ELON, N.C. — The Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) announced on Tuesday, March 9 that Elon women’s lacrosse goalie Paulina DiFatta has been awarded IWLCA Defensive Player of the Week honors.
“I am so proud of Paulina,” said head coach Josh Hexter. “This recognition of her outstanding play is not only a great compliment for her, but for our entire defense beginning with our attack in the ride. It’s nice to see the hard work pay off like that in a big game.”
For the first time in program history, Elon upset then #12 James Madison 6-5 last week to improve to 2-0 on the season and record the program’s fifth all-time win against nationally-ranked opponents. DiFatta (2-0) recorded eight saves over the course of the game, facing 13 shots on goal for a .615 save percentage. The redshirt senior helped keep the Dukes off the board through the first 24 minutes of the game.
Elon will next face Radford tomorrow, March 10, at Rudd Field. Game time is set for 5 p.m.