Barnett Captures America East Defensive Player of the Week

America East Release

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. –UMBC women's lacrosse's red-shirt sophomore Anna Barnett (Midland, Texas/Midland) captured her first America East Defensive Player of the Week, as announced by the league office on Monday.

Barnett helped the Retrievers to their second straight victory in a 7-6 win against La Salle on Saturday. Barnett held off the charging Explorers by tying a career-high with nine stops on 15 shots. The red-shirt sophomore made two stops on free position attempts in the final 1:30 of the contest to preserve the Retrievers' one-goal lead. Barnett added three ground balls in the victory.

UMBC returns to action on Wednesday, March 5 when it hosts High Point at 5:30 at the UMBC Stadium.