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Penn State Women’s Lacrosse Earns Two Big Ten Weekly Awards

Penn State women’s lacrosse brought in two Big Ten weekly awards on Tuesday. Gretchen Gilmore and Kelly MacKinney each earned recognition after the Nittany Lions’ upset victory against No. 12 Johns Hopkins on Thursday.

Gilmore was named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week after recording three goals and three assists against the Blue Jays. The attacker has 28 goals so far this season, scoring in all but three contests this year. In a match where Kristin O’Neill was locked off, the Nittany Lions needed someone else to step up and Gilmore did just that. The senior also surpassed 100 career points on Thursday.

Also on the offensive end, Kelly MacKinney was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week. MacKinney had two goals and three assists on Thursday, both being her career highs. The attacker has 23 points on the season and has been a vital addition to the Penn State squad.

Penn State returns to action to take on Ohio State at noon on Saturday, April 27, at Panzer Stadium in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Tournament.

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