USC Lacrosse’s Kait Devir Named Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week
SAN FRANCISCO – USC lacrosse sophomore goalie Kait Devir (Ridgewood, N.J.) was named the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week for the week of Feb. 7-13, the league announced on Wednesday, Feb. 16. Stanford redshirt freshman attacker Ashley Humphrey was chosen for the Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week award.
Devir—who transferred to USC from Boston College—made her first collegiate start on Saturday (Feb. 12) and helped the Women of Troy to an 18-7 season-opening victory over San Diego State. Devir racked up nine saves and gave up just the seven goals as she faced 19 shots from the Aztecs. The win helped the Trojans improve to 7-3 all-time in season openers.
The award is the first for Devir as she becomes the third USC goalie to be honored by the Pac-12's weekly award. Riley Hertford was chosen a league-high six times (2019-21) and Gussie Johns was named Defensive Player of the Week twice in 2018, the first season of Pac-12 lacrosse.
The Pac-12 is in its fifth season of women's lacrosse. Women of Troy have earned conference weekly honors 19 times (14 defensive and five offensive) to rank second among league schools. Colorado leads with 20 awards. Stanford follows with 17 and then Arizona State with 16. Oregon (3) and California (1) round out the group.
The Trojans (1-0) opened the spring with an 11-goal win over San Diego State and now heads to the East Coast for meetings with No. 18 Jacksonville and Mercer. USC takes on the Dolphins in Jacksonville on Friday (Feb. 18) and then goes to Macon, Ga., to tangle with the Bears on Sunday (Feb. 20).
For more information on the USC women's lacrosse team, a complete schedule, and results, please visit USCTrojans.com. Fans of the Women of Troy can follow the team on Instagram and on Twitter @USCTrojansLax.
USC ALL-TIME PAC-12 LACROSSE WEEKLY AWARDS
DPOW: Gussie Johns, Sr. G (Feb. 12)
DPOW: Gussie Johns, Sr. G (Feb. 26)
DPOW: Lydia Sutton, Sr. D (Mar. 19)
OPOW: Kerrigan Miller, So. M (Mar. 19)
OPOW: Emily Concialdi, Sr. A (Feb. 25)
DPOW: Kerrigan Miller, Jr. M (Mar. 11)
DPOW: Riley Hertford, So. G (Mar. 18)
OPOW: Sophia Donovan, So. A (Mar. 18)
DPOW: Riley Hertford, So. G (Apr. 1)
OPOW: Kelsey Huff, So. M (Apr. 1)
DPOW: Jackie Gilbert, Sr. D (Apr. 8)
DPOW: Jackie Gilbert, Sr. D (Apr. 22)
DPOW: Riley Hertford, Jr. G (Feb. 17)
DPOW: Riley Hertford, Jr. G (Feb. 24)
OPOW: Emily Concialdi, Sr. A (Feb. 24)
DPOW: Riley Hertford, Jr. G (Mar. 9)
DPOW: Riley Hertford, Sr. G (Mar. 8)
DPOW: Natalie Byrne, Sr. D (Apr. 26)
DPOW: Kait Devir, So. G (Feb. 16)