March 8, 2010

SIMPSON HONORED AS WOMEN'S LAX ROOKIE OF THE WEEK BY AMERICA EAST

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.Jenny Simpson (New Canaan, Conn.), a freshman attacker on the 19th-ranked University of New Hampshire women's lacrosse team, was named Rookie of the Week by the America East conference on Monday.

Simpson had a breakout game March 6 against Colgate University in which she recorded five points on three goals and two assists -- all three numbers were career highs. She also tallied three ground balls in that game to garner recognition as America East Player of the Game. Simpson's first goal gave UNH a 3-0 lead, then her second-half goals at 20:09 and 16:02 were part of a 5-2 Wildcat run that extended the advantage to 11-7.

Simpson, who has played in all four games and been in the starting lineup twice, has four goals and two assists for six points.

New Hampshire (4-0 overall, 0-0 America East) returns to action March 9 at home against Harvard University. Game time at Memorial Field is 3 p.m.

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