Julia Gilbert Named IWLCA Co-Offensive Player of the Week
DENVER – Senior Julia Gilbert of the Denver Pioneers women’s lacrosse team has been named the National Division-I Co-Offensive Player of the Week, the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association announced on Tuesday.
The attacker totaled five points in Denver’s two wins against ranked opponents last week. She had a pair of goals on Wednesday in a 7-5 win over No. 21 Michigan in the team’s home opener before contributing three goals on Sunday in DU’s 8-7 victory at No. 5 Maryland, recording her third hat trick of the campaign.
Gilbert leads the Pioneers in scoring this season with 13 goals and 15 points and has tallied a team-high three game-winning goals as well. She is also first on the team with 31 shots and owns a .419 shooting percentage.
The McLean, Virginia, native was named the Big East Attacker of the Week on Monday and is the first Pioneer to earn national weekly honors since Sam Thacker was recognized as IWLCA Defensive Player of the Week on March 16, 2023. Gilbert is the first Denver player to earn the national offensive player award since Elizabeth Behrins on April 5, 2017.
Yale’s Jenna Collignon joined Gilbert as Co-Offensive Player of the Week, and Kat Buchanan of James Madison University was chosen as Defensive Player of the Week.
UP NEXT: Denver begins a two-game homestand on Thursday as it hosts Niagara University at 4 p.m. MT. The Pioneers face off against Delaware on Monday at 11 a.m. MT at Peter Barton Stadium to conclude the homestay.
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