April 3, 2006
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Kelly Kasper was named Atlantic Coast Conference Women's Lacrosse Player of the Week after leading the Terrapins to a 18-9 conference victory over Virginia Tech. Kasper, who shares the honor with Virginia's Ginger Miles, is the second Terrapin in as many weeks to be honored by the league.
Delia Cox was the ACC's Player of the Week last week.
In Maryland's 18-9 win over Virginia Tech, Kasper had a hand in half of the scoring as the Terrapins recorded their first conference win of the season. The Eldersburg, Md., native had a career game against the Hokies tallying career-highs in points with nine, goals (5) and assists (4). Her nine points tie for the highest total in the ACC this year, a mark matched by the Hokies' Kady McBrearty earlier in the week against Delaware. The sophomore midfielder also pulled down a game-high seven draw controls as the Terps held a decisive 24-5 advantage over the Hokies in that category. Kasper also added two caused turnovers in the win.
Miles led the Cavaliers to a perfect week posting wins over No. 17 James Madison and No. 2 Duke. In Wednesday's game against the Dukes, Miles recorded ten saves in 58 minutes of action to pick up the victory. In an 11-10 win at Duke, Miles tallied 12 saves, six in each half, while facing a total of 30 shots from the league's top scoring offense.
Kasper and the Terrapins are back in action on Wednesday as they host Georgetown before hitting the road to face Johns Hopkins on Sunday.