MEDFORD – For the second time in three weeks, a Tufts University player has been named an Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) National Player of the Week.
Jumbo junior Emily Games has earned IWLCA Division III Offensive Player of the Week honors today after senior teammate Dakota Adaemic received the award on March 27 of this season. With 2018 graduate Caroline Nowak also garnering the recognition on April 11 of last season, Jumbos have been National Players of the Week three times in the last two years.
Games scored 10 goals with three assists for 13 points (4.3 per game) in a 3-0 week for head coach Courtney Shute's Jumbos last week. Tufts remained undefeated at 11-0 and 6-0 in the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC). Ranked sixth nationally, Tufts is the only unbeaten team in the IWLCA top 20.
In Wednesday night's 21-13 conference win at Williams College, Games scored four goals with an assist and collected three draw controls and a ground ball. She scored all of her points in the first half helping Tufts build an 11-9 lead at halftime before they pulled away in the second half.
Saturday's match-up of top 10 teams featured Tufts against #9 Wesleyan University in a NESCAC showdown at Bello Field. Games finished with three goals and two assists as well as two draw controls in a 17-10 Jumbo win. The game was closer than it looked as Tufts trailed 7-5 at the half and the score was tied 10-10 with 12:40 to go in regulation. Games had a goal and two assists down the stretch as Tufts again pulled away from its NESCAC opponent.
The Jumbos finished off the busy week with a 24-10 victory over Babson College at Bello Field. Games scored three goals and also caused three turnovers in the contest.
For the 2019 season, Games is second on the Jumbos with 36 points (28 goals, 8 assists). Her nine caused turnovers are also second on the squad.
She was the only freshman on the IWLCA Division III All-America teams back in 2017. An IWLCA All-Region first team selection in each of her first two seasons, Games was named NESCAC Player of the Week as well on Monday.
Tufts returns to action on Saturday when they host another important NESCAC match against Amherst College.
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