USC Lacrosse's Danielle Carson Named Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week
SAN FRANCISCO – USC lacrosse junior defender Danielle Carson (Wantagh, N.Y.) was named the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week for the week of April 25-May 1, the league announced on Monday, May 2.
The award is Carson's first-career Pac-12 weekly honor as she becomes the 14th Trojan to be chosen at least once in her career. Last week, she set new career marks with five ground balls and five caused turnovers in the Trojans' regular-season finale against UC Davis. Her five caused turnovers matched the fourth-highest single-game output in program history as USC collected its 13th win of the season, 12-6, over the Aggies.
The Pac-12 is in its fifth season of women's lacrosse. Since 2018, Women of Troy have earned conference weekly honors 25 times (17 defensive and eight offensive) and have swept the weekly awards six times.
The 16th-ranked Trojans (13-3, 8-2 Pac-12) hold the second seed in this week's Pac-12 Championship set to be played at Sun Devil Lacrosse Stadium in Tempe, Ariz. USC will take on either third-seeded host Arizona State (9-7, 7-3) or sixth-seeded California (2-15, 1-9). The Sun Devils and Golden Bears meet in the first round on Wednesday, May 4. The winner will advance to meet the Women of Troy in the semifinals on Thursday, May 5, at 7 p.m. PT. All Pac-12 tournament games will be shown live on the Pac-12 Networks.
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)
DPOW: Kait Devir, So. G (Feb. 22)
OPOW: Shelby Tilton, So. A (Feb. 22)
OPOW: Kelsey Huff, Gr. M (Mar. 14)
DPOW: Kaleigh Brennan, Sr. D (Apr. 25)
OPOW: Isabelle Vitale, Fr. A (Apr. 25)
DPOW: Danielle Carson, Jr. D (May 2)