BOSTON - Sarah Cahill (Lexington, Mass.), a junior midfielder on the University of New Hampshire women's lacrosse team, was honored as Defender of the Week by the America East conference on Monday.
Cahill helped UNH to a 12-5 victory against the University of Vermont with an impressive all-around effort that included a career-high six ground balls, one caused turnover and two goals. Her first tally tied the game, 3-3, and ignited a four-goal Wildcat rally that gave the 'Cats a lead they would not relinquish.
Cahill ranks third on the team in goals (10) and is fourth in points (10). She has scored a goal in seven of 10 games this season and matched her career high of three goals at Richmond (March 21).
This is the second time in her career that Cahill has been recognized as Defender of the Week. She was also honored April 4 of her 2001 rookie season. In 41 career games, Cahill has 26 goals and three assists for 29 points.
UNH (1-9, 1-0 America East) returns to action April 15 (4 p.m.) at Harvard University. The next Wildcat home game is April 25 vs. Stony Brook. Game time at Memorial Field is 3:30 p.m.