Claire Swanson Earns SSC Defensive Player of the Week

Claire Swanson Earns SSC Defensive Player of the Week

MELBOURNE, Fla. - The No. 11 University of Tampa women's lacrosse team lost to the No. 9 Regis Rangers in overtime 20-19.  Due to her outstanding performance on the field, junior Claire Swanson earns Sunshine State Conference Defensive Player of the Week honors.

Swanson takes Defensive Player of the Week honors for her performance in Tampa's 20-19 overtime loss to No. 9 Regis University. The junior had 11 draw controls, paired with four ground balls and three caused turnovers. Additionally, the Cheyenne, Wyoming product had three goals and two assists against the Rangers. The Spartans went 33-for-36 on clearing attempts and forced 14 turnovers during the game. 

Athletes of the Week are chosen from a pool of nominees for their performances during the week of February 25 - March 3, 2019. Athletes are nominated by Sports Information Directors of member institutions.

2019 SSC Women's Lacrosse Winners (Offense; Defense)
Feb. 11: Kallie German, Rollins; Lindsay Van Beck, Rollins
Feb. 18: Caroline Forester, Tampa; Ashley Salvett, Saint Leo
Feb. 25: Carly Vaccaro, Tampa; Bridget Sutter, Tampa
Mar. 4: Janee DeLuca, Saint Leo; Claire Swanson, Tampa