High Point’s Wallingford Gets Third NLC Defensive Honor

High Point University junior Anna Wallingford has been named National Lacrosse Conference Defensive Player of the Week, it was announced on Monday. The goalie posted a .543 save percentage and 8.00 goals against average, playing every minute in High Point’s two wins last week.

Wallingford backstopped High Point to a 22-7 win over Liberty on Friday at Vert Stadium. She made 10 saves on 17 shots and picked up two ground balls.

On Sunday against Longwood, Wallingford earned the win with nine saves on 18 shots and she had two ground balls and a caused turnover. The Panthers won, 19-9.

Wallingford has played in all 15 HPU games this season, making 13 starts with an 11-3 record. She has made 99 total saves with a .432 save percentage and has a 10.73 goals against average this season.

It’s the third time this season that Wallingford has been named NLC Defensive Player of the Week.

Anna Eidem of Detroit was named NLC Offensive Player of the Week and Emily Cooke from Davidson was named Newcomer of the Week.

High Point University hosts Davidson in both teams’ regular-season finale on Saturday at 6 p.m. at Vert Stadium. It will be the first Senior Night for HPU, as attacker Alexis Goldman and midfielder Heather Ziccarelli will both graduate this spring.