Cuenin repeats as league's top defensive player

April 10, 2017

DAVIS, Calif. - UC Davis sophomore midfielder Taylor Cuenin captured her second consecutive Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Women's Lacrosse Defensive Player of the Week, the conference office announced Monday. This award is chosen by a vote of the MPSF member institutions' sports information directors.


A neurobiology, physiology & behavior student from Danville, Cuenin posted a game-high six caused turnovers to go with five ground balls, two draw controls and four goals in Saturday's 16-7 conference road win at Fresno State.


Cuenin entered the week ranked second nationally in caused turnovers (3.58 per game) and fourth in ground balls (3.83). This also extends her school season CTs record to 49. Cuenin is just one of four players in the country to have amassed six or more steals in two different games this season.


This is the third MPSF weekly honor to go to a UC Davis player. Cuenin won the same award on April 3, while freshman Amanda Outcalt garnered Rookie of the Week distinction back on March 13. The Aggies continue MPSF action at Cal on Friday, then return home to host Oregon on Sunday.