Greensboro, N.C. — Sophomore Alyzza-May Callahan (Fairhaven, Mass./New Bedford) of the women’s lacrosse team won the Guilford College Student-Athlete of the Week Award Monday. The weekly prize covers competition from March 10-16 and is presented by the school’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC).
Callahan, a 5-8 goaltender, made a game- and career-high 17 saves in the Quakers’ 15-11 Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) victory at Lynchburg College March 15. The contest marked her first start of the season and the third of her career. Callahan had nine stops in the first half and scooped up a game-best five ground balls. Her play in goal helped the Quakers overcome an early 5-2 deficit and rally for their first win over Lynchburg since 1992. The victory ended the Hornets’ 17-game winning streak against Guilford.
Callahan has appeared in three games this season and leads the Quakers with a 9.82 goals against average and .581 saves percentage. She has 26 saves, 13 ground balls and both Guilford victories.
Coach Matthew Grosso’s Quakers (2-3, 1-0 ODAC) take a two-game winning streak into Tuesday’s (3/18) nonconference game at crosstown-rival Greensboro College. The Quakers host Methodist University March 26 at 6:00 p.m.
The Student-Athlete of the Week Award is presented by Guilford’s SAAC, which is comprised of representatives from each of the school’s 16 varsity teams. The group meets regularly to discuss the state of Guilford Athletics and seeks to build community among the school’s student-athletes and non-student-athletes. Recent Guilford SAAC activities include a breast cancer awareness promotion, canned-food drives, volunteer assistance with the North Carolina Special Olympics and tutoring at New Garden Friends School.