By: Pat Salvas
PRINCETON, N.J. – Dartmouth senior and team captain Kathryn Giroux was named the Ivy League Defensive Player of the Week the conference office announced Monday afternoon.
Giroux was a big reason for the Big Green’s 19-7 win against visiting UMass on Sunday afternoon after a 15-day break for exams.
Not only did the senior midfielder score once and assist on another, she had game highs with six draw controls, two caused turnovers and four ground balls.
Her play in the midfield as well as in her own end of the field helped the Green and White hold UMass to just seven goals, a figure that was 11 fewer than its season average that had ranked fifth nationally coming into the contest.
The Minutewomen were also the top team in the country on the draw control prior to Sunday’s meeting with 20.18 a contest. Thanks to Giroux’s prowess on the draw, the visitors were held to nine in the game and just one in the second half as Dartmouth and Giroux gave them no hope at a comeback bid.
For Giroux, this marks her second Ivy League Defensive Player of the Week honor after being recognized last March after helping lead Dartmouth to a win against Princeton.
Lindsey Ewertsen of Columbia was named the Ivy League Offensive Player of the Week. The two will meet on Friday when the Big Green head to the Big Apple to take on the Lions at 5 p.m. in its second Ivy game of 2019.