Dan Waldman

Craig, Lasota named to All-Big Ten Team

Craig, Lasota named to All-Big Ten Team
(Daily file photo by Keshia Johnson)

Senior attacker Kaleigh Craig and sophomore midfielder Selena Lasota were named to the All-Big Ten Team on Wednesday morning. Craig was a unanimous selection by the conference after the senior averaged 3 goals per conference game — tied for fourth in the Big Ten — and nearly two ground balls per conference game.

The Northwestern attacker was also one of six players honored with the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award. The award is given to athletes for a combination of their ethical behavior, academic standing and outstanding citizenship off of the lacrosse field.

Meanwhile, Lasota led the Big Ten in scoring in conference games with 18 goals and received an at-large selection from the conference. The sophomore is tied with Craig for the most goals on the team, scoring 41 this season. She also tallied 42 draw controls.

The Wildcats return to action Thursday, when they take on Michigan in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament.

Lasota named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week

Northwestern sophomore midfielder Selena Lasota was dubbed the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week by the conference Tuesday after she scored a career-high 8 goals in her last game against Ohio State.

The sophomore recorded a hat trick in the first half of the team’s game against the Buckeyes and proceeded to add another 5 goals in the second half. Lasota’s performance marked the most goals scored by a player in the Big Ten this season.

This is the third time Lasota has been named the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week, earning it once already this season.

The Wildcats face Michigan on Thursday in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament in Evanston. The team must win to qualify for the NCAA Tournament.