PHILADELPHIA – Alex Condon came up big for the University of Pennsylvania women’s lacrosse team as it secured its ninth Ivy League championship in the last 10 years, and her efforts earned her a second Ivy League Offensive Player of the Week award for 2016 and Epoch/Lacrosse Magazine National Player of the Week honors.
Condon had four goals, four draw controls, two caused turnovers and two ground balls in Penn’s 10-6 win at Cornell to knock the Big Red out of title contention and add another item to the expanding trophy case in Karin Corbett’s office.
Condon scored two goals in each half, notching her sixth consecutive hat trick and eighth overall for 2016. Over her last six games, Condon has scored 21 goals, pushing her team-leading total to 33.
The Offensive Player of the Week award is Condon’s second of the season, and gives Penn eight during the 2016 regular season – the most ever in one season for an Ivy team.
Condon and the Quakers will host the 2016 Ivy League Tournament which starts on May 6 at Franklin Field. The top-seeded Quakers host Harvard at 7 p.m. following the opener between second-seeded Princeton and third-seeded Cornell which starts at 4 p.m. The two winners will meet at 11 a.m. on Sunday for the Ivy League’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. All three games of the 2016 Ivy League Tournament will be broadcast on the Ivy League Digital Network and via the American Sports Network.