March 18, 2013

Laura Wacker Named NEWMAC Offensive Player of the Week

WELLESLEY, Mass. – Following a pair of outstanding performances, senior Laura Wacker (Brooklyn, N.Y.) of the MIT women's lacrosse team was named Offensive Player of the Week by the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference on Monday. In a 2-0 week for the Engineers, she compiled 11 goals, five groundballs, a caused turnover, and was 6-of-8 in free-position shots.

Last Thursday in a 15-8 win over Lasell College, Wacker tallied five goals, was 3-of-5 in free-position attempts, and tacked on four groundballs and a caused turnover. In addition, she registered the 100th goal of her career, becoming the ninth player in program history to accomplish this feat. Two days later, Wacker produced a game-high six goals and converted all three of her free-position shots in a 20-4 decision against the University of Maine at Farmington.

MIT looks to continue its winning streak on Tuesday, March 19 when it visits Eastern Connecticut State University.