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U.S. Lacrosse Magazine Selects Carley Adams as National Player of the Week

Apr 12, 2022

SPARKS, Md. – Sun Devil Lacrosse's Carley Adams was named the U.S. Lacrosse Magazine National Player of the Week, the publication announced on Tuesday.

Adams becomes just the third player in program history to win a National Weekly Award and the first to receive it from U.S. Lacrosse Magazine. A Sun Devil has now won a National Player of the Week honor in back-to-back weeks, with Taylor Pinzone receiving the distinction from Inside Lacrosse only eight days ago.

It has been quite the week for Adams, who was also recently named the Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week for the third time in her career.

"Carley is a tremendous leader and lives our core values through and through," Assistant Coach Nicole Graziano remarked. "She loves the game and has so much fun playing Sun Devil Lacrosse. Never shy to make a joke and make everyone laugh, she's a positive player who gets better everyday and consistently makes her teammates better. "Grandma Crit" has played at ASU since year one and has been instrumental in creating the foundation of this program! I'm excited to continue to enjoy each moment we have together with Sun Devil Lacrosse."

Carley Adams – U.S. Lacrosse Magazine Player of the Week
Attacker Carley Adams was unstoppable in leading the Sun Devils to a 2-0 record, garnering national attention in the process. During the Bay Area sweep, Adams scored five goals on Friday and dished out five assists on Sunday, the only Pac-12 player in the with a five-goal and five-assist game this weekend. She showed off her ability to both score and facilitate, causing opposing defenses problems and making it impossible to gameplan for the Sun Devils.

On Friday in the program's first win over No. 22 Stanford, Adams was in the middle of everything, finishing with six points (five goals). She took over the game at several points, making a stingy Stanford defense pay for one-on-one coverage. Adams relished a completely different role on Sunday, becoming the main distributor in Arizona State's win over Cal. She dished out a career-best five assists and delivered another six point performance. She now has 10 games with five or more goals and 13 games with five or more points in her career. On the weekend, Adams finished with 12 points (six goals and six assists) in the program's first-ever sweep of Stanford and Cal.

Sun Devils to win National Player of the Week (3)
Carley Adams (4/12/22) - U.S. Lacrosse Magazine Player of the Week
Taylor Pinzone (4/4/22) - Inside Lacrosse Player of the Week
Kerri Clayton (2/14/18) - Inside Lacrosse Player of the Week

Carley Adams has not stopped improving since arriving in Tempe, developing into one of the nation's premier attackers. She took her game to another level following the arrival of Head Coach Tim McCormack and his coaching staff of Nicole Graziano and Dorrien Van Dyke. Through her first two seasons, Adams played in 33 games and had 15 points (13 goals & 2 assists). Over her past 37 games, she has 150 points (107 goals & 43 assists), earning a spot on the IWLCA All-Region Team and was a First Team Pac-12 All-Conference selection after an epic 2021 campaign. 

Arizona State hits the road for the final time in the regular season, returning the trip to Oregon and Colorado. First up, the Sun Devils match up with the Oregon Ducks on Friday, Apr. 15 at 6 PM MST. The game will be broadcasted via the Oregon Live Stream with live stats available here. The second leg of the road trip sees the Maroon & Gold head to Boulder, looking for their first road win over Colorado on Sunday, Apr. 17 at 12 PM MST in showdown that will be featured on Pac-12 Network. More information on how to watch the game against the Buffaloes can be found here, with live stats also available. 

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