The number six ranked Benedictine Women’s lacrosse team continues conference play dominance with two emphatic wins over William Penn University and Culver-Stockton College.
This season the Ravens have been on a roll with a dominating record of 7-1. In their eight games the Ravens have outscored their opponents 165-47.
The Ravens have also swept the KCAC player of the week awards. Erica Odell, senior, had 14 goals and two assists on the week to make her the KCAC offensive player of the week. Gianna Staletti, sophomore, had seven saves in their two games making her the KCAC defensive player of the week.
“I’ve been focusing on watching the ball more and always having my eyes open. I’m being more active on the ball and knowing where the ball is so I can tell my defenders,” Staletti said.
The Ravens are led by the outstanding play of senior attacker Natalie Wechter. In eight games Wechter already has 47 goals and 21 assists.
Wechter earned her first NAIA Women’s Lacrosse Offensive player of the week award thanks to her performance over spring break where she scored 20 goals and had seven assists in three games.
“It feels great, it’s a great representation of our team because I couldn’t win it without them. Our team is working hard and improving every day. I will do whatever will help my team win a National Championship,” Wechter said.
The Ravens are currently 4-0 in conference play and on top of the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference standings. With only four games left in the season the Ravens are looking for another #1 seed in the KCAC conference tournament.
The Ravens will continue their conference play as they take on St. Ambrose University on Friday at Legacy Field.