PROVIDENCE, R.I. (April 16, 2012) – Rutgers women’s lacrosse junior goalie Lily Kalata (Nesconset, N.Y.) and senior attack Danielle Mascera (Verona, N.J.) have been selected to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll, the league announced Monday.
Winning both contests over the weekend, Kalata stopped 17 shots and held opponents to 8.5 goals per game. The netminder recorded a season-high 14 saves in the 16-11 win over Louisville on Friday, April 13. Kalata boasted a .564 save percentage over the two-game span.
Mascera broke a 32-year-old RU single season record, dishing out five assists over the last two games to give her 31 for the year. Mascera broke the record with her first assist to Katrina Martinelli (Moorestown, N.J.) in the 13-10 win over Cincinnati. Coming into the season with eight helpers, the senior attack passed Nancy Isenberg (28) to become the all-time leader for the Scarlet Knights.
With two selections this week, Rutgers earns the most weekly league accolades since 2008 (nine). The Scarlet Knights have earned a weekly award in every eligible week.
For the season, Kalata owns an 8-5 record with 98 saves and a 9.39 goals against average. The junior ranks first in the conference in GAA and save percentage (.450). This is the sixth BIG EAST weekly honor of Kalata’s career and second this season.
Mascera sits third in the league in assists per game and 14th in the NCAA in assists. She currently ranks third on the team with 33 points, adding seven ground balls and four draw controls. This is the first conference honor for the senior.
Kalata, Mascera and the rest of the Scarlet Knights take on No. 6 Loyola on Friday, April 20. Game time is set for 7 p.m. at the Ridley Athletic Complex.
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