CAMBRIDGE, Mass.Ashley Durepo (Concord, N.H.) and Ashley Milley (Sudbury, Mass.), both of the University of New Hampshire women’s lacrosse team, were honored as America East Player of the Week and Defensive Player of the Week, respectively, the league announced Monday.

Durepo recorded five goals and six assists for 11 points, as well as three draw controls and one caused turnover, in two games last week. She opened the week with two goals and an assist, as well as a caused turnover, in UNH’s 8-7 upset of 10th-ranked Yale University on the road; she tallied all three points on the first three goals of the game to propel the ‘Cats to a 3-0 lead.

The junior attack then tallied career highs in both assists (five) and points (eight) against UConn. The eight points marked the highest total by a Wildcat since March 29, 2006, when Katie Leland finished with that many vs. Brown University. A UNH player had not tallied five assists since April 10, 2004, when Leland did so at Stony Brook University.

Durepo recorded one goal and two assists in the opening 15 minutes against the Huskies to spark UNH to a 4-0 lead; then in the second half with the Wildcats leading 7-4, she set up consecutive goals 78 seconds apart to help the ‘Cats pull away for an 18-4 victory.

Milley recorded a 6.00 goals-against-average and .522 save percentage as she stopped 12 of 23 shots she faced in playing all 120 minutes in two games last week. With the Wildcats holding that one-goal lead, 8-7, in the closing minutes at Yale, Milley made two
saves to deny the Bulldogs the game-tying goal and give UNH its first win against a nationally-ranked team since March 16, 2006, when the ‘Cats defeated #18 Towson University. Milley finished the game with eight saves. In UNH’s other game, Milley made four saves against UConn to give the Wildcats consecutive wins for the first time this season.

In five games this season, Milley has a 3-2 record with a 8.00 GAA and .403 save percentage. Durepo is the UNH leader in goals (11), assists (eight) and points (19).

New Hampshire returns to action March 12 (4 p.m.) at home against Harvard University.
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