrosse garnered a pair of conference honors as the squad earned its second victory of the season, a 7-5 victory over California on Feb. 23. The Retrievers are off to a 2-0 start for just the second time in the last 15 years of the program.
Senior midfielder Lindsay Cox (High Bridge, N.J./Voorhees) earned America East Offensive Player of the Week recognition, while senior netminder Kendall Mason (Lloyd Harbor, N.Y./Cold Spring Harbor) was named the league's Defensive Player of the Week.
Cox scored a team-best four goals for the second consecutive game for the Retrievers and added an assist in a 7-5 victory against The Golden Bears. The senior broke a 2-2 tie with three-straight to give UMBC a 5-2 advantage. Cox leads the team with eight goals on the season and has added seven draw controls for the Retrievers.
"Lindsay is really starting to understand her role as a senior midfielder," co-head coach Amy Appelt said. "Not only is she producing by putting the ball in the net, but she is also winning some key draw controls and pushing the ball in transition for us."
Mason earned her second start of the year in goal for UMBC on Saturday against the Golden Bears. The senior made eight stops in the contest, including six in the first half. Mason added one ground ball and one caused turnover in the victory.
"Kendall has been a rock in goal for us," said Appelt. "She is so committed to the team, it's amazing. Not only is she a strong voice on the defensive end, but she leads by example. She has made some key saves at big times and has been a great asset to your team's transition when we want to get on a run."
The Retrievers return to action on Wednesday, Feb. 27, when they welcome No. 17 Towson to the UMBC Stadium. Game time is set for 4 p.m.