April 1, 2013
DAVIS, Calif. - UC Davis senior attacker Elizabeth Datino was selected as the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Offensive Player of the Week for women's lacrosse, it was announced by the conference office Monday night. She is the first Aggie to win a weekly award since Anna Geissbuhler shared Player of the Week distinction in March 2012.
Stanford goalkeeper Lyndsey Munoz was selected as Defensive Player of the Week while Denver's Rachael McKinnon garnered the league's Rookie of the Week award.
Datino, a Centennial, Colo. native and Littleton High School alumna, scored 13 goals with four assists for 17 total points during UC Davis' three-game Spring Break road trip last week. She opened with a career-high seven goals at Howard, scoring six during the first 17 minutes of play. Datino followed that with 3-for-4 shooting with an assist against 18th-ranked Navy, then posted three goals with two assists in Saturday's 9-7 loss to Drexel.
Datino earned an NCAA statistical championship as a junior in 2012, leading all Division I players with 6.31 points per game. This year, she ranks second in the MPSF with 3.10 goals per game and third with a 4.70 points average.
UC Davis resumes conference play with a Sunday game at Denver.