After having one of the best games of her career over the weekend, junior attack Danielle Etrasco of the Boston University lacrosse team was named the America East Player of the Week on Monday.
Etrasco, who is second in America East in both goals and points with 55 and 21, respectively, matched a career high during BU’s game against Binghamton University on Saturday. She racked up nine points as she tallied five goals and had a career-high four assists against the Bearcats.
The Massapequa, N.Y. native finds herself tied for eighth in the nation with an average of 4.75 points per game and ninth in the nation with an average of 3.44 goals per game after scoring at least one goal in every game the Terriers have played this season. Etrasco will next play in the first round of the America East Tournament when top-seeded BU takes on the fourth-seeded University at Albany on Thursday. If the Terriers win, they will continue on to face either Stony Brook University or the University of Maryland-Baltimore County in the championship on Saturday.
Softball’s Clendenny and Tuthill
Sophomore shortstop Brittany Clendenny and junior pitcher Whitney Tuthill also took home America East Honors on Monday as Clendenny was named the Player of the Week and Tuthill was named the Pitcher of the Week.
Both players held key roles in the Terriers’ six wins this past week. BU is in the midst of a nine-game winning streak.
Over the past week, Clendenny has gone 9-for-17 with a .529 batting average. She led the team with nine hits – six doubles and three home runs. Meanwhile, she scored nine runs, had seven RBIs and had a 1.412 slugging percentage.
On the pitcher’s circle, Tuthill went 4-0, allowing just 19 hits in 23.1 innings of work. Tuthill gave up only four earned runs, giving her a 1.54 ERA during that span. She also struck out 20 batters in her 23.1 innings.
Tuthill has an 11-4 record on the season and holds the second-best ERA on the team at 2.29.