Amherst's Martin Named NESCAC Women's Lax Player of the Week; Hanley Named National Rookie of the Week by WomensLacrosse.com

April 29, 2003 

AMHERST, MA - Amherst College junior midfielder Liz Martin (Baltimore, MD) was named the NESCAC Women's Lacrosse Player of the Week, while first-year attacker Scotty Hanley (Sparks, MD) earned WomensLacrosse.com National Rookie of the Week honors on Tuesday. The duo helped lead the third-ranked Jeffs to a 3-0 week, with conference victories over Tufts University and Williams College, as well as a 15-9 win over visiting Wesleyan University in the quarterfinals of the NESCAC Postseason Championship Tournament. 

Martin, the second leading goal scorer in the NESCAC with 48 scoring strikes (and counting), tallied 11 goals and one assist on the week, highlighted by a five-goal outburst in Sunday's 15-9 come-from-behind win over Wesleyan. She also scored a pair of goals in Saturday's 12-11 overtime victory at Williams, which clinched the outright Little Three Championship for Amherst. With 62 points on the season, Martin is fifth in the NESCAC in total scoring. She was a Second-Team IWLCA/U.S. Lacrosse Division III All-American after transferring from Goucher College as a sophomore. 

Martin is the Jeffs' second consecutive NESCAC Player of the Week. Senior attacker Abby Ouimet (Hatfield, MA) won the award on April 22, after combining for six goals and six assists in wins over Springfield College and conference-rival Bowdoin. 

Hanley has emerged as a key player in her rookie campaign, notching goals against Williams and Tufts to up her season total to 15 points. She also tallied eight ground balls, four caused turnovers and 14 draw controls while playing a grueling 176 minutes on the week, including all 66 minutes at Williams. 

Now 13-1 overall, second-seeded Amherst will continue NESCAC Tournament play Saturday at 2:30 p.m. against third-seeded Williams. Sunday's NESCAC Championship game is set for noon with an automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament at stake. The NESCAC semifinals and championship game will take place at top-seeded host Middlebury College.