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Kalata and Mascera Take Home BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll Accolades
Mascera breaks 32-year-old record, while Kalata grabs season-high saves
  • Posted on April 16, 2012 11:30:52 AM
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  • Danielle Mascera and Lily Kalata
    Danielle Mascera (left) and Lily Kalata

    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.

    Follow Rutgers Athletics on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/RutgersAthletics) and Twitter (@RUAthletics) for all of the latest news and updates. For specific updates regarding women’s lacrosse, follow the program on Twitter (@rulaxbrand). Fans can receive timely information, including special offers and giveaways throughout the year on our social media outlets along with http://www.ScarletKnights.com.

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