DANBURY, Conn. – After being named Capital Athletic Conference Women's Lacrosse Defensive Player of the Week for the first time in her career on Monday, sophomore Kieran Kelleher of the No. 10 Salisbury University women's lacrosse team tacked on another accolade to her resume, earning the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference's Division III Defensive Player of the Week for the Mid-Atlantic region.
Kelleher has been a key piece to a defense that has seen a lot of changes this season. Even with those changes, the Sea Gulls have put together a five-game winning streak including wins against three ranked squads in York College of Pennsylvania, State University of New York at Cortland, and most recently, Franklin & Marshall College.
Last week in a three-game stretch for the Gulls, the back line held the State University of New York at Brockport and Southern Virginia University to a combined four goals through the two matches, before downing then-No. 2 Cortland, 13-11.
Against the Red Dragons, Kelleher set a new milestone in her career with game highs in ground balls and caused turnovers with three apiece.
Kelleher and the Sea Gulls are back in action on Saturday, March 28, as they get back into CAC play against the University of Mary Washington at Sea Gull Stadium. The game will be Salisbury's annual Pink Game. First draw is set for 1 p.m.