Women's Lacrosse's Morissette Receives BIG EAST Accolade

Kaylin Morissette has 96 draw controls on the year and ranks second nationally at 8.73 per game.

Kaylin Morissette has 96 draw controls on the year and ranks second nationally at 8.73 per game.

April 8, 2014

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - University of Louisville women's lacrosse's Kaylin Morissette had a record-setting performance over the weekend, helping her earn BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week honors on Tuesday. Teammate Jamie Redding was named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll.

The sophomore, in addition to causing one turnover in the 23-2 victory over Cincinnati on Sunday, broke her single-game record with 14 draw controls. She ranks second in the nation - first in the conference - at 8.73 draw controls per game and already has shattered the single-season record by 17 with at least five games remaining on the Cardinals' schedule.

Morissette was part of a largely successful defense that limited Cincinnati to just two goals - the third fewest by a Louisville opponent in school history - on six shots, which all came in the first half. The Bearcats also turned the ball over 11 times under Louisville's defensive pressure.

Redding totaled one goal and five assists against Cincinnati, helping Louisville set the school's single-game record for points with 35. The assist total is tied for third most in a game in school history, and her 19 on the year is tied for fourth in a single season in school history. She currently ranks first in the conference with 1.73 assists per game, good enough for 28th nationally.

Louisville (8-3, 2-0 BIG EAST) moved up to No. 19 in the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association poll on Monday. The Cardinals return to action this weekend for a pair of road games, first playing at Temple on Friday at 3 p.m. ET followed by a noon contest at Villanova on Sunday.

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