PISCATAWAY, NJ – Junior Lyndsey Feldman (Ft. Myers, FL) and freshman Katie Batiuk (Jackson, NJ) each earned weekly honors on Monday for their standout performances this past week. Feldman was named the BIG EAST Co-Defensive Player of the Week, while Batiuk was named an Inside Lacrosse Honorable Mention Division I Player of the Week.
Rutgers won both of its games last week, defeating Hofstra, 12-7, and Delaware, 12-8, on the road.
Feldman, the Scarlet Knights’ goalie, totaled 33 saves in two games last week, including a career-high 19-save performance against Delaware on Saturday. She also recorded one caused turnover and three ground balls against the Blue Hens. Feldman had two ground balls against Hofstra on Tuesday, while making 14 stops in goal. She held the Pride scoreless for the first 16:57 of the game. She owned a 7.5 goals-against average for the week. Monday marks Feldman’s third league honor in her career after taking home a pair of awards last season. She is the first Scarlet Knight to receive BIG EAST Player of the Week honors since Kristen Checksfield was named the league’s Defensive Player of the Week on April 28, 2003. Feldman shared the award with Georgetown midfielder Michi Ellers.
Batiuk was named an Honorable Mention Inside Lacrosse Division I Player of the Week in only her second week of collegiate lacrosse. She scored five goals last week, adding two assists in two games. Batiuk, a midfielder for Rutgers, had a five-point effort against Delaware on Saturday, finishing with three goals and two assists against the Blue Hens. Batiuk also recorded two caused turnovers on Saturday. She leads the team in scoring with 11 points on eight goals and three assists.
Batiuk is the first Scarlet Knight to be recognized by Inside Lacrosse since Melissa Mosey was named Honorable Mention Player of the Week on April 14, 2003.
Rutgers returns to action on Wednesday, hosting the University of Pennsylvania at the Rutgers Stadium Complex at 3 p.m.