LANCASTER, Pa. – #2 Franklin & Marshall senior attack, Jen Pritchard (Media, Pa./Penncrest) was named to the WomensLacrosse.com Weekly Honor Roll following her eight-goal, one assist weekend in the NCAA Division III Women’s Lacrosse Regional Round. Pritchard’s efforts helped the Diplomats (19-1) to the NCAA Division III National Championship weekend for the third consecutive year.
Pritchard rolled up a hat trick and an assist in the 15-5 win over #6 Union and then dumped five goals in the cage in the 12-7 win over #8 Tufts. The wins propelled F&M into Saturday’s NCAA Division III semifinal where F&M will face #5 Hamilton (16-2) in a rematch of last year’s championship game.
Pritchard will fire at the WomensLacrosse.com Defensive Player of the Week, Hamilton’s Kate Fowler. Fowler helped the Continentals win the Colby regional with a 57.9 save percentage over the weekend, making eight saves in the 8-7 win over Williams before making saves in the 13-9 win over Middlebury.
The honor marks Pritchard’s first nod in the weekly awards from the web site. The site has named her an All-American following each of her three completed seasons, twice placing her on the First Team. In 2007, WomensLacrosse.com was one of three organizations that dubbed the Diplomat Attack of the Year. Pritchard’s honor is the fourth bestowed upon F&M lacrosse this season.
Pritchard’s fourth goal of the game against Tufts reset the NCAA Division III record for career goals scored in the postseason at 47 – she extended it to 48. She already held the record for most goals in an NCAA tourney (19 in 2007). That same aforementioned goal reset the Centennial Conference record for goals scored in a career at 262. Later in the game, she scored on a free position shot that made her the all-time points leader at Franklin & Marshall with 313, besting Lauren Petrella’s ’94 record of 312.
Pritchard’s dual record-breaking goal was the 24th game-winner of her career (owns that record at F&M too). It was also her seventh of the season, leaving her one short of her own record for game-winning goals in a season set back in 2007.