Athlete of the Week: Jill Golding

Athlete of the Week: Jill Golding

Buffalo, NY - The D'Youville women's lacrosse team had a historic victory this past week as the program has continued to reach new levels of success.

That success has be led by attacker Jill Golding. The senior had another outstanding week for the D'Youville Spartans, leading them on offense yet again. On Tuesday at Allegheny, Jill led the team with two goals and five draw controls in the loss the the Gators. Her two goals accounted for half of the team's total.

She then helped the Spartans earn the largest win in program history as they defeated Waynesburg 18-1 on Saturday. Golding scored seven goals with three assists, 14 draw controls, 14 shots, and 11 shots on goal - all team highs. She also added seven ground balls and three caused turnovers.

Jill currently is second in the AMCC in goals (27) and assists (9) but is first in points (36), draw controls (40), shots on goal (49), and is tied for first in shots (64). She ranks first on the Spartans in all of those categories as well.

Last year was the first year of the D'Youville women's lacrosse program being a full NCAA Division III sport. That season Golding was the go-to option on offense as she led the team in goals (29), points (34), shots (64), shots on goal (46), draw controls (35), and caused turnovers (18). She was second in assists (5) and third in ground balls (19) as well.

Against Alfred University on April 12 she scored a career high eight goals and three assists for 11 points. Golding scored two or more goals in seven games and at year's end she was named Independent Women's Lacrosse School (IWLS) Second Team selection and team MVP.

This past fall, Jill joined the women’s soccer team and had a very productive season. She played in all 19 games, starting 14 and scoring three goals and tallying two assists for eight points.

Jill played soccer and lacrosse at Lockport High School and was an NFL First Team All-League player in soccer.

She is an Education major and the daughter of Tracey and Mark Golding.