Elliott Named GNAC Women’s Lacrosse Goalkeeper of the Week, Boedeker Named Rookie of the Week

Courtesy of Simmons Athletics Communications, Sports Editor

Simmons University’s Nicole Elliott (Wayne, N.J.) was named the Great Northeast Athletic Conference Women’s Lacrosse Goalkeeper of the Week for the week of February 24 to March 1, it was announced today by the league.

Elliott was outstanding in the Sharks’ only match of the week, helping them to a 14-7 victory over host Salve Regina University on February 29. The sophomore transfer stopped 16 of 23 shots to post a .696 save percentage. The Wayne Valley High School product’s 16 saves were the most-ever for a goalie in their Simmons debut, while also standing as the highest total in a season opener and victory since March 1, 2014 when Crystal Derosier (2012-15) made 21 saves in a 15-11 triumph over visiting Regis College (Mass.). Elliott was almost infallible in the first half of play for the Sharks, stopping 12 of 14 shots she faced, while the team was outshot, 17-8. The Psychology and Education major’s prowess in net allowed the Simmons offense to build a 6-2 opening half advantage. She finished out the second stanza with four saves to help the Sharks secure the victory.

Emily Boedeker (Portland, Maine) was named the Great Northeast Athletic Conference Women’s Lacrosse Rookie of the Week for the week of February 24 to March 1, it was announced today by the league.

Boedeker earns the honor following the Sharks’ only match of the week in their season opener. The first year scored four goals in as many shots to contribute to a 14-7 victory over host Salve Regina University on February 29. The rookie’s goal total was the highest output of any player in school history in their collegiate debut for Simmons. The Waynflete School product tallied two of her goals in the opening half to help the Sharks build a crucial 6-2 advantage at the intermission and found the back of the net to open the second stanza to keep the momentum going for Simmons.