Christine Anneberg named America East Rookie of the Week

BOSTON, Mass. - Christine Anneberg (Denver, Colo.), a freshman attack on the University of New Hampshire women's lacrosse team, was named Rookie of the Week by America East on Monday. It is the third consecutive week that Anneberg was named top rookie and she captured the award four of a possible eight times in the 2001 season.

Anneberg is the only player to win three consecutive awards this season and is the only player to be feted four times. UNH has won eight of the 21 regular-season America East awards, more than any other conference team.

Anneberg recorded three goals and one assist in three games last week. Her first half goal against 16th-ranked Hofstra University gave UNH a 3-2 lead and she was credited with a caused turnover and a draw control vs. the Pride. Anneberg recorded two goals and an assist against Harvard University.

For the season, Anneberg is third on the team in goals (29) and tied for third in points at 35; those numbers rank her 14th in America East in scoring at 2.06 points per game. She is third on the team in both caused turnovers and draw controls and is fifth in ground balls.

New Hampshire finished the regular season at 11-5, the most wins by a Wildcat team since the 1991 team advanced to the NCAA semifinals and finished 11-2. The Wildcats are the No. 4 seed in the America East Championships, which are May 4-5 at Hofstra University's Hofstra Stadium.

The 'Cats play top-seeded Hofstra (14-2 overall, 6-0 America East) in a Friday semifinal at 5 p.m. The title game, the winner of which receives an automatic NCAA tourney berth, is May 5 at 4 p.m.

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