PHILADELPHIA--For the second consecutive week, Penn swept the Ivy League women's lacrosse weekly honors. Freshman Giulia Giordano earned her first honor on the offensive side while Sarah Waxman was named the defensive player for the second week.
In addition to the Ivy honors, Giordano received national acclaim as the Inside Lacrosse National Player of the Week and the womenslacrosse.com Rookie of the Week.
Giordanoled the Quaker offense with three goals and two assists against the No. 1 team in the country, Northwestern. The performance was the newcomer’s best of the season. She added a caused turnover and ground ball to her stats line while helping Penn halt the three-time defending champion's 36-game winning streak.
Meanwhile, on the other end of the field, Waxman made seven big saves for Penn Sunday against No. 1 Northwestern. The Wildcats entered the game averaging 16.80 goals per gamethe second highest in the country, but Waxman and the defense held their output to just seven goals. More impressively, the Quakers shut out NU in the second half. The Quakers have not allowed any team to score more than 10 goals this season.
The Quakers will close out the regular season with Senior Day on Saturday, May 3 at Franklin Field. The opening draw is set for 1 p.m.