PISCATAWAY, N.J. (April 8, 2014) – Redshirt sophomore midfielder Kristin Kocher (Medford, N.J.) of the Rutgers women’s lacrosse team was named to the BIG EAST Conference Weekly Honor Roll, the league announced Tuesday.
Kocher had a career night in the Scarlet Knights’ conference home opener against UConn on Saturday, April 5, tallying a team-high five points on four goals and an assist, while adding a team-best five draw controls. Kocher’s point, goal and draw control totals were all new career-highs.
The midfielder accounted for almost half of the team’s offense, as Rutgers dropped a 12-11 overtime decision to the Huskies.
Currently, Kocher is tied for second on the squad in points (17) and goals (13), having appeared in nine games with seven starts. The New Jersey native has already surpassed her 2012 goal total of 10, which she recorded in 16 games. Kocher sat out the 2013 campaign with a medical redshirt.
The recognition marks Kocher’s first weekly honor of her career and the fifth of the 2014 season for Rutgers. Redshirt freshman goalkeeper Amanda Currell (Moorestown, N.J.) was named the league’s Defensive Player of the Week on both Feb. 25 and March 4, while also earning a nod to the Weekly Honor Roll on March 18. Redshirt junior midfielder Lauren Sbrilli (Martinsville, N.J.) was also named to the conference’s Weekly Honor Roll on March 25.
Rutgers continues BIG EAST play on Friday, April 11 against Marquette at the RU Turf Field.
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