MELBOURNE, Fla. - The No. 6 University of Tampa women's lacrosse team defeated both the No. 22 Saint Leo Lions and the Embry-Riddle Eagles to close out the regular season with an overall record of 12-3. Due to her outstanding performance on the field, sophomore Bridget Sutter earns Sunshine State Conference Defensive Player of the Week honors.
Sutter claims Defensive Player of the Week for her goaltending performance during Tampa's wins over Saint Leo University (19-13) and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (20-8). For the week, the Evergreen, Colorado product had 18 saves, allowed 21 goals, picked up 13 ground balls, and caused one turnover. The sophomore goalie led the Spartans defense in clearing the ball 38-of-41 times and allowed just four goals on ten free position shot attempts. Sutter leads the league in saves per game (9.07) and is second in save percentage (0.495).
Athletes of the Week are chosen from a pool of nominees for their performances during the week of April 15 - 21, 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
Mar. 11: Sarah Grady, Florida Southern; Dani Bursinger, Florida Southern
Mar. 18: Paige Brock, Rollins; Dani Bursinger, Florida Southern
Mar. 25: Leslie Ferguson, Saint Leo; Elizabeth Ninesling, Embry-Riddle
Apr. 1: Claire Swanson, Tampa; Bridget Sutter, Tampa
Apr. 8: Riley Bannatyne, Florida Southern; Sam Keesey, Florida Southern
Apr. 15: Kallie German, Rollins; Lindsay Van Beck, Rollins
Apr. 22: Kallie German, Rollins; Bridget Sutter, Tampa