Buffalo, NY - After a 2-0 opening week, two members of the D'Youville women's lacrosse team were named offensive and defensive players of the week in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) and North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) on Monday.
Sophomore midfielder Riley Riedel (Marilla, NY/Iroquois) was named AMCC and NEAC Offensive Player of the Week while freshman goalkeeper Jordyn James (Brighton, NY/Brighton) was named AMCC and NEAC Defensive Player of the week.
Riedel had a career performance in the team's 18-12 season opening win last Tuesday. She scored five goals with four assists to go with four draw controls, three caused turnovers, and two ground balls in the 18-12 victory. She then followed up with a six goal and one assist performance in the 17-3 rout of Elmira on Saturday. Riley also contributed eight draw controls, seven ground balls, and caused four turnovers in the win.
Two games into the season, Riedel leads the team with 16 points, 11 goals, five assists, nine ground balls, and is tied for first in caused turnovers with seven and is tied for first in shots with 16. Of the 16 shots she has taken, 15 of them are on goal.
Riley currently ranks first in the AMCC in points, assists, is tied for first in shots, and is second in goals. She is first in the NEAC in points, is tied for second in assists, and is fourth in goals.
In her first career start on Tuesday, James made 13 saves in the 18-12 win over Houghton. She then allowed just three goals in the 17-3 rout of Elmira on Saturday where she made eight saves and had a 72.7 save percentage.
Jordyn ranks first in the AMCC in save percentage (58.3) and goals against (15), and is second saves (21). In the NEAC, James ranks second in save percentage (58.3), third in goals against (15), and fifth in saves (21). In the AMCC.