After an impressive week that saw the number 16/15 Boston University women’s lacrosse team win three games, including two America East competitions, Sarah Dalton (CGS’07, CAS’09) and sophomore Rachel Klein (CAS’10) were named the America East Player of the Week and Defender of the Week, respectively, on Monday, March 24. Dalton notched 4 goals and an assist in each of the team’s games, while Klein totaled 25 saves while only allowing 17 goals.
The Terriers earned a 10-7 win over number 10/17 Yale March 19, followed by road victories against Binghamton March 21 and Albany March 22. In goal, Klein made 9 and 10 saves, respectively, over the weekend, including the 15-2 victory over the Great Danes.
The sophomore ranks second in America East with a .497 save percentage, while her 9.12 goals against average is good for fifth best in the conference. Klein is enjoying her first season as the full-time starting goalkeeper, after making only three starts last year as a freshman.
Midfielder Dalton scored key goals against Yale, notching two in a row to help the Terriers to a four-goal lead. Her early scores also assisted BU in building a 14-1 advantage over Albany midway through the second half.
Despite missing the first two games of the season with an injury, Dalton leads the conference with 3.50 goals per game, totaling 21 and tying cocaptain Lauren Morton (CAS’08) for most on the team. She has notched multiple goals in five of the six games she’s played, including five against number 10 Vanderbilt on March 12. Dalton was named to Inside Lacrosse‘s Top Twenty Players in D-I Lacrosse before the season began and was also one of 44 players on the preseason watch list for the Tewaaraton Trophy.
The Terriers are looking to extend a three-year winning streak against crosstown rival Boston College on Wednesday, March 26, as BU hosts the Eagles at 4 p.m. at Nickerson Field.