Datino, Doyle Claim MPSF Weekly Awards

Senior Elizabeth Datino claimed her second MPSF Offensive Player of the Week award of the year thanks to a 5-1-6 performance against No. 14 Stanford on Thursday.
(Wayne Tilcock, Davis Enterprise)

April 30, 2013

DAVIS, Calif. - UC Davis senior attacker Elizabeth Datino captured her second Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Offensive Player of the Week award while freshman defender Mary Doyle was chosen as Defensive Player of the Week for the performances in Thursday's upset over No. 14 Stanford, it was announced by the conference office.

This is the second and third weekly nod for Aggie lacrosse this season. Datino claimed Offensive honors back on April 1. USC's Amanda Johansen picked up Rookie of the Week honors, for which Doyle also was nominated.

Datino led UC Davis with five goals, including the game-winner with 2.5 seconds remaining in overtime, in the 15-14 upset of the Cardinal. She also tallied an assist and a ground ball. The 2012 all-region honoree closed out her career with 149 goals and a school-record 96 assists. Her total for goals and total points (245) rank second in school history only to Katie McMahon.

Doyle posted four caused turnovers with six ground balls and a pair of draw controls against Stanford. Her last draw control came with three minutes remaining in regulation, setting the stage for Hannah Mirza's equalizer to force overtime. Her final steal was a stick check against the Cardinal's leading scorer, Kyle Fraser, thwarting the Farm from taking a two-goal lead early in the overtime period. Doyle was the only freshman to start all 15 games this season, recording 48 draw controls and a team-high 15 caused turnovers for the year.

UC Davis finished 6-9 overall and 3-5 in MPSF play under first-year head coach Kate Henwood. The victory over Stanford is the program's first against a nationally ranked Division I opponent. It also ranks second on the LaxPower.com Upsets list, which compares the teams' power rankings.