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Sarah Byrne Named Ivy League Co-Offensive Player of the Week

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By John and Matt Risley
PRINCETON, N.J. – Dartmouth women’s lacrosse junior Sarah Byrne was named the Ivy League Co-Offensive Player of the Week Monday afternoon as announced by the conference office. She shares the recognition with Yale’s Nicole Daniggelis.

Byrne’s first-career weekly honor from the Ivy League came thanks to her record-setting day against UConn last Wednesday and a strong showing Saturday in the conference opener against Yale.

Against the Huskies, Byrne had career highs of eight points, six goals, two assists and seven draw controls as the Big Green overcame an early deficit to hold on for the 14-11 win in the first-ever meeting between the two programs.

Byrne would add three goals and three more draw controls to her weekly total against the Bulldogs on Saturday afternoon at Scully-Fahey Field.

Through three games this season, Byrne leads the team in goals (13), points (15), draw controls (16), free-position goals (3) and shots (29), while ranking second in assists (2). Dating back to last season’s two NCAA Tournament games, Byrne has at least three goals in five straight contests.

In addition to Byrne and Daniggelis, Yale goalkeeper Erin McMullan was named the Ivy League Defensive Player of the Week.

Dartmouth is back in action Wednesday when it plays host to Boston University at 3 p.m.