Shannon Gallagher Named Big South Women’s Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week

Posted April 29, 2014 7:15 am | Filed under Sports, Winthrop Athletics

CHARLOTTE, NC – Sophomore Shannon Gallagher has been named the Choice Hotels Big South Women’s Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week it was announced Monday by the conference office.

The award for Gallagher, a midfielder from Silver Spring, MD, is her first of the season and her third weekly honor in her two-year career.

Gallagher had a strong week, totaling 22 points on 12 goals and 10 assists as she helped Winthrop to a 3-0 week, propelling the Eagles into fourth place in the conference.

She started the week with five points against Coastal Carolina on three goals and two assists. She followed that with eight points on five goals and three assists at Liberty, and closed the week with nine points against Presbyterian on six goals and three assists. She also picked up 10 ground balls, nine draw controls and two caused turnovers.

Gallagher and the Eagles will start the Big South Conference Tournament at home on Wednesday at 2 p.m. against the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers.