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Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Carter Gets 4th Freshman Of Week
April 19, 2016
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Penn State women’s lacrosse freshman standout Madison Carter (Davidsonville, Md.) was recognized as Big Ten Freshman of the Week for a fourth time on Tuesday afternoon.
Carter was a vital asset for Penn State this week in multiple areas in which the Nittany Lions went 1-1. Carter finished with five points on four goals and an assist, while pulling down nine draw controls, two ground balls and three caused turnovers.
In Wednesday's game vs. Cornell, Carter had an assist and a career-high seven draw controls along with a ground ball and two caused turnovers. In Sunday's win at Michigan, Carter had a game-high four goals, a ground ball, two draws and a forced turnover.
Carter has scored in 13 of 14 games this season and is second on the team with 34 goals, the most by a PSU freshman since 2012. Carter’s 41 draw controls are second best on the squad.
Carter garnered her fourth weekly rookie honor from the conference (Feb. 13, March 15, April 5). Carter is third on the team with 30 points on 27 goals and three assists, while ranking second on the team with 31 draw controls.
Carter’s 34 tallies are second on the squad, while her 2.43 goals per game rank in a sixth in the Big Ten and tops among all freshmen. Carter ranks as the fourth-highest scoring freshman in the country on a per-game basis.
Carter and the 14th-ranked Nittany Lions (10-4, 2-1 Big Ten) finish the regular season with a pair of home games against top 15 opponents beginning with Saturday’s contest against No. 12 Northwestern. That game will serve as Senior Day and Alumni Day with opening draw slated for Noon. Admission and parking are free
The regular-season will conclude on Thursday, April 28 at 7 p.m. against top-ranked and defending champion Maryland on Big Ten Network and BTN2Go.