Adams, Bonneau Sweep Pac-12 Player of the Week Awards
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – For the second time in program history, Sun Devil Lacrosse swept the Pac-12 Player of the Week honors, the conference announced Tuesday afternoon.
Goalkeeper Berkeley Bonneau earned Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week recognition and was joined by teammate Carley Adams, who took home the Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week honors. It is the seventh and eighth time a Sun Devil has won a Player of the Week award, with five of them coming since Head Coach Tim McCormack took over two years ago.
"Berk and Carley each had a great week," Coach McCormack remarked. "The result was a product of their great effort and energy daily at practice."
The performances of Adams and Bonneau were extraordinary, but it was a well-balanced effort from the entire Sun Devil Lacrosse team. 10 different players scored a goal and 14 recorded a point, while defenders and midfielders throughout the roster made life miserable for the Aztecs offense. Arizona State allowed only two goals over the final 30 minutes of play, pulling away for 23-10 victory much to the delight of their coach.
"Overall, we played great as a team and had contributions from so many different people which was awesome to start the season that way," Coach McCormack reflected.
Berkeley Bonneau – Defensive Player of the Week
Berkeley Bonneau delivered another spectacular performance in goal, claiming her second career Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week honor. She recorded 15 saves in the Sun Devils' 23-10 season-opening win over San Diego State, several of which were of the highlight-reel variety. Bonneau recorded double-digit saves for the 27th time in her decorated career and reached the 15-save mark for the fifth time. She posted 11 saves in the first half, and allowed just one goal in the second half before being substituted.
Carley Adams – Offensive Player of the Week
It was a memorable afternoon for Carley Adams, as she enjoyed one of the greatest offensive outbursts in program history. She tied a program record with eight goals, matching teammate Kerri Clayton, who accomplished the feat in an overtime win against Oregon in 2019. Adams' mark represents the most goals scored by a Sun Devil in a regulation game. She was all over the field in the Sun Devils' victory, adding an assist and collecting three ground balls in addition to her scoring contributions. Adams has thrived in the new offense installed under Coach McCormack. Of her four career game with at least five goals, three have come over the past two seasons.
SUN DEVILS TO WIN PAC-12 PLAYER OF THE WEEK (8)
Berkeley Bonneau (2/23/21) – Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week
Carley Adams (2/23/21) – Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week
Kerri Clayton (3/2/20) – Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week
Berkeley Bonneau (3/2/20) – Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week
Emily Glagolev (2/17/20) – Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week
Emily Glagolev (4/22/19) – Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week
Kerri Clayton (4/8/19) – Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week
Kaylon Buckner (2/12/19) – Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week
Arizona State swept the first Pac-12 Lacrosse Player of the Week awards, the first time a Sun Devil had earned the distinction on opening weekend since Kaylon Buckner took home Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week honors in 2019.
2021 PAC-12 LACROSSE PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Defensive Player of the Week Offensive Player of the Week
Feb. 23 Berkeley Bonneau, ASU Carley Adams, ASU
The Maroon & Gold prepare for another home game, as the Fresno State Bulldogs come to Tempe on Saturday for a 1 pm MST matchup. The game broadcast will be live streamed via the Pac-12 digital network at the following link. Live stats will be provided and can be found here.
*A reminder that all Sun Devil Athletics home events are closed to the public this year due to Pac-12 Conference COVID-19 policy.
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