Howe, Cooley Selected as NEAC Women's Lacrosse Weekly Winners

Howe, Cooley Selected as NEAC Women's Lacrosse Weekly Winners

GANSEVOORT, N.Y. - The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) has announced Breana Howe and Lydia Cooley as its Student-Athlete of the Week selections in women’s lacrosse for the week ending April 21.

Breana Howe (Apalachin, N.Y.) from Cazenovia College has been honored as the NEAC Women’s Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week after totaling 13 goals and nine assists for 22 points in the Wildcats’ 3-0 week. Howe recorded 11 goals and six assists in a pair of crucial conference wins over the weekend after scoring five points earlier in the week at Sage. The junior attacker also added 11 ground balls, seven draw controls and 10 caused turnovers in three games.

Lydia Cooley (Honeoye Falls, N.Y.) from Morrisville State has been recognized as the NEAC Women’s Lacrosse Defensive Player of the Week after leading a Mustangs’ defense that allowed just nine goals in a 2-0 week. Cooley and the Mustangs opened the week by limiting Keuka College to three goals in the Wolves’ first loss of the season. The junior defender wrapped up the weekend with 10 ground balls and nine caused turnovers for a pair of career-highs.

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The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) has 12 NCAA Division III member institutions which include: Cazenovia College, College of Saint Elizabeth, Gallaudet University, Keuka College, Lancaster Bible College, Pennsylvania College of Technology, Pennsylvania State University – Abington, Pennsylvania State University – Berks, SUNY Cobleskill, Morrisville State, SUNY Polytechnic Institute, and Wells College. Associate members are: Cedar Crest College (W Swimming), D’Youville College (W Lacrosse), Hilbert College (M&W Lacrosse), Medaille College (M&W Lacrosse), Rutgers University – Camden (M Golf), and Wilson College (M Volleyball). The NEAC has partnered with the North Atlantic Conference in the sport of men’s tennis and with the Colonial State Athletic Conference in the sport of Field Hockey. For more information, please visit: www.neacsports.com.