Olivia Hood Named Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – Sun Devil Lacrosse earned a Pac-12 Player of the Week honor for the fifth time this season, the conference announced on Monday.
Olivia Hood was selected as the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week for the first time in her career. Arizona State has now had 12 individuals receive the top weekly conference honor in Head Coach Tim McCormack's two seasons, after previously only winning the award three times in the two prior seasons.
Of the possible 18 recipients of a Pac-12 Player of the Week award in 2021, nine have been Sun Devils. ASU has earned six offensive and three defensive player of the week selections, an indication of the balance of the team.
Olivia Hood – Defensive Player of the Week
Since returning from an injury midseason, Olivia Hood has been a key part of a much-improved Sun Devil defensive unit. She finished the weekend with four ground balls and four caused turnovers, helping Arizona State earn a split with the Bay Area schools.
"Sunday's performance was just another great game day and a day to get better," Hood reflected. "As a defensive unit we really locked it down, we were all playing on house money."
In the 11-7 victory over Cal, Hood and the Sun Devil defense overwhelmed the Golden Bears' attack, giving up only seven goals, including one over the final 14 minutes. Hood's aggressiveness and relentless pursuit of her matchup were big factors in containing the Cal offense.
She also provided a spark offensively, clearing a ball and taking it coast-to-coast to earn a free-position attempt. Hood cashed in on the opportunity, scoring her first goal of the season and sixth of her career.
"I was glad that I could get down on the attack end for a quick second, I miss those girls during the game haha, but it wouldn't have been possible without the defensive unit helping clear that ball over," Hood added.
SUN DEVILS TO WIN PAC-12 PLAYER OF THE WEEK (14)
Olivia Hood (4/19/21) – Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week
Emily Glagolev (3/29/21) – Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week
Kerri Clayton (3/23/21) – Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week
Berkeley Bonneau (3/23/21) – Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week
Kerri Clayton (3/15/21) – Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week
Berkeley Bonneau (3/15/21) – Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week
Carley Adams (3/8/21) – Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week
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
2021 PAC-12 LACROSSE PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Defensive Player of the Week Offensive Player of the Week
Apr. 19 Olivia Hood, ASU Ali Baiocco, Stanford
Apr. 12 Eliza Cahill, Colorado Charlie Rudy, Colorado
Apr. 5 Julia Lisella, Colorado Sadie Grozier, Colorado
Mar. 29 Genesis Lucero, Stanford Emily Glagolev, ASU
Mar. 23 Berkeley Bonneau, ASU Kerri Clayton, ASU
Mar. 15 Berkeley Bonneau, ASU Kerri Clayton, ASU
Mar. 8 Riley Hertford, USC Carley Adams, ASU
Mar. 2 Anna Collawn, Colorado Ali Baiocco, Stanford
Feb. 23 Berkeley Bonneau, ASU Carley Adams, ASU
Another Pac-12 showdown looms as the Sun Devils finish the regular season next weekend. First up, they will honor a legendary senior class after taking on USC on Friday, April 23 at 3 pm. In the first meeting between the two sides, the Sun Devils cruised to a 20-9 victory, their first in program history over USC. The implications for the Pac-12 Conference standings and Pac-12 Conference Tournament seeding are substantial, as both teams will enter with a 5-3 conference record. Catch the action via the live stream at the following link, or follow along via live stats here.
*There has been an update in the Sun Devil Athletics fan attendance policy. For some of our smaller Olympic sport venues, student-athlete family and guest tickets remain the priority and we will accommodate additional fans the day of if we are not already at capacity.
ASU has a quick turnaround as they will immediately head to Southern California for a rematch with San Diego State. The 1 pm contest is scheduled for Sunday, April 25 with a live stream available here and live stats at the following link. The Sun Devils opened the season with a 23-10 win over San Diego State at home, and will now return the trip to San Diego where they lost a thrilling 19-18 game in 2020.
HOW TO FOLLOW
We will be honoring our senior class all week long on our social media channels. Follow our Twitter and Instagram accounts (@SunDevilWLax) and like our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/sundevilwlax/). Visit our website, TheSunDevils.com, for the latest updates and information on the program.